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20 February 2018Fresh Del Monte disappoints

A strong performance in its fresh produce business segment could not offset higher costs and lower banana sales volume and selling prices in the Middle East and Asia.

20 February 2018Hortgro reassures on fruit fly incursion

The South African deciduous body said the remainder of the Western Cape fruit industry is so far not affected by the interception and trade will continue as normal.

20 February 2018Valparaiso moves greatest share of Chilean fruit

Season-to-date shipments of fruit from the Port of Valparaiso are five times greater than the container port of San Antonio.

20 February 2018India forecasts banana shortfall

Despite being the world's largest banana producer, the country will need to double production to meet domestic demand by 2050.

20 February 2018Early bloom troubles tree fruit industry

About three weeks ahead of schedule, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association said this year's bloom is the earliest they have seen in years.

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20 February 2018Tasmanian fruit fly outbreak spreads

Tasmania's biosecurity department says an active population of fruit flies exists in the state's north after the invasive pest was discovered outside a control zone.

20 February 2018Bosnia struggles to find apple solution

A month after Russia reinstated a ban imports, institutions have yet to find a system that guarantees the apples are local and not re-exported from a third country.

20 February 2018Alabama mines for gold

The Southeast Kiwi Farming Cooperative is home to the United States' only commercial golden kiwifruit orchard.

19 February 2018Fruit fly found in Grabouw

The South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed the discovery in the town at the heart of the country's apple industry.

19 February 2018US banana imports head for new record

To the end of November 2017, the United States had imported 4.5m MT of bananas, with Guatemalan fruit accounting for 41% of the total.

19 February 2018Russia leads kinnow demand

The Russian market has absorbed 33% of season-to-date soft citrus shipments from Pakistan, which are running ahead of last year.

19 February 2018Cargo train carries Chinese apples to Minsk

The route launched from Linyi in January cuts the travel time between the two to 16 days, which is 30 days shorter than by sea, and 6-10 days shorter than by road.

19 February 2018Cocaine smugglers find fresh vector

Approximately 800kgs of the Class A narcotic has been de-commissioned by Mexican police after intercepting a shipment of avocadoes.

18 February 2018Delinanas article was fake news

Reefer Trends accepts that the article published on Friday 16 February regarding the suspension of Del Monte's operating a banana farm in Maguindanao was inaccurate and misleading.

16 February 2018Australia clears path for Indonesian fruit

A bilateral trade agreement sees Australia accepting Indonesian mangoes and dragon fruit while Indonesia has agreed to take Australian seed potatoes.