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10 December 2018Wageningen to harvest first soil-less banana crop

The University is working with Chiquita Brands to pioneer a solution to Panama Disease TR4, which threatens the existence of the Cavendish variety.

10 December 2018Big dip forecast for global apple crop

Global apple production is forecast down to its lowest level in 8 years in 2018/19, as weather-induced losses in China more than offset gains in the EU.

10 December 2018Crowley adds reefer capacity

The U.S marine solutions, transportation and logistics company has added 400 reefer containers to its fleet ahead of peak demand from Central America.

10 December 2018IG Intl ups US apple sourcing

The Indian fruit distributor says it aims to import 20K MT of apples this season, a decade after starting a commercial relationship with Stemilt Growers.

09 December 2018Fyffes refutes abuse allegations

The Irish multinational has responded to the criticism of FTUSA by a coalition of unions, farmworkers, fair trade advocates, ethical businesses and retailers.

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08 December 2018San Miguel taps market for further funding

The Argentinean multinational has secured US$100m of financing to underpin its expansion of sustainable production in Latin America and South Africa.

07 December 2018China clears reefers for South African citrus

Specialised reefer vessels have been cleared to carry citrus from South Africa to China, subject to certain phytosanitary and logistical protocols.

07 December 2018Australia faces minor dip in citrus exports

Orange exports are forecast at 215,000 MT in 2019, down 6.5% on the total for this year because of lower production.

07 December 2018Korea clears path for Kenyan fruit

Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that South Korea's Animal and Plant Quarantine has given the green light for fresh produce exports.

07 December 2018EPA approves use of antibiotic to combat Citrus Greening

The US Environmental Protection Agency decision opens the door for widespread use of oxytetracycline on grapefruit, oranges and tangerines.

07 December 2018Bad weather blamed for poor Korean pipfruit crop

Currently, fresh apple imports that would offset the shortfall are banned under Korean phytosanitary regulations.

06 December 2018CGA sounds alarm on reefer capacity

The Southern African Citrus Growers Association is forecasting a best-case scenario growth rate in citrus export volumes of 37% over the next 5 years.

06 December 2018Guayaquil neutralizes Posorja threat

The Jan De Nul has signed 25-year concession agreement to dredge the Guayaquil Port Access Channel, guaranteeing a new authorized draught of 12.5m.

06 December 2018Novo Fruit Packers wins water accolade

The Western Cape-based Capespan Group subsidiary found enough water from an alternative source to be able to go 'off-grid' in November 2017.

06 December 2018Mixed fortunes for Chile avocado industry

Despite a 20% reduction in the land dedicated to avocadoes over the past five years, production and exports continue to rise.