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Friday, July 13, 2018

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Is there a gap in the Spanish season?

GLOBAL MELON MARKET

In the summer months, the consumption of melons and watermelons usually increases. With the summer temperatures of the past few weeks, things should be going fine in the European melon market, but this is actually far from the truth.The fruit is currently in production in the countries of the northern.....

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Growing passionfruit organically and bio-dynamically

Parts of Southern California are seeing their first passionfruit for the year as the lengthy but steady season gets underway. Weather conditions have so far been favorable, especially for those with a good irrigation system in this drier part of the state."The passionfruit season in our region has just started.....

Hot weather welcomes start of northern US eggplant season

During the past week, a large portion of the eastern United States experienced hot conditions, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees in many areas. Many areas in the more northerly regions have just commenced their eggplant season and the hot temperatures have resulted in very good growing conditions for.....

Radish category continues exploring alternate ways to deliver

Radish is seeing a slightly better picture than it did at this time last year. “We currently have a normal supply of radish for this time of year and plan to continue with consistent volume throughout the season,” says Paul Miller of Duda Farm Fresh Foods in Oviedo, Fl. “Last year’s supply was constricted due.....

Healthy cherries not affected by frost damage

WSU researchers test nanocrystals to prevent frost damage in tree fruits

Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other popular fruits from frost damage is showing positive results in tests by Washington State University researchers.The research team recently received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food.....

US Drought Monitor - July 10th 2018

Drought in the US is up slightly: some 30% of the contiguous states are in moderate drought or worse. Click here for larger image.

CDC releases investigation update on multi-state outbreak of E. Coli

A final CDC investigation update of the multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to Romaine lettuce has been posted. The conclusions are as follows: As of June 28, 2018, this outbreak appears to be over.CDC laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in canal water.....

USDA citrus forecast July

The 2017-2018 Florida all orange forecast, released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board, is unchanged this month at 45.0 million boxes. The total is comprised of 19.0 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, mid-season, and Navel varieties) and 26.0 million boxes of Valencia oranges. The.....

Italy: Listeria affects produce

The case of frozen products contaminated with Listeria that concerned a few batches of minestrone, is once again the centre of attention. Also because all fresh produce companies should monitor the pathogen.Sicural microbiologist Claudia Fiumana stresses that "Listeria checks are essential and must not be.....

Promising Japanese plum cultivars for Himachal Pradesh

Plum trees are one of the most important and widely cultivated fruit crops in temperate regions all over the world. In India, Japanese plums were introduced by European colonists and missioners. The area currently destined to plum cultivation covers around 8,560 hectares, producing approximately 16 thousand.....

British carrot 'crisis' likely to continue for up to 11 months

British carrot growers are advising that recent adverse weather conditions will lead to the lowest yields for decades and the highest levels of imports. According to Rodger Hobson, Chairman of the British Carrot Growers Association, the carrot ‘crisis’ is likely to continue for anything up to 11 months. He.....


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Tim Putters, RIda Trade:

"Empty ginger market - prices are rocketing"

After the market for ginger was oversupplied in recent weeks and with Chinese product being dumped on the market for low prices, the situation has now changed. "The market is emptying and the price is rocketing," says Tim Putters of Rida Trade from Poeldijk. The Chinese garlic shows an opposite trend, with.....

Italy: Listeria affects produce

The case of frozen products contaminated with Listeria that concerned a few batches of minestrone, is once again the centre of attention. Also because all fresh produce companies should monitor the pathogen.Sicural microbiologist Claudia Fiumana stresses that "Listeria checks are essential and must not be.....

Adrie Kleinjan looks ahead to the new potato season:

“Too little or too much is decisive for the market situation”

The extremely dry weather is resulting in cautious optimism in the potato trade, yet Adrie Kleinjan has noticed growers are somewhat reserved. “They’ll first have to see it. It was dry in the past year as well, and we all know how that season ended. These growers were hit so hard, they don’t actually dare to.....

Particularly good start of Spanish melon season

The Spanish melon season started particularly well. Good demand combined with a smaller supply resulted in high prices. Good prices are expected for the remainder of the season, for Galia in particular.The market for Spanish melons started exceptionally well this year, with prices people could only dream of in.....

Packing more sustainably with top-seal

Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are transported across the conveyor very precisely. A bit further along, punnets with three compartments are manually filled with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Since the opening of FruitMasters’ renewed soft fruit packing station, the machines haven’t.....

Etienne Leclere:

“Protected production becoming ever more important for cherries”

BelOrta’s cherry season has started again. The first cherries from protected production were supplied late in May. To guarantee a better shelf life, the cherries are hydro-cooled.Prospects for the new cherry season are positive. BelOrta expects a normal to good harvest. “We’re seeing a good production in both.....

Spanish institutions accused of not supporting agro-ecological projects

The first sentence of the European Soil Charter reads as follows: "Soil is one of the most appreciated goods of humanity. Vegetables, animals, and people live on the surface of the Earth." The fourth urges farmers and foresters to apply methods that preserve soil quality and the twelfth sentence urges the.....

Dante Anton:

“Blueberries still fully in development”

In recent years, blueberries have gained in popularity enormously. The product is still growing for Fruit World as well. The European outdoor production season has now started. Prospects are good, although supply from Portugal has been delayed by several weeks due to bad weather conditions.Fruit World Breda, a.....

British carrot 'crisis' likely to continue for up to 11 months

British carrot growers are advising that recent adverse weather conditions will lead to the lowest yields for decades and the highest levels of imports. According to Rodger Hobson, Chairman of the British Carrot Growers Association, the carrot ‘crisis’ is likely to continue for anything up to 11 months. He.....

René Bouman:

“Limes are gaining in popularity”

After a considerable slump in recent months, the lime market is now recovering. The summer weather is definitely to thank for that, and besides, the consumption of limes is generally increasing.Rollercoaster“We’ve had some tough months. Late February to mid-April, the market wasn’t good,” says René Bouman of.....

AREFLH and AREPO join forces to tackle disproportionate budget cuts

On the 12th of July, AREFLH (the Assembly of European Horticultural Regions) organised a meeting of its College of Regions, which was also attended by AREPO (the Association of European Regions for Products of Origin) representatives, with the objective of defining a common position vis-à-vis the European.....

Giant mushroom found on Crete

A massive mushroom weighting 3.9 kg (8.6 pounds) has been discovered near a mountain top on the Greek island of Crete. Experts say that it is the first time the calvatia gigantea, commonly known as the giant puffball, has been found on the island.According to greece.greekreporter.com, it was discovered on.....

Reusable bags for O&G, no more straws

Supermarket chains increasingly fighting against plastic waste

The fight against plastic is moving up the agenda of politicians and society. Here, retail takes on an important key role as well. The plastic bags at the cash register are often gone, and the O&G department is also looking for alternatives.The Schwarz-Group, that includes Lidl and Kaufland, has launched a.....

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Westmead Institute for Medical Research 15-year study

‘An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away’

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.The.....

New Zealand kiwifruit:

US warms to fruit, UK market harder to crack

A non-traditional market warming up to New Zealand’s Zespri-branded kiwifruit is the United States. Zespri’s chief executive Dan Mathieson predicts volumes heading there this season will jump by at least two million trays. He claims Zespri’s SunGold variety has attracted more and more US consumers to quality.....

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Is there a gap in the Spanish season?

GLOBAL MELON MARKET

In the summer months, the consumption of melons and watermelons usually increases. With the summer temperatures of the past few weeks, things should be going fine in the European melon market, but this is actually far from the truth.The fruit is currently in production in the countries of the northern.....

A lemon. Rolling down a hill.

A lemon rolling down a hill is the latest viral video star, with almost 5 million views. The video was shot by Californian Mike Sakasegawa mostly it just depicts ... A lemon rolling relentlessly down a hill.For two minutes, Sakasegawa followed a lemon as it rolled down a hill near his San Diego home, filming.....

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Income inequality across the world

Income inequality across the world. Click here for a larger image.

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Costco: June sales results

Walmart plans to sell Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu

US: Albertsons launches Instacart-powered O Organics MarketAlbertsons Cos. has teamed up with Instacart to launch its exclusive O Organics Market, a virtual grocery delivery store touting the retailer’s private brands as well as organic, natural and better-for-you products. Currently available in San Francisco.....


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