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Chile: Almond production decreases due to the frosts and drought

Chile's almond harvest has already ended and, according to producers, there was a widespread drop in production across the country. "We will have the exact figures by area and variety in the next three weeks, but according to estimates, the total volume of almonds has decreased by 15% to 25%, and the calibers.....

Turkey: Effect of sulphuring on new Alkaya apricot variety

According to Fao data, the global apricot production is 4.1 million tons, 20% of which is grown in Turkey, which is not only the leading producer but also the supplier of 75% of dried apricots in the world.In Turkey, most of the apricots are sun-dried: it is a simple low-cost system that doesn't need much.....

South African Macadamia Growers' Association signs MOU with Chinese nut industry

Mr. Walter Giuricich, Chairman of the South African Macadamia Growers' Association (SAMAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Madam Weng Yangyang, the senior Vice President of the Specialized Committee for Nuts and Roasted Seeds of the China National Industry Association (CSNC), aiming at.....

Farmers warn of the end of Kenya's cashew industry

Cashew farmers in Mpeketoni, Witu and Faza in Lamu County are worried about total collapse in the cashew industry if nothing is done about the 2009 ban on exports.Speaking to the Business Daily in Mpeketoni on Sunday, Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa, who was a large scale cashew nut farmer and transporter, said.....

California Prunes crowns its first Masterchef

Student Emma Parker has been officially crowned winner of the California Prunes Masterchef competition, following a closely fought final held last week at Westminster Kingsway College, London, the renowned catering institution responsible for notable alumni such as Jamie Oliver and Antony Worrall Thompson.The.....

Shortage expected in spring for Avalon pecan variety in Georgia

Growers who are anxious to buy large quantities of the newest pecan cultivar, “Avalon,” will likely be disappointed as supplies are low, according to University of Georgia pecan breeder Patrick Conner. The new UGA-bred cultivar will be released this spring.Conner is currently using graft wood from certified,.....

Australia's macadamia growers remain optimistic about harvest after Debbie

Excessive flooding in macadamia growing regions in Queensland and New South Wales from ex-Cyclone Debbie is not expected to have a detrimental effect on Australia's macadamia crop this year, according to local growers. The macadamia industry has had to revise its 2017 crop forecast due to damage caused by the.....

Almond Leadership Program looks for future industry leaders

The 2017 Almond Leadership Class, recently tapped by the Almond Board of California (ABC), includes 18 future leaders who represent multiple facets of the tree nut industry, including growers, retailers, processors, pest control advisors, and suppliers.This year’s program will inform class members about the.....

ADM nut subsidiary to invest in infrastructure upgrades

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that it is investing in significant infrastructure upgrades to improve speed and efficiency in handling farmer stock. The enhancements are targeted to be in place for the 2017 harvest season.“We’re pleased to be.....

Damage in Debbie’s wake assessed through new science

In a glimpse into the future of Australian crop mapping capability, scientists have released a map that conveys certain tree crops affected by cyclone Debbie to help with response and recovery efforts.Produced using a range of satellite and aerial imagery, and informed by on-ground data, collected by industry.....

Italy: Cicioni fermented nut cheese

A brand new product that raised the interest of visitors at Biofach in Nuremberg. A cheese with no milk, obtained by fermenting nuts and presented by Eurocompany in Russi (Ravenna)."Cicioni" is a vegan cheese made with almonds and cashew nuts. It has fewer ingredients than any other product in this segment. It.....

Increased export of Brazilian macadamia nuts

In shell Brazilian macadamia nuts perform really well in the Chinese market. “It has been a good year production wise. We haven’t experienced any extreme weather conditions, just the right amount of rains and no harsh winters. This resulted in high production volumes and good quality”, states Marco Russo.....

Nuts and dried fruits

Chile's experience draws interest of Mendoza's dried fruit clusters

According to Andres Rodriguez, the CEO of the Chilean Walnut Commission and of Chile Prunes, "Argentina's nut sector, which is in the process of constituting the association of dried fruits, is greatly interested in the success that the Chilean union has had in this sector and in the public-private work.....

Webster Limited expands Australian walnut production with 250ha addition

One of Australia’s biggest walnut producer, Webster Limited, has expanded its nut portfolio with another 250-hectare acquisition in southern NSW.Webster, which has been beefing up its nut and broadacre irrigation operations in the Riverina for the past few years, paid $10 million cash for the “Motspur Park”.....

Chile's experience arouses the interest of Mendoza's dried fruit clusters

According to Andres Rodriguez, the CEO of the Chilean Walnut Commission and of Chile Prunes, "Argentina's nut sector, which is in the process of constituting the association of dried fruits, is greatly interested in the success that the Chilean union has had in this sector and in the public-private work they.....

Increased export of Brazilian macadamia nuts

In shell Brazilian macadamia nuts perform really well in the Chinese market. “It has been a good year production wise. We haven’t experienced any extreme weather conditions, just the right amount of rains and no harsh winters. This resulted in high production volumes and good quality”, states Marco Russo from.....

Castile-La Mancha

Spain: Frosts estimated to have damaged up to 80% of almond crops

The first estimates of the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (Asaja) of Castile-La Mancha point to the damage caused by frost in the region, thought to have affected between 70 and 80 percent of the almond crops, mainly in the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca.However, as reported by the organization in a.....

Four year plan looks to increase Nigerian cashew exports to $650m

Cashew farmers in Nigeria are working on a four-year plan to earn $650 million annual income from the export of the commodity. The country earned $253 million in income from cashew exports in 2015.In order to achieve their target, the farmers intend to cultivate more land with a view to boosting exports to.....

Webster Limited expands Australian walnut production with 250ha addition

One of Australia’s biggest walnut producer, Webster Limited, has expanded its nut portfolio with another 250-hectare acquisition in southern NSW.Webster, which has been beefing up its nut and broadacre irrigation operations in the Riverina for the past few years, paid $10 million cash for the “Motspur Park”.....

Castile-La Mancha

Spain: Frosts estimated to have damaged up to 80% of almond crops

The first estimates of the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (Asaja) of Castile-La Mancha point to the damage caused by frost in the region, thought to have affected between 70 and 80 percent of the almond crops, mainly in the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca.However, as reported by the organization in a.....

Four year plan looks to increase Nigerian cashew exports to $650m

Cashew farmers in Nigeria are working on a four-year plan to earn $650 million annual income from the export of the commodity. The country earned $253 million in income from cashew exports in 2015.In order to achieve their target, the farmers intend to cultivate more land with a view to boosting exports to.....

Nut consumption linked with lower risk of mortality

In a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies published in BMC Medicine1, researchers looked at the association of nut consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), total cancer, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in adults. Higher nut intake (15-20 g/day.....

Nut consumption linked with lower risk of mortality

In a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies published in BMC Medicine1, researchers looked at the association of nut consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), total cancer, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in adults. Higher nut intake (15-20 g/day.....

For NDFC

New portion packaging for nuts and dried fruit

Nuts are dried fruit are now seen by many consumers as part of a healthy diet. “They are still gaining popularity, and we naturally like to anticipate that. We‘ve noticed that demand for various products is increasing considerably, and see sales doubling every three years,” says Jan Jelders from NDFC from.....

Besana UK Limited expands its facilities in Ipswich

Besana UK Limited, a major supplier of private label nuts, seeds and dried fruits to UK multiple-retailers, as well as in bulk to industrial and catering customers, are actively investing in the expansion of their packing operation based in Ipswich - having spent more than £3,000,000 on the facility over the.....

Research finds almond tree fungicide harmful to bees

According to recent lab tests at Texas A&M University, iprodione, which is a fungicide used to keep almond trees fungus free significantly diminishes the survivability rate of western honey bees, Apis mellifera, the world's most common honey bee species. This puts almond growers in a difficult spot as.....

Australia's $1Bn tree nut industry meets in Melbourne

A who’s who of the Australian nut industry will converge on Melbourne today for the biennial Australian Nut Conference (ANC). The ANC brings together the key commercial players across the supply chain from the almond, macadamia, walnut, pecan, pistachio, chestnut and hazelnut sectors. Collectively these.....

Global hazelnut market to be worth $12bn by 2026

A new report, titled “Hazelnut Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2026,” covers the global hazelnut consumption and breaks it down into two parts of the hazelnut; the kernel and the shell. In 2016, more than 90,000 metric tons of hazelnut shells were consumed globally, accounting for less.....

Australia's $1Bn tree nut industry meets in Melbourne

The who’s who of the Australian nut industry will converge on Melbourne today for the biennial Australian Nut Conference (ANC). The ANC brings together the key commercial players across the supply chain from the almond, macadamia, walnut, pecan, pistachio, chestnut and hazelnut sectors. Collectively these.....

Global hazelnut market to be worth $12bn by 2026

A new report, titled “Hazelnut Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2026,” covers the global hazelnut consumption and breaks it down into two parts of the hazelnut; the kernel and the shell. In 2016, more than 90,000 metric tons of hazelnut shells were consumed globally, accounting for less.....