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AU: "There are just too many January cherries around"Howard Hansen, Managing Director of Hansen Orchards is a 4th generation fruit grower. His great grandfather was a Norwegian merchant seaman who stopped off in Tasmania, liked what he saw and was granted his first piece of land in 1887, which he planted with apple trees. He had six sons, all of whom became.....
Apple and Pear Australia Ltd
Benefits of nettingVIDEOHail damage on orchards drove Michael Cunial to establish Drape Net to help protect growers’ crops from hail, sunburn, birds, bats and other damage. Cunial says netting protects tree crops from hail, birds/bats, sunburn, wind damage and specific insects. He started a business, Drape Net, to help orchardists,.....
Italy: Blueberry varieties suitable for different environmentsIt's not always true that acidic soil is needed to produce blueberries. An unsuitable soil can be counterbalanced with specific varieties and techniques. This is just one of the pieces of advice Battistini Vivai gives when customers ask about blueberry crops."Research is making giant leaps and, by employing.....
Argentina: More cherries from Patagonia for the USA and CanadaIn the 2017/2018 season, the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (SENASA) inspected and certified the export of 490 tons of cherries for the USA and 200 tons to Canada through the ports of southern Patagonia, i.e. 10% more than was sent in the previous season.The Southern Patagonia region exports.....
Almost 15 days earlier and up to 3% more production
Spain: Start of Senegalese Fashion watermelon campaignThe first Fashion watermelons from Senegal have already become available in Spain's main markets. The campaign has kicked off almost 15 days earlier than in 2017 and the production is expected to grow by between 2 and 3%.There will be an increase in the volume expected for March and the first half of April......
Spain: Test of probiotics with strawberries to reduce pesticide useIn the framework of a project funded by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), Grufesa, and AMC Chemical, the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid is researching how to increase the potential of strawberries to prevent health issues.The goal is to develop a new integral technology capable of.....
Export price of watermelons from Myanmar to China keeps fallingA committee executive of the Muse Chamber of Commerce committee for Sino-Myanmar border trade, has stated that fruit import was on hold because of the Chinese Spring Festival. As Chinese market demand and purchasing power are falling, the price of Myanmar watermelon exports to China keeps falling. It is.....
Welsh grower breaks record
Earliest ever British strawberries on supermarket shelvesThis Thursday, the very first UK strawberries of 2018 went on sale. A Welsh fruit grower has broken the record for picking the earliest ever British strawberries -greenhouse grown- and getting them on the shelves.The strawberries, grown by Springfield Nursery near Cowbridge (south Wales), went on sale in.....
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