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Monday, November 28, 2022

South African early table grape export volumes trending lower than last season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) held the first bi-weekly marketing forum meeting for the 2022-2023 season, noting that early export volumes will be less than…

Ghana: Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project sets up banana plantation

Golden Exotics Limited (GEL), a prominent Ghanaian banana producer has invested in a new plantation under the completed and modernised Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project…

Kenya managed to export 1,700 tons of avocados to China in past three months

Kenya has hit a record high of 1.7 million kilos of avocado exported to the Chinese market in the last three months. This means that the horticultural sector continues to post…

Ghanaian citrus growers perturbed by black spot disease

The Ghanaian Orange Growers Association (OGA) was instituted a few years ago with the sole objective of assisting farmers with technical knowledge and up-to-date farming…

Malawi Alphonso mangoes arrive at APMC Navi Mumbai

The first consignment of 800 boxes of Malawi mangoes from Africa has arrived at the fruits market of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Vashi. This is the…

23 tons are heading out to Dubai

Rwanda to launch its first avocado sea freight shipment

Rwanda is set launch a sea freight shipment with avocados for the first time. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the move sets out to meet the…

UK South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

South African orange shipment reveals R75 million worth of cocaine

UK police officials say they found 49 kgs of cocaine concealed in a shipment of oranges from South Africa. The cocaine would have been worth R75 million (€4.2 mln). An image released by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, an umbrella organisation that combines the efforts of several English…

Tim van Haandel, Mulder Onions:

"Challenge to translate rising Dutch onion purchase price into exports"

"The onion export sector is finding it increasingly difficult to give growers the ever-rising prices they currently want. Purchase prices were stable for a long time with a…

Wholesale prices for “Moldova” grapes of 2022 harvest are unlikely to further grow

The quality of “Moldova” table grapes in Chisinau retail stores is noticeably degrading in November. You can still find high-quality Moldova grapes in retail markets in the…

Phil Bird - Intergrow

“Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for NZ onions"

The 2023 New Zealand onion season is looking very good. As many regions in the world like Europe and Asia are expecting less production. “Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for high quality NZ onions,” said Phil Bird from Integrow Marketing. “The volume of onions from New…

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Elon Musk's SpaceX brings 'tomato seeds' to International Space Station

It seems that 'Cosmic Tomatoes' will be introduced into space. SpaceX is presently delivering new supplies to the International Space Station. The mission took off from NASA's…

European leek market recovers after dramatic year

"We can look forward to a decent leek price campaign"

After an extremely tough year, the European leek market seems to be recovering reasonably well this year. For Calsa, this winter vegetable is, by far, one of the main products…

International Asparagus Meeting at expoSE 2022

Productive meeting of international asparagus companies

For the first time, the "International Asparagus Meeting" was held in parallel with the asparagus and strawberry trade fair expoSE, both at Messe Karlsruhe, on 23.11.2022. There, experts from different European countries and North America, who are active in the cultivation and marketing of asparagus,…

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Spain’s Kimitec teams up with Yunong and BAAFS to design sustainable solutions for broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage

Bio-Chain project to develop greener solutions for Chinese vegetables

Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Centre has joined forces with Chinese vegetable producer Yunong and the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) to develop sustainable solutions to boost the productivity of broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage without the use of chemicals that are…

Tomato prices in Uzbekistan have stabilized

In early November, EastFruit wrote about record-high prices for tomatoes in Uzbekistan. As of November 4, 2022, tomato prices were at the highest level, and wholesale prices…

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South African early table grape export volumes trending lower than last season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) held the first bi-weekly marketing forum meeting for the 2022-2023 season, noting that early export volumes will be less than…

USDA

US cranberry harvest expected to be 5 percent larger in 2022

With the 2022 US cranberry harvest wrapping up just in time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop is forecast to be 5 percent larger than last year’s crop. The 2022 cranberry crop is estimated at 7.44 million barrels but is expected to be smaller than in any of the previous three years (2018–20). Cranberry production, as…

Almost 60 percent crop increase on Ontario Honeycrisp this season

Ontario, Canada is welcoming a large apple crop for 2022-2023. “We have a big crop with good quality and growers are talking about exceptional color this year,” says grower Cathy McKay, chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She notes that the crop overall is 29 percent bigger than last year and 20 percent…

Wholesale prices for “Moldova” grapes of 2022 harvest are unlikely to further grow

The quality of “Moldova” table grapes in Chisinau retail stores is noticeably degrading in November. You can still find high-quality Moldova grapes in retail markets in the…

The new yellow apple returns to the European market

The new yellow-skinned specialty in the apple segment has returned to the market to satisfy the most demanding consumers. Since the end of October the yello® apple, produced exclusively in Europe by the VOG and VIP Consortia, has been available again with its abundance of tropical aromas, juiciness and…

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