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Sector | Citrus

Azud: Solutions for citrus cultivation in the face of water scarcity

"Underground drip irrigation can radically transform citrus agriculture"

3.6 million Halo mandarins donated for World Hunger Day

WCDoA presents R2 million cheque to Citrus Growers Association Sterile Insect Technique Programme

Citrus growers in Florida maintain hopeful outlook for their industry

Ilona Pohl, Louisa Jacobs – Montina Boerdery

“It’s more than land and crops: it’s our heritage and future”

Orange juice prices up significantly due to decreased production in key areas

Fredri Kok – Patensie Citrus

“For the first time in a long while, we’re back to a normal citrus crop”

Dashboard: Oranges and other citrus fruits

EU calculated orange price came in at €93.17 per 100 kg in April 2024

“Around 50% of Clementine production in Uruguay affected by heavy rain”

South Africa's citrus season begins with arrivals at Durban port

Ricardo Solorzano Cadillo, from Sol de Olmos:

"Peruvian limes have 25% more juice than Mexican limes"

Juan Antonio Martínez Rubio, manager of Toñifruit:

"Verna lemon consumption at the start of the season has been higher than last year"

Vijayapura lemons in trouble due to drought

Gijsbert van Leeuwen, Olympic Fruit:

"High juice prices solidify the juice orange market"

Florida Citrus Black Spot quarantines expanded

Less supply on larger sized limes

Demand for large size Navel oranges never caught up with supply

Gary Britz, Ele Trading:

“Slower citrus season is like starting a second-hand car that has not kicked into gear yet”

The season will end at the beginning of June

"Now Saudi Arabia is also asking us to be a major supplier"

Historically low orange production forecasted in Brazil for 2024-2025

Pier 2 privatisation still “up in the air”

Durban port equipment failure is a worry

Ammar Salam - Orange for Agricultural Crops

"The last month of our season was good, but the start and middle were not great"

Portuguese citrus fruit sales increase in the Algarve

Dawie Scholtz, LBH Mozambique: “In Maputo you can still plan according to the shipping schedule”

Current citrus crop and market dynamics usher Maputo to the fore

Biochemical company develops nontoxic protectant spray to counter citrus greening

The US Early Pride mandarin variety has started expanding in Peru and Chile

Lemon pricing expected to stay stable throughout summer

Citrus growers in Australia are facing their share of challenges

BiOrangePack Project from AIMPLAS

European project aims to enhance citrus logistics and packaging

Florida citrus juice sales continue to decline

AgroFresh

Post-harvest digital platform plays vital role in global success of Goede Hoop Citrus

California grapefruit trending larger this season

Source BI - Juan Winter & Dirk Odendaal

Steering a data-driven course through choppy waters

São Paulo and Minas Gerais face challenges that are expected to impact orange production

Miguel Barber from Pomelos MBC:

"I believe that the grapefruit supply is growing at a faster pace than consumption"

Brazil’s first forecast for the 2024–25 citrus season

2023-2024 Florida all orange forecast lowered 1 million boxes to 17.8 million boxes

Florida Citrus Commission opts not to adjust "box" taxes

Week 19 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Durian prices continue their downward trend, while apples are now available in small-sized packaging

Patricia Marí Minran, of Citran:

"Except for January and February, when Greece and Turkey are stronger, the grapefruit campaign is very stable"

South Africa’s 2024 citrus season started slowly, maintains good spread between markets

Spain faces 400,000-ton lemon surplus, projected to remain unsold

CBS spreading and causing damage across all citrus-growing areas in Tunisia

Citrus and persimmon harvests might also suffer

Flooding will certainly affect fruit production in Rio Grande do Sul

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW GRAPEFRUIT

Tommie Landman – Landman Group

South African Star Ruby export estimate down by a million cartons

This year, SAT UPCO will market its limes under the brand "Parcs Naturals de la Comunitat Valenciana"

"Our certified natural limes reach Europe in 48-72 hours, compared to the 4 weeks needed by those from Brazil"

California grapefruit production down this season

Netting can play a positive role in South African citrus farming

Gulf Citrus Growers Association closes doors

West Tripura

Lemon cultivation in Hawaiibari faces climate challenges

Jussi Alitalo, from Greenfood Ibérica: "Daily Greens is the sustainable alternative for European consumers"

"The big challenge was for the consumer to get a clear picture of the scale of the work we are doing"

'Improving Quality of Tropical Fruit Vietnam' project

Working on smart agricultural practices in vietnam

Tripura

Lemon farmers in the Hawaiibari area are facing significant losses

"From January to March, Tango and Nadorcott prices dropped by around 35%"

Summer citrus program gets into full swing

Spain's worst lemon campaign so far has already left more than 120 million euros in losses

Carles Peris, from LA UNIÓ: "Imports destabilized the campaign with falling prices"

In the past decade, imports of Egyptian citrus fruits through Spanish ports have grown by almost 10,000%

EU regulations impact on South Africa's orange exports

Citrus export growth in Tunisia

Limoneira announces approval for additional 550 dwelling units in harvest at Limoneira Development Project

South African citrus growers gearing up for significant export season to the U.S.

The dispute over the Nadorcott mandarin continues

The European Commission won't extend the cold treatment requirement to more South African citrus fruits

Increased restrictions fpr contraband citrus imports in Belize

Australian market might open up to Vietnamese pomelo, contingent upon biosecurity adherence

APHIS updates quarantined areas for Sweet Orange Scab in California

Farm bill frameworks favorable for citrus

Modern easy peeler varieties give a boost to Peruvian mandarin exports

Early reports show more Florida grapefruit this fall

Adverse events and contributing factors

An annus horribilis for Sicilian lemons

Bangladesh

Citrus farming boosts Rajshahi regional economy

Monthly update on citrus fruits imports

EU imported 25,108 tonnes of small citrus in March

Fresh produce imports to Greece surged by 50.2% in April

Citrus trade difficulties between Maharashtra and Bangladesh

Orange prices unprofitable for Bangladeshi importers

HLB funding prioritized in Farm Bill proposal

Tomás Lucas & Reon Marx - Sanifruit Suidchem

South African citrus packhouses set to become Sanifruit’s biggest market

Looking at seedless citrus cultivation in Australia

Sam Vasala - Sai World

"The harvest has started early and the fruit has low acid levels and good brix"

Orange juice shortage hits Japan

The solar plant planned in Onda-Alcora would destroy one of the most valuable Valencian citrus areas

Inmaculada Sanfeliu, from the CGC, on South Africa's call for consultations with the WTO against the EU:

"The only thing the South Africans are trying to do is avoid greater evils"

Big satsuma yield expected in Georgia

Álvaro Lara, from Extraterrestrial Agriculture LLC:

"We will continue to have our range of organic citrus available until July"

Growth in export demand may bring new opportunities

“Sales of Lunwan oranges are progressing slowly”

Iran

More than 125,000 tons of citrus and kiwis exported from Mazandaran province

Eddy Kreukniet, Exsa Europe:

"European market has room for quality South African oranges"

Lemon prices surge in India

Boosting commercial prospects for black citrus producers in Eastern Cape

Morocco gains access to Brazilian market for citrus exports

Seedless citrus might be shaping the future in Australia

Naranjasyfrutas.com conducts a survey for the second edition of the Farmers' Best-Valued-Business Awards

Citrus producers will choose the best business of the 2023/24 campaign

China to lift ban on several of Taiwan's agricultural products

The Orri mandarin continues to reach the highest prices

"We will work to ensure that the Orri continues to stand out from the large mandarin supply expected in the coming years"

Joint venture acquires Prima Wawona packing houses in the U.S.

A difficult season for Moroccan citrus

The return of California Star Ruby grapefruit

USDA

Natural disasters, disease cut Florida orange production an estimated 92 percent since 2003/04

Hailstorms impact Nagpur orange crop in India

Imperial mandarin harvest - lighter crop, but bigger sizes

Investing in new citrus plantings in Brazil can be worthwhile

The UK and Germany are also interesting markets for the Limoré brand (Italy)

"We've been asked to double our supply to Japan"

Pakistan exports 321,500 tons of kinnow worldwide in the 2024 season

Melt van Schoor – Good Hope Marketing

Easy peeler market revives in Europe

“Bigger demand than estimated led to organised chaos for enough specialised reefer vessels space from South Africa”

North American Agribusiness Review

Strong strawberry availability expected during the rest of spring

Long An province develops high-tech agriculture

Exploring market opportunities:

Oranges and mandarins from Egypt and Morocco in Central Asia

In the Transbaikalia of Russia, citrus imports from China increased

How to find new markets urgently

Prices for oranges in Egypt have fallen to 15 cents per kg

But banana sector experienced significant upturn

Traditional exports from Belize continue to struggle: citrus shipments down

Jesús Pardines, from Orifruit: "We will still have quality fruit, freshly picked from the trees, until June"

"Spanish oranges are highly appreciated in the European market. They just don't want to pay for them"

Atlantic Fruit GmbH
Julio Pérez from Atlantic Fruit Ltd:

"There is much speculation about the availability of Brazilian limes"

In Georgia Owari Trial, yields peaked in 2021

Mandarin prices drop due to soft demand in New Zealand

The Alizza Fruit™ season 3 wins award and production expands to South Africa

“Unusual start to South Africa’s 2024 citrus season”

DG Agri Dashboard: Oranges and other citrus fruits

EU calculated orange prices in at €93 per 100 kg in March 2024

Nathan Hancock - Citrus Australia

“We expect to see further growth in China over the next few years"

U.S. - Mexico water dispute threatens Texas citrus cultivation

Harvest+ project seeks improved citrus harvesting in Brazil

Water woes force farmers to uproot orange crops in Maharashtra

Invasive pests and diseases menace California's citrus

FarmTogether introduces crowdfunded investment in the Great Valley Citrus Grove

World Citrus Organisation forecast -

Southern Hemisphere citrus exports to grow 7.45%, production decrease of 0.77% in 2024

Opinions divided on oak leaf extracts combating citrus greening in the US

"Investment funds are already showing interest in capitalizing on this crisis in the lemon sector"

New citrus season in New Zealand to deliver outstanding quality