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Top 5 -yesterday
- Berg River farmers avoid loadshedding through pilot project with Eskom
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- Results of retractable cooling roof trials with strawberries in Mexico
- Fruit Logistica magazine FreshPlaza/Primeur now available online
- “We’re reaching a point where conventional costs more than organic”
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- El Niño will probably add to misery of SA farmers
- Avocado consumption reduces total cholesterol and Ldl C
- Criminal ‘food sellers’ are posing problems in South Africa
- "I am destroying my celery because they humiliate us offering just a few cents"
- Pomegranate grower gets off expensive chemical carousel
The end (of the year) is nigh!
December 2012: Challenging year comes to a close
Californian citrus growers were gearing up to tackling the possibility of an Asian citrus psyllid infestation after findings of the pest occurred in Tulare County. Thanks to the fact that the bugs were found not to be infected with the much feared citrus greening disease, and as they were considered to be isolated events, the quarantine zone was set up to cover 5 miles around the finds. This was instead of the traditional 20 mile zone.
Measures taken in response included swift attempts to educate people of the threats posed by citrus greening and spraying within the quarantine zone.
Protests over wages were still being held by striking South African farm workers, though they were somewhat calmer than those held the previous month. Disruption still resulted, however, and there were concerns that produce was not going to make it through the supply chain and onto the shelves as a result.
There was welcome news in New Zealand as PSA was finally declared an adverse event, securing recovery support and hardship payments for affected growers. Some growers, though, said that the package was "too little, too late" and that the value of the industry meant that a bigger response was warranted.
The Indian Government secured the backing of parliament in its quest to open up the country's retail sector to foreign investment. The news was greeted with protest from some quarters, with grocery traders taking their opposition to the streets, in fear of losing their market share to international chains.
The Florida orange estimate took a hit as the USDA reduced the season's predications by a not inconsiderable 8 million boxes, equivalent to 5% of the original figures, as a result of adverse weather. The Californian estimate was unaltered.
Sticking with the US and citrus, Argentina once again took it's complaint over restrictions involving lemon imports to the Word Trade Organisation. To date there has been no resolution of the matter.
On a lighter note the British voted Golden Delicious their favourite apple and FreshPlaza.es passed the 20,000 subscribers mark.
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