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Sector | Fruit (soft)

British blueberry season begins with new AI-assisted machinery

Multinational introduces new strawberry varieties in Peru

Belgian strawberries in the spotlight during trade mission to Norway

Egypt exported 45,000 tons of strawberries from September 2023 to February 2024

Strawberry production down a little

Raspberry and blueberry production up in Huelva

Protecting organic strawberry standards throughout supply chain

Inaugural Chef Invitational Academy announced

Frutania/Aldi Süd
Frutania Ltd on the exclusive Aldina strawberry concept in cooperation with Aldi Süd

"We invest large sums every year to obtain new varieties and technologies"

Micky Luzquinos, from Agrícola Pampa Baja, Peru:

"Because of the stress suffered by the plants, the avocado trees have a much lower fruit load"

Peruvian blueberry season closes positively, despite challenges

Andalusia led international softfruit exports in the first quarter of 2024

Mexican berry exports are expected to fall by up to 20%

Global blueberry demand exceeds supply

“Blueberries are a cornerstone of New Jersey’s agriculture"

Oregon's strawberry industry in decline

Good movement on larger California strawberry crop

Bord Bia says strawberries are Ireland's preferred fruit

California delivers about 90% of U.S. strawberries annually

Blueberry field days in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Bay Blueberries shares security tips to prevent blueberry theft

New Jersey blueberry season starts a week early

BreedingValue publishes second newsletter edition

Strategies for resilient and high-quality berries

Less volumes and higher prices for Egyptian strawberries

International blueberry seminar in Guadalajara, Mexico

'Blueberry production will need to double within five years to meet the demand'

Optimistic outlook on organic blueberries and organic stone fruit

Oregon’s blueberry season kicks off

Federal Professional Group of Fruit Growers:

"Targeted use of pesticides significantly reduces the risk of fungal infections and secures the harvest"

Strawberry Inspirations, 6 July, 2024 -

Taste and view the largest collection of strawberry varieties in the world in Poland

California berries, avocados and walnuts team up to encourage snacking duos

Expansion of waxberry exports from Zhejiang, China

Peak quality and value for domestic berries from now through August

Chilean fruit exports reached record figures from January to April

Molari Berries&Breeding

"Naike Blueberry Club" is set up to promote berries

Fluctuating climate still poses continuous risk to crop yield

Cooler, wetter spring has been favorable for the start of the Edmonton growing season

Partnership created to extend freshness of berries


Issyk-Kul region expands cultivation of strawberries and taps into international markets

Scottish strawberries take centre stage at Wimbledon

Strawberries Raspberries of France

French strawberry sector is calling on consumers and supermarkets to get ready for production peak

Ukraine forecast from UHA

Higher export share of berries, slowdown in domestic consumption

Assessing the impact of hail on Ukraine’s raspberry, apple, blueberry crops

Giuseppe Ribotta - Ribotta Group (Italy)

"Blueberries in Piedmont: the campaign has just begun"

Annual production exceeds 200,000 tons

U.S. still stands as the largest blueberry producer globally

Reflecting on the growth of the organic berry business

Sauna treatment for strawberries grants a clean start

More than 200 people from the strawberry sector attended the third edition of Planasa's Genetics Forum

Mexican blueberry industry considers strategies at XXXI International Blueberries Seminar

'Prices will remain elevated for a few weeks, before normalizing'

Blueberry and strawberry prices surge in Australia

Ukrainian harvest outlook:

Unpredictable berry prices amid abnormal weather

state-of-the-art blueberry nursery to be realized

US blueberry genetics company expands in Romania

Nova Scotia strawberry farmers anticipate competition from south of the border

Chris Rose - Asplins Producer Organisation

"One of the advantages of this weather is that the fruit is a good size and the taste is great"

Olivier Thomas, La Ferme du Pont d'Achelles

“Strawberry season looks better than asparagus season”

SCEA Dittmeyer Agricola
Pauline Dittmeyer at the start of the French blueberry harvest

"By combining tunnel farming with frost candles, we achieve good results"

Shannen Dienn en Michiel Vermeiren, Coöperatie Hoogstraten:

"Next week will see the arrival of large volumes of blueberries, but pressure from imports remains high"

Estonian strawberries ripening earlier due to warm May

Strawberry picking season starts early in Michigan

Dr Gavin Linsley-Noakes – Garden of Eden Berries/Professional Horticultural Consulting

South African strawberry industry doubles in size over four years

Violations found in import of onions, carrots, and strawberries into Khakassia from Central Asia

Soggy soil sinks strawberry season in Quebec

Ontario strawberry growers ask for more provincial support

Pairwise develops first seedless blackberry with CRISPR technology

The BoD of Club Candonga makes its considerations regarding the season

"Many want to go back to growing Sabrosa-Candonga"

Strawberry prices in Ukraine continues to decline, but are higher than a year ago

South African blueberry grower achieves consistent quality with new machines

The strawberry campaign kicks off in Castile-Leon

"During the summer, we continue to export significant volumes of strawberries to France"

Exploring the growth of lesser-known fruits in Texas agriculture

BerryWorld -

Ruby® raspberries receive highest accolade at the International Taste Institute Awards

Huelva's berry sector expects a further decline in production this season

Christiaan Koellreuter from Nordgemüse Krogmann & Co,

"Germany is heading towards a slightly above-average blueberry season"

2024 season has been particularly challenging for Mexican berry industry

To establish a new, advanced blueberry nursery

Portland Trust facilitates Fall Creek's entry into Romania with land acquisition

Country is recognized for producing high-quality berries

Berries South Africa symposium highlights industry resilience

Adverse weather significantly impacts raspberry production in Serbia

Ukrainian Farms will plant vegetables in uncertain times

How Ukrainian farms are finding their niche

Mexican berry industry is experiencing significant expansion in both volume and quality

Rant about price of strawberries prompts response of Australian supermarket


"In the near future, we aim to completely replace our open-field strawberries with protected cultivation"

"There is still a huge interest towards the berry business in Turkey"

Larger Haskap berry crop expected from Quebec

"Qingdao blueberries have entered their peak marketing period, and demand is growing."

The Berry Mobile returns

Moroccan fresh berry exports surge to new heights again

Ohio strawberry crops hit by record rainfall

USDA invests in expanding American food exports like cherries and blueberries

New blueberry variety helps British Columbia supply later into season

“Peru’s blueberries are expected to achieve a new growth record in this 2024/2025 campaign”

Strawberry grower-shipper awards 14 scholarships

Blackcurrant harvest in Russia is expected to be two to three times smaller than usual

Ecuador focuses on expanding trade with China through new products

Rising strawberry prices in Russia due to economic and geopolitical factors

Exploring the adaptation of new crops in Idlib, Syria

Emeline Vanespen, Strawberries and Raspberries of France

“We will need supermarkets until the end of June”

Organic “Elodì” strawberry from Italy launched

An increase in Mexico's trade balance

Mexican agri-food exports show a new record

Efforts to undercut raspberry prices detected in Ukraine and Poland

Rossouw Lambrechts – Delecta

Warm reception for Zimbabwean blueberries in South Africa before global trade starts

Spotted wing drosophila detected in blueberry production areas Eastern Cape municipality

Fruit harvest season begins in Northern Israel, farmers suffer losses

Patricio Munoz with the University of Florida blueberry breeding program

“New blueberry flavors are on the edge of becoming a reality”

Robert Simpson - Fife Fruits

"If there is less availability then that may increase prices as retailers are motivated by empty shelves"

California poised to achieve a record blueberry harvest

New Fair Trade USA strawberry program launches

New varietals and growing practices are helping boost raspberry consumption

Putting the spotlight on California blueberry grower

Huberhof - Önsbach
Producer Jörg Huber at the start of the strawberry and raspberry harvest

"Good market position for German autumn raspberries from mid-August"

Spring frost strikes Serbian blueberry plantations

Advancements in AI will benefit Chilean blueberry sector

Strawberry season begins in Kashmir, but is not without challenges

Guarino Natural Garden (Italy)

Increasing demand for organic short supply chain products

University of California

New study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

Blueberry council awarded $1.3 million from Regional Agricultural Promotion Program

Mexico's berry production is expected to fall by 20% this year due to weather

Many players guarantee blueberry availability in the U.S.

Study identifies which quality descriptors of fresh blueberries will increase purchasing

XXXI International Blueberry Seminar to focus on key industry aspects and producer challenges

Kyrgyzstan's strawberry producers aim to achieve a $1 bln export target by 2030

Zimbabwe eyes the Chinese market for blueberry exports

Sebastian Ochoa:

“New blueberry plantation expansion in China is very huge”

Turkish blueberry planting areas have grown by 50%

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection


Analysts look into impact of May frosts on blueberry and raspberry crops

Kazakhstani farmers struggle to sell strawberry harvest amidst import surge

"A good growing pot is necessary for blueberry production"

New label to differentiate California grown, sweet blackberry

Ukrainian strawberry prices surge amidst lower temperatures

Genetic blueberry varieties, adapted to different climates, made Peru a top exporter

Estonian strawberries will soon appear at Tallinn and Tartu markets

Stone fruits hit hard as well

Devastating frosts lead to significant blueberry losses in Ukraine

Dutch-Turkish collaboration in the soft fruit sector