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'Peptide could restore Florida citrus'

CghSAMPa, the peptide found in the fruit of greening-tolerant Australian finger limes, is believed to be the first substance capable of controlling huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening). University of California, Riverside and Invaio Sciences, Inc. have partnered to advance the peptide research…

Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa

Cumulative volume of orange exports to all regions at 59,407,646 cartons in week 37

According to a report by the Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa, the cumulative volume of orange exports to all regions stood at 59,407,646 cartons in week 37, up 9% year -on-year. In week 37, the cumulative number of oranges exported to Europe stood at 24,445,626 equivalent cartons. Shipments to…

Xian Huang, Yex:

We expect the European pomelo market, especially for the pink variety, to grow more"

Yex is getting ready for the start of the pomelo season. It usually begins in September and runs through to the end of February. This Dutch company is one of the largest players in this market. Yex has contributed significantly to this citrus fruit's popularity. That's among its Western European trading…

Prospects from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Spanish citrus production is expected to reach 6.93 tons in the 2020/2021 campaign

In the 2020/2021 campaign, the Spanish citrus harvest is expected to reach 6.93 million tons, according to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). This represents an increase of 12% compared to the previous campaign, when the results were very poor, so "the sector has…

New citrus variety information sheets available

The NSW Department of Primary Industries, supported by Hort Innovation, has evaluated new citrus varieties for Australian citrus growers for the past 20. DPI was the first to…

Ortogel Spa

Change in the maximum residue limits (MRL) of Procloraz

Over the past twenty years, the focus on environmental policies and the health of citizens has led to an extension of the list of harmful fungicides, with the European Commissions reviewing the MRL (maximum residue limits). In the photo, Salvatore Imbesi. "On September 4th, 2020, the maximum residue…

USDA published Florida citrus maturity test results

Results of the first orange and grapefruit maturity tests for the 2020-2021 season, using only regular bloom fruit, have been listed in a recent USDA citrus maturity report.…

John van der Zouwen, De Groot van Dommele:

"First Spanish mandarins well-received in the Netherlands"

On Monday, the Dutch wholesaler, De Groot van Dommele received its first load of Spanish mandarins. "There was an immediate, good demand. We sold that first load within a day. Things are going so well, we're trying to get more this week," says John van der Zouwen. "We sell the Satsuma (Iwasaki) mandarins…

The last Argentine citrus fruits that were in transit to Europe enter the continent

Despite the suspension of Argentine citrus imports decreed by the European Union, which entered into force on August 16, 2020, and will last until April 30, 2021, the sector…

"One Step at a Time" consumer sweepstakes launched

LGS Specialty Sales, an importer of citrus, avocados, grapes, and persimmons, announced the launch of its “One Step at a Time” consumer sweepstakes to elevate the limited-time pink Darling Clementine® packaging. Now through October 23, "One Step at a Time" encourages shoppers to take steps toward better…

Phakorn Kasikij

Lime prices western in Australia suffer less of a hit than expected

One of the points in the Rural Bank's Insights Update for September 2020 -released last week- focused on the fact that lime prices may not have suffered the hit expected due…

New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrus

Agri Technovation has introduced new technology, the ITEST™ Carbohydrates analysis programme, to assist citrus farmers in establishing greater equilibrium between crops, resulting in increased harvest yields over time. This could give the local citrus industry a further boost to cement its position as…

Port Elizabeth sees loading of last shipment of bumper 2020 citrus export season

The last official specialised reefer fruit vessel calling to load citrus from the Eastern Cape through the Port of Port Elizabeth's multi-purpose terminal, docked at the port this week. The MV Lady Rosebud docked at berth 10/11 on September 13 to discharge 45 empty reefer containers and to load 215…

Luigi Giordano

Mexico pushes out Brazil as chief supplier of orange juice to US

Mexico has surpassed Brazil as the major supplier of orange juice to the United States. Although the dollar amount of orange juice shipped to the US between January and June…

'HLB solution could be available in three years'

University of California, Riverside (UCR) scientist Hailing Jin believes she has found a substance capable of controlling the deadly citrus greening disease known as…

2020-21 California navel orange objective measurement report

Initial 2020-21 navel orange forecast set at 84 million cartons

According to the 2020-21 California navel orange objective measurement report, the initial 2020-21 navel orange forecast stands at 84 million cartons, down 5 percent from 2019. Of the total navel orange forecast, 81 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. Cara Cara variety navel orange…

Gocitrus project

By 2021, it will be possible to identify 25% of mandarin varieties without error

The differentiation between certain mandarins or oranges and other fruits from the same group is still a problem that hinders the development of the Spanish breeding industry, which is devoted to the research and exploitation of new varieties that are better adapted and more profitable for the citrus…

The pandemic impacts Honduran citrus exports

Citrus exports from Honduras have fallen by 7% as a result of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Honduran businessman René Bendaña, one of the main problems…

Chileans celebrate successful clementine season

The current season of clementines in Chile is being concluded with “quite a success”, according to Juan Enrique Ortúzar, president of the Chile Citrus Committee (ASOEX). The expectation of the Chilean citrus growers was 10 percent higher production than the current situation, but the clementine season…

Westhimal

Nagpur: 1,000 tons of oranges ready for export to Gulf countries and Africa

Shreedharrao Thakare, Executive Director of MahaOrange, the exporter facilitator company engaged in grading, waxing and promotion of oranges, stated: “The Ambia season is…

Citrus black spot: a threat for citrus production in Tunisia

Citrus products are economically important in Tunisia and constitute a significant part of agricultural exports. In March and April 2019, symptoms resembling citrus black spot were observed on citrus fruit  in Nabeul Gouvernorat. From June to September 2019, phytopathologists at Université de Sousse carried…

Jeff Coleman

Sunraysia citrus in high demand due to COVID health scare

Sunraysia citrus growers are reporting an increase in demand as people make healthy choices during coronavirus lockdowns. On farms in and around Mildura, picking of navels has…

Remaining stocks of Argentinian lemons limits demand for Turkish lemons

“We expect demand to be really high in October, November and December”

The Turkish lemon season is having a pretty rough time of it. Due to the Argentinian lemons still being on the market, demand for the Turkish Meyer lemons has not really picked up yet. The hope is demand will increase once October begins. The start of the lemon season has been challenging. The lack of…

Dewald Brand – Goede Hoop Vrugte

South African citrus grower-shipper expects considerable growth over next 3 to 4 years

Goede Hoop Vrugte has ended packing its soft citrus (some are still on the water) and will now be ending off their 2020 citrus campaign with two to three weeks of Midnights/Valencias left. Orange demand was exceptionally strong, they could have marketed their orange crop twice over, reckons Dewald Brand,…

Spain

The Optifrutal operating group develops a predictive model of pests in citrus fruits in Andalusia

The Optifrutal operating group, presented by the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producing and Exporting Companies of Andalusia and Extremadura (Asociafruit) in 2016, has completed its work, which has focused on the development of a predictive model of pests in citrus fruits, and the development of an…

Lenneke Pors-Schot

Syria expects this season’s citrus production to reach 788 thousand tons

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform of Syria has estimated the country's citrus production this season at about 788 thousand tons. The director of the citrus…

São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt yield

Brazil: 2020-2021 orange crop forecast update at 286.72 million boxes

The 2020-2021 orange crop forecast update for the São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt, published on September 10, 2020 by Fundecitrus is 286.72 million boxes of 40.8 kg each. This figure corresponds to a decrease of 0.36% in relation to the estimate published in May and 25.87% as…

An overview of the scenario in Ionian area provided by the agronomist Gianfranco Barletta

Good outlook for the 2020/21 citrus fruit campaign

Good news for the citrus fruit campaign 2020/21. After a year marked by a drastic reduction in volumes, due to adverse climatic events, the forecast for the next season is more than positive. In this regard, the agronomist Gianfranco Barletta provides us with an overview of the crops in the Ionian area.…

Peruvian citrus exports increase by 40%

Peruvian citrus exports have experienced a considerable increase in 2020 when compared to the previous season. Until week 33, Peru had exported 40% more citrus than in the…

The Port of Barranquilla exports Colombian mandarins to Puerto Rico for the first time

The Port of Barranquilla completed its first export of Colombian citrus fruits to the United States with cold treatment at source. The cargo shipped consisted of 19,584 kilos…

Oranges still have great opportunities in Colombia

Citrus fruits arrived in America along with the first Spanish navigators in the 15th century. Since then, they have conquered the whole region and have now become a benchmark…

Citrus Grower's Association of South Africa

Citrus Grower's Association - Citrus weekly reports

Week 36 orange shipments from South Africa at 3,867,041 cartons

In week 36, some 3,867,041 cartons of oranges were shipped from South Africa in total. Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East were still the largest export destinations for the fruit. This week's shipments put the cumulative volumes for 2020 at 56,032,472 15-kg cartons, up until this point in time,…

Javier Usó, manager of Frutinter: "The markets will remain faithful to the Satsuma"

"This year there will hardly be any clash between the citrus campaigns of both hemispheres"

In just a few days, the supply of Spanish mandarins and clementines will start to grow. This year, these fruits are arriving a little earlier and with higher volumes. The fresh marketing of the varieties of the Satsuma family, the first to be harvested, is in a downward trend. Their cultivation is…

Robust demand continues for Chilean navel oranges

U.S. demand for Chilean navel oranges has been robust since the season started, and the market continues to demonstrate high sales momentum as September progresses. As of Week 35, Chile had shipped 70,373 tons of navel oranges (95% of its total orange volume) to North America. IRI has reported huge…

Mzansi and US will team up to grow export markets

South African and US authorities intend to form a technical task force to facilitate better access to the American market for South African agricultural products. This came…

Peruvian grapefruits enjoying more opportunities in Chinese market

The Chinese import season of Peruvian grapefruits lasts from July to September each year. Other imported products with big market shares include South African grapefruits,…

Fresh lemon sales were similar to last year

Limoneira announces 5% increase in revenue in Third Quarter 2020

Limoneira Company reported its financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2020.  Harold Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We achieved…

Chinese lemons available soon with improved quality

The export of Lemons from Yunnan began at the end of August, and the peak harvest season of those from Anyue, Sichuan, will start at the end of September. Thanks to the good market conditions in the late season last season, growers have strengthened management this season. As a result, the production and…

ZimTrade Export Development Manager Tatenda Marume:

'Zimbabwe horticulture could generate $1 billion in exports'

According to Tatenda Marume, ZimTrade export development manager, Zimbabwe has the potential to generate more than $ 1 billion from horticultural exports around the world…

First arrivals of Turkish lemons at the Vienna wholesale market

"Despite Corona, the first signs are promising"

The new season for Turkish citrus fruits is about to start. Last Sunday the first lemons of the 'Mayer' variety arrived at the Vienna wholesale market. Although the Covid 19 pandemic continues to affect the markets, a successful citrus campaign is expected. "The first signs are good - the quality of the…

US import season

Late mandarin varieties from Chile and South Africa starting now

While citrus growers in the US are beginning to prepare for the start of their seasons in the coming months, the citrus import season is still in full swing. Miles Fraser-Jones of Seven Seas Fruit shares: “Right now, we are getting mandarins from Peru, South Africa, and Chile, lemons from Chile, and…

"This season, due to current circumstances, the demand for citrus has been consistently strong"

Despite concerns heading into the season due to the coronavirus restrictions, citrus sales have been strong for Sydney-based wholesaler Goldenfruit throughout winter. "Our sales were very strong throughout the season especially for oranges and mandarins," Principal Jason Hendriks said. "Sales in citrus…

Japenese market could open up for Egyptian citrus in 2021

Higher prices expected for new Egyptian orange crops

Although a little while off still, preparations for the new Egyptian orange season are already on the way. The high prices the previous season ended with could cause the prices for the new season to be higher as well. One exporter aims to increase his exports by 25 per cent next season. Despite the new orange…

USDA

Limes, lemons and tangerines drove 2007-18 growth in fresh citrus availability in US

In 2018, the total supply of fresh citrus fruits available for Americans to eat—after adjusting for spoilage, plate waste, and other losses in food stores, restaurants, and households—was 8.0 pounds per person. From 1970 to 2018, loss-adjusted per person availability of oranges and grapefruit fell by 51…

Spain

The value of Andalusian lemon exports increases by 30%

According to data from the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucía, lemon exports between October 2019 and May 2020 increased by 14% in volume and 30% in…

The lack of agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom puts the Spanish citrus sector on the ropes

The positive outlook for Spanish citrus fruits this season, with strong demand, high prices, and increased production, is being clouded by the lack of agreement in the…

Small supply, high prices and strong demand

Rush to start harvesting the early citrus varieties in Spain

The high demand for citrus fruits worldwide and the increasingly lower supply of oranges and mandarins from the southern hemisphere are causing prices to rise, motivating some…

Argentine citrus fruits lose up to 40% of the market after new EU regulations

The European Union's decision to suspend imports of Argentine citrus fruits has had a severe impact on the companies that produce and export these fruits. Nicolas Carlino, a…

"We hope to turn the fresh Wuxuan mandarin into a regional specialty product"

The fresh Wuxuan mandarin is a relatively new variety that has only been promoted for a few years now. The production volume is still small, but the flavor is unique and the sales season has been good. The market for this mandarin variety is quickly growing. Mr. Yi, a spokesperson for Guangxi Jie Zhi…

Jeff Coleman

Croatian growers predict yield of up to 32,000 tons of mandarins

This year, Croatian growers expect mandarin production to be between 30,000 and 32,000 tons. A representative of the mandarin producers in the Neretva Delta, Neven Mataga,…

Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Chairman of the Board Association, Nejdat Sin

'Turkey has no limits on its citrus exports'

In the first eight months of 2020, 666,000 tons of fresh fruit -most importantly citrus- were delivered to foreign markets, says Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable…

Oak leaf extract and mulch for HLB

Researchers on the Indian River have proved “there is something in the oak leaf that can work” against HLB, said Lorenzo Rossi. “I’m not saying that I found the cure, and I’m…

Southern Hemisphere Association of Fruit Exporters

Cumulative 2020 grapefruit exports to Russia exceed 2019 exports

The week 35 grapefruit exports from South Africa to the Russian Federation stood at approximately 300 tons, for a cumulative 2020 export of about 18,000 tons. This number exceeds the cumulative exports to this nation for 2019.   Image: SHAFFE Clik here to view the data sheet.

January 1 – September 2 Nataliia Mysak

Egypt: Agricultural exports exceed 4 mln tons

According to the Minster of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, El-Sayed El-Qusair, in the period January 1 – September 2, Egypt’s agricultural exports have increased to more…

Plentiful supplies of smaller size lemons from Mexico

The Mexican lemon season is in full swing, and the lemons are looking to be of good quality, though the overall sizing on the market is slightly small. For Pacific Organic Produce, they held off on their harvest to give their lemons more time to grow a bit larger. Delilah Romo, commodity sales specialist…

Limes, lemons, and tangerines drove the '07-'18 growth in fresh citrus availability in US

In 2018, the total supply of fresh citrus fruits available for Americans to eat—after adjusting for spoilage, plate waste, and other losses in food stores, restaurants, and households—was 8.0 pounds per person. From 1970 to 2018, loss-adjusted per person availability of oranges and grapefruit fell by 51…

'AI will be another tool for citrus greening'

A smart phone app under development can detect citrus diseases.Artificial intelligence (AI) will likely help growers and researchers cope with citrus greening (huanglongbing, known as HLB) and other citrus problems over the long run. That’s the belief of J. Scott Angle, the new head of the University of…

South African citrus hopes for a 2021 debut in the Philippines

Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Grower's Association. notes that it has taken "great patience" to finally get to the point of official access for South African citrus to the Philippines, with its population of more than 106 million people. Between 2016 and 2018 the Philippines imported around 117,000…

Soft citrus and citrus from CBS-free areas unaffected by market closure

South Africa issues notice of termination of some citrus exports to the EU

"At times in the past the South African citrus industry has elected to voluntarily suspend export of some citrus types from some production areas to the EU market," says Deon Joubert, Citrus Growers' Association envoy to the EU. "The objective has been to exclude potential interceptions of citrus black…

Manipur expects GI tag for its unique Tamenglong orange

The Manipur state government expects that the Tamenglong orange (Citrus reticulata), a species of mandarin and a unique fruit crop found in the state, will get its GI…

Shortage of oranges expected in Europe until the start of the Spanish campaign

The supply of Spanish mandarins and oranges could increase by 25-30% this year

The start of the Spanish citrus campaign is already around the corner. In a few weeks, Satsuma mandarins and Spanish clementines will hit the shelves in the European markets, and the first oranges will arrive in October. According to industry sources, although the supply of citrus fruits was sharply reduced…

Jaguar the Fresh Company to supply solar plants to South African fruit farmers

'A new dawn for South African fruit farmers'

Jaguar The Fresh Company has formed a joint venture with two partners to supply solar plants to South African fruit farmers at no upfront cost. The Barendrecht (Netherlands)…

National Citrus Canker Eradication Program: Industry update

The National Response Plan version 5 was developed and implemented in 2020 in order for the NT to demonstrate proof of freedom from citrus canker in 2020. Version 5 is focused…

By CitrusIndustry

Four new economic reports for Florida citrus - cost for production per acre down

Four reports summarizing Florida citrus industry survey-collected data during the 2019–2020 season are available here. The reports include the average cost of production for…

Luisa Fernanda Saavedra, Commercial and Operations Manager of QC FRESH FRUIT LLC

W. Murcott is no 1 Peruvian citrus variety, at 61.920 tons

On LinkedIn,  Luisa Fernanda Saavedra, Commercial and Operations Manager of QC FRESH FRUIT LLC in Peru, dropped an infographic on the current status of Peruvian citrus. In the 2020 season, the volume exported clearly increased. A growth of 40% was noted as compasred to the 2019 season. Pacific Produce from…

Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa

Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa

Week 34 oranges shipped from South Africa at 5.03 mln cartons

Orange shipments going from South Africa to the rest of the world stood at 5.028 mln cartons in week 35 (both air and sea freight), says the weekly report from the Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa. Image: Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa This brought the cumulative volumes to…

"We expect our production volume of Chinese Orah mandarins to triple this year"

The Orah mandarin is a thick-skinned citrus fruit. This mandarin variety originates in Israel. Many production areas in China have started planting this mandarin variety in the last few years. The Orah mandarins from Wuming county in Guangxi have a distinct market advantage over mandarins from other…

Extra early Spanish Clementine varieties with functional value

For the first time the phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of three extra early clementine varieties (Citrus clementina Hort ex Tan. cv. Basol, Clemensoon and Clemenrubí) natives from Spain have been characterized. The work has been performed by scientists of Universidad Complutense de…

Paul Gonzalez with River City Produce in Texas

“There are more lemons than business”

There are ample supplies of lemons in the market currently. “I’m seeing an abundance of lemons coming out of Mexico. Mexico just started with its volume in the last two to three weeks so the volume and quality is good,” says Paul G. Gonzalez of River City Produce Inc. in San Antonio, TX. He notes that in…

Innovation is key to South Africa’s citrus export growth

It is true that COVID-19 has disrupted many South African industries. However, the citrus industry in that nation has emerged resilient, with strong demand in export markets…

Michael Turner

South Africa

Citrus exporters content as Cape Town port returns to normality

COVID-19 did quite a number on the handling speeds at the Port of Cape Town. Now, however, exports of most agricultural products have been proceeding apace, with a reported 1.94 million cartons of export approved citrus crops on their way to foreign markets. Amid the easing of restrictions under lockdown…

Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa

SHAFFE Summary - Grapefruit

2020 South African grapefruit exports to Middle East well below last year's numbers

According to data from the Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa, weekly grapefruit exports are still a bit below the 2019 numbers.Of course, this is not too surprising, considering the effects of the pandemic this year. Image: Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa  At about 500 tons, cumulative…

Location manager Cees de Vaan, ERP Barendrecht:

"Citrus ultra clean and with the customer quickly thanks to new washing line"

This week, a new citrus washing line was installed at the location of Europe Retail Packing (ERP) in Barendrecht. The new MAF Roda line is currently undergoing extensive testing. Location manager Cees de Vaan According to location manager Cees de Vaan, the washing line can carry out the work of five people.…

The Turkish lemon season starts tomorrow

“We expect an increase of 20 per cent in lemon sales this year”

The Turkish lemon season is kicking off tomorrow, with the Meyer lemons being the first variety of the season. The pandemic has lead to a lot of measures being taken at one Turkish fruit exporter, but the expectations for the season are positive. Production will be up by 35 per cent compared to the…

USDA Citrus Fruits 2020 summary

US citrus utilized production for 2019-20 totaled 7.78 million tons

According to the USDA Citrus Fruits 2020 summary, the US citrus utilized production for the 2019-20 season totaled 7.78 million tons, down 4 percent from the 2018-19 season. California accounted for 54 percent of total United States citrus production; Florida totaled 42 percent, and Texas and Arizona…

Andres Ribas van Oosterom, FruitOne Europe

“Unprecedented high prices and rising consumption will soon cause an orange shortage”

The coronavirus has changed consumption patterns all over the world. For example, people are eating more products like citrus. In the pandemic's first two weeks, that caused a huge push on the market. Things look panicky now, especially for juicing oranges. The price for a box of these has reached €20…

What alternatives do Argentine oranges have after Europe suspends imports?

Argentine citrus cooperative members and businessmen are seeking alternatives to redirect orange sales after the EU suspended imports due to the alleged interception of…

Llombart trading and trust company on the development of the citrus market:

"In terms of variety development and quality, Spain is very well positioned"

It has been an exciting year for Spanish citrus fruits so far: the capricious weather in Spain kept the harvest small and hoarding at the beginning of the year ensured an early end to the season. This was also noticeable at Llombart Handels- und Treuhandgesellschaft, based in Lahr/Black Forest. All in…

Predicting chilling injury before fruit leaves the shed

Being able to predict chilling damage could be a powerful decision making tool for Australian lemon growers wanting to export to overseas markets. New research from the…

Spain

Reports of citrus being harvested without meeting the necessary quality standards

The Valencian producers' association LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has found that certain commercial operators, especially in the regions of La Safor, Marina Alta, Ribera Alta and Ribera Baixa, have started harvesting citrus fruits (early Satsumas), even though the fruit in question doesn't yet meet the…

Australian tangerines maintain firm and stable price in Chinese market

The export season for Australian mandarins and oranges officially began in July and continues until late August. In 2019, high temperatures affected the growth of fruit in many Australian orchards. The supply season in 2020 was therefore quite short. The supply from many Australian orchards was reduced…

Chile’s lemon season faces interesting opening in China

In mid-May of this year, the Chinese market opened for Chilean citrus, bringing huge opportunity to Chilean growers and exporters. San Osvaldo is a Chilean citrus company who work mainly with lemons, soft citrus, and navels. The company took advantage of this new opportunity and exported their citrus to…

'Shaping Australia’s response to HLB'

Citrus Australia published an interview with Dr Nerida Donovan, who received the Service to Industry award at the 2019 Citrus Australia Tech Forum. Learning how other countries manage HLB will help shape Australia’s response if the damaging citrus disease hits our shores, according to NSW Citrus…

Dennis Pretorius – JWM Asia South Africa

Short, sharp peak of South African Valencia arrivals in China as supplies dry up fast

“Valencias are drying up very fast in the north where usually our producers in Letsitele and Nelspruit can pack deep into September,” says Dennis Pretorius, and this is bringing a swift end to a really good run for oranges. “On the other hand, sizing on Valencia types in the Western Cape is rather small,…

Salvatore Magliocco, vice-president of the PASAM Agrumi Cooperative spoke on the matter

"We expect that the price of Primofiore lemon will be quite high at the beginning of the campaign"

Summer is now coming to an end and we are now looking forward to the new citrus fruit campaign, in particular to that of the lemon. Unfortunately, this sector has long been gripped by the mal secco (Phoma Tracheiphila). The warning was raised by the entrepreneur Salvatore Magliocco (in the photo) of the…

Tainan City Government

After 20 years, Taiwan resumes pomelo exports to Japan

On Friday August 28, a ceremony was held in Tainan, celebrating the resumption of Taiwan-cultivated pomelo exports to Japan after a 20-year hiatus. Some 11 tons of the citrus fruit will be transported to the Taichung branch of the Taiwan Provincial Fruit Marketing Cooperative for 12-day, low-temperature…

South Africa takes proactive FCM measures with its EU citrus exports

For the first time since 2018 when the South African citrus industry introduced its False Codling Moth Management System, the citrus industry has had to intervene in its normal functioning to manage false codling moth. The decision to strengthen the shipping protocol for South Africa’s oranges for the…

Mexico

Taumalipas' Italian lime harvest could reach a new record

The Italian lime harvest season in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas has already started and producers expect to harvest 100,000 tons, surpassing the record 97,419 tons achieved in 2019. Ariel Longoria Garcia, the Secretary of Rural Development, stated that Tamaulipas was the leading producer of Italian…

20,000 tons of Chinese Sunshine oranges to be shipped in late September

The orange production area of Ailao Mountain in Yunan is seeing a production of 20,000 tons of Sunshine oranges this year. The new crop will become available in late September…

Chile's clementine season concludes with a 3% growth in exports

Chile's clementine season has concluded with a 3% growth in the exported volume over the previous season, totaling 51,792 tons, the Citrus Committee of Chile-ASOEX reported. The main destination market for these Chilean citrus fruits was the United States with 51,371 tons, accounting for more than 99% of…

The Peruvian tangelo reached a total of 20 countries in July

Peruvian tangelo exports fell by 10% in July 2020 over the same month of last year, going from 10,646 tons in July 2019 to 9,555 tons last month, according to data provided by…

Launch of National Tour Peelin’ Good- The Zest is Yet to Come

Limoneira has announced that the Peelin’ Good- The Zest is Yet to Come tour will kick off Tuesday, September 1st and will “travel virtually” coast to coast and visit 18 US cities and Toronto. The tour is part of Limoneira’s Take a Healthy Stand/Nature’s Pharmacy™ educational platform. The cities that…

Belize: Agriculture industry suffers in Q2 2020

According to thе lаtеѕt dаtа frоm thе Ѕtаtіѕtісаl Іnѕtіtutе оf Веlіzе, rеvеnuеѕ frоm thе prіmаrу рrоduсtіvе ѕесtоr (Аgrісulturе) fеll bу $9.8 mіllіоn dоllаrѕ іn thе ѕесоnd…

Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa

Week 34 oranges shifted from South Africa at 4 mln cartons

According to the weekly Citrus Growers' Association of South Africa report, orange shipments going from South Africa to the rest of the world stood at 4 mln cartons in Week 34 (both air and sea freight). This brought the cumulative volumes to 46.631.254 15-kg cartons for 2020, up until now,. This is a growth…

Luis GudinoiCar Farms, President of Sicar Farms:

"Our Mexican lemon production has availability from July through December"

SiCar Farms announced their quality and highly nutritious lemons are available. Mexican lemons have reached full production since May 2020. SiCar Farms, President, Luis Gudino states: “Our Mexican lemon production has availability from July through December. We have over a decade of year-round…

MSC makes first ever shipment of Clementines from Chile to China

This is another pioneering shipment by MSC. Following the recent opening of the Chinese market to Chilean citrus, MSC was the carrier of choice for the very first ever…

José Antonio Alconchel, manager of Alcoaxarquía:

"We expect a staggered mango harvest, without peaks in the production"

The greenhouse Tommy mango harvest has started in Malaga, although the production is limited, given that the most representative variety in terms of volume is the Osteen. "From week 36, the first greenhouse Osteen will start to be harvested, and in week 37, we will start with the open ground production,"…

Wim Boon, Farmforte

“The European market has a juicing orange shortage”

For citrus, especially oranges, 2020 has, so far, been extraordinary. Demand rose because of the global coronavirus outbreak. This fruit is known as a rich source of vitamin…

Ed van Venrooij, fresh produce Category manager at Hoogvliet:

"Citrus sales continue surprisingly well, despite the good weather"

At the end of March, category manager Ed van Venrooij van Hoogvliet gave his first response on this site to the hoarding sales that erupted as a result of the Corona outbreak. High time to find out what the lasting effects have been on the fruit and vegetable sales of this supermarket. At the end of March,…

"Some ships seek ports where inspections are not as strict"

Up to 65,000 tons of lemons bound to Spanish port of Cartagena redirected to other places

The lack of standard inspection criteria for the entry of citrus fruits into the European Union has caused the Port of Cartagena to lose up to 65,000 tons of lemon imports last season. As warned by the Port Authority in a statement, the high number of interceptions in the port in recent months,…

Favco launches premium mandarin brand

Favco has launched their new OPAL brand of premium mandarins with the commencement of the Honey Murcott mandarin season this week. The fruit is grown and shipped directly from their farms in Mundubbera, Queensland, Australia to the world. The brand has been resurrected, it was first used 30 years ago and…

As a result of labour shortages Martin Muránsky

Australian growers fear fruit price hikes

Richard Eckersley is a citrus grower in Harvey, in the South West of Western Australia . He is worried that the labour shortage will cause a price hike in fruit and vegetables…

Florida hopes for another season of high-quality fruit

Following a citrus season with a solid crop and improved quality, Florida growers are looking ahead as to what 2020’s season will be like. “It’s early so we’re still in the development and growing stages of the early season,” says GT Parris of Seald Sweet in Vero Beach, FL. “This is when we start to be…

Production of Chinese honey pomelos 20% lower

Honey pomelos from Fujian are to become available in mid-August, and the ordering season will start soon. Zhang, manager of Pinghe Huaermei Fruit Industry Co., Ltd. talked about production and market expectations of Guanxi honey pomelos this season. Pomelos from Hainan, Guangdong and other origins become…

Pacific Organic Produce

"The lemon industry will likely be heavy on 140/165 count this season"

Pacific Organic Produce’s lemon program includes a large grower in Sonora with highly sophisticated post-harvest infrastructures and packing lines. High volume organic lemons are available out of this region and will be marketed by Pacific Organic, packed in their Purity label. The season runs Mid-August…

Drought, the common fruit fly and citrus greening Ricardo Furtado

Portugal: Algarve orange production said to be at risk

Orange producers in the Algarve have criticised the government’s lack of initiative to fight the threats that could destroy the region’s orange production sector. It is mainly…

Ryan Hoel

Brazil: Orange exports increase amid pandemic

Brazil is the top producer of oranges in the world, producing more than half of this citrus for juice processing. The Brazilian government says demand has been growing, as…

by CitrusIndustry

'Infected ACP found in California commercial grove is no surprise'

For the first time, an Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) carrying the bacteria which causes huanglongbing (HLB) was found in a commercial grove in Riverside County. While the…

Citrus consumption heats up in the US, and Chileans celebrate rising prices

The main market for Chilean oranges is the United States, with about 15 percent of what is consumed coming from this South American country. The COVID-19 pandemic ended up reflecting positively for companies like Pangalillo, based in the Vale de Mallarauco (near the capital Santiago), which saw demand…

14 producers from Nariño, Colombia, obtain certification to export Tahiti limes

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) granted fourteen producers of Tahiti lime from the north of the Colombian department of Nariño the Registry as Exporter Property…

Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa

Cumulative volume week 33 orange exports at 42,505,622 cartons

The cumulative volume of citrus exported from South Africa to all regions stood at 42,505,622 cartons in week 33. However, according to a Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa datasheet, weekly grapefruit exports to all regions -except for China- are lower for 2020 than those of 2019 year-on-year, and…

Chinese market in Jiaxing hosts welcoming ceremony for Chilean oranges

The Chilean Orange Association organized a welcoming ceremony in Jiaxing Haiguangxing Market for the first shipping container of Chilean oranges to enter the Chinese market. Every year, around 18 million Chilean oranges are exported around the world between May and November. Chile is the second-largest…

Rowan Vickery - FruitOne

Strong pull from many markets ensures good trade flows in South African oranges

Over the next three or four weeks FruitOne will be packing the last Valencias of the 2020 season, a season ending quite a bit earlier than usual. “All markets are pulling equally and all are paying a relatively equal price – that’s unusual but then, this is a very unusual season,” notes Rowan Vickery,…

New Delite mandarin season officially started

The Australian-grown Delite mandarin season is officially underway with fruit now available in all Woolworths stores across the country. Nutrano Produce Group is the largest grower and exclusive marketer of Delite mandarins. The collective success of the Delite mandarin program since its inception over 8…

Boumanfruit BV showing interest Anmbph

Dutch company plans to buy Uzbek lemons

As Uzbek products are seeing more and more demand from European markets, fruit and vegetable products are especially popular. The Dunyo news agency reports how -for example-…

Pomelo exports from China using less plastics in packaging

“Pomelos from Hainan and Guangdong have hit the market. Due to the small production, honey pomelos from Hainan are mainly marketed in China. Products from Guangdong became available about one month earlier than those from Pinghe, with harvest beginning at the end of July. Some of our customers have…

Chinese import volume of South African oranges shows no signs of decline in week 33

This is the time of year when many imported orange varieties enter the Chinese market. This includes oranges from South Africa, Egypt, the USA, and Australia. The South…

LA UNIÓ asks that the suspension of imports be extended until there are guarantees they have no pests

"We demand the entire Argentine citrus sector undergoes a phytosanitary audit"

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has requested that the European Union carry out a phytosanitary audit of the entire Argentine citrus sector and that the suspension of imports continues next season until they can guarantee that the citrus fruits they export leave the country without any pests. The organization…

Spain

The first citrus purchases in Castellon point to good prices this season

More than a month before the start of the citrus harvest in Castellon, the purchases currently being made point to a good season, with higher average prices than in the…

EU ban on Argentine citrus comes at end of lemon season

“The ban only affected programs that were already finished”

On August 14th, the European Union announced that they were going to temporarily ban the import of citrus from Argentina. The decision was made because there had been multiple findings of Citrus Black Spot in shipments. The ban went into effect on August 16th, 2020 and is to last until April 30th, 2021. Lemon…

Economic contributions of the Florida citrus industry in 2018-19

The Florida Citrus industry has an economic contribution of $6.5 billion to the state of Florida and supports 37,000 jobs, according to a report developed by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Department of Citrus, based on the 2018-19…

Florida Department of Citrus Florida Department of Citrus

FDOC efforts successful regarding orange juice sales

According to the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC), sales of 100 percent orange juice continue to show promising results. In the 4-week period ending Aug. 1, average…

Gert Upton – Schoonbee Landgoed

Golden year for oranges but soft citrus stasis in Europe

Last week Schoonbee Landgoed’s final Valencias were packed, closing off a dream orange season that ended around two weeks earlier than usual. It was a campaign characterised by the domino effect of orange shortages appearing across the world. “We received an unbelievable amount of orange enquiries. Every…

Eddy Kreukniet (Exsa Europe):

"Disappointing period for mandarins recently, no stocks of oranges"

In general, overseas citrus sales are going particularly well this summer. Only the mandarins are currently a negative exception to the rule, according to Eddy Kreukniet of Exsa Europe. "That market has had a disappointing period, mainly due to the good weather and additional volumes from South Africa.…

Veracruz becomes Mexico's leading grapefruit producer

The state of Veracruz has positioned itself as Mexico's leading grapefruit producer after producing 266,282 tons of this fruit per season in more than 8,000 hectares of…

Summer Citrus from South Africa

Summer months seeing an all-time peak of citrus consumption

During its 21st consecutive citrus season, Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) hosted a successful consumer promotion elevating the South African fruit during peak season.…

East African citrus industry under threat

Diaphorina citri is a destructive plant-feeding insect of Chinese origin that is spreading across Africa. Recently, it was traced in two East African countries: Tanzania and…

Maxim Tatarinov

Vietnam: More products from Ba Ria-Vung Tau now have traceability stamps

More and more agricultural products from Vietnam’s southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau now have traceability stamps, providing information transparency and increasing the…


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