15 June 2018Maersk mothballs reefer facility
The US$170m Maersk Container Industry reefer container manufacturing plant in San Antonio, Chile is to close after only three years in operation.
15 June 2018USDA lifts CBS restrictions
The United States Department of Agriculture is to amend regulations to allow for the importation from areas in South Africa where citrus black spot has been known to occur.
15 June 2018Colombia upgrades avocado estimates
After tripling the value of its exports year-to-date, the Colombian Trade Ministry says it expects the country to ship 50K MT of avocadoes in 2018.
15 June 2018Citrus industry urged to take nuclear option
A major citrus grower in Queensland is calling for all citrus plants within canker control areas in the Northern Territory and Western Australia to be destroyed.
15 June 2018Indonesia fruit ban angers Thailand
Thailand is reported to be preparing retaliatory measures against Indonesia after the latter suspended imports of Thai longan and durian during harvest seasons.
14 June 2018Zespri says Red ready for 2020
Years of red fruit plant development by the kiwifruit marketer were wiped out by the Psa disease epidemic in 2010-2011.
14 June 2018Poor year for US cherries
The forecast released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistical Service, was down for all areas of the country except the Midwest.
14 June 2018Peru ships record mango volume
Peruvian exports of fresh mangoes in the 2017/2018 season reached 200K MT, up from the previous record of 180K MT in 2016/17.
14 June 2018Guatemala leads C American watermelon exports
Central America shipped a record volume of watermelons in 2017, with the US absorbing 56% of the value.
13 June 2018US topfruit industry battles fire blight
The bacteria that kills apple and pear trees is more widespread throughout Central Washington State this year than during any Spring in recent memory, growers claim.
13 June 2018Sunraysia fruit fly committee disbanded
The region lost its 'pest-free' status in 2014 after fruit fly detections spiralled out of control, two years after the Victorian Government wound back fruit fly programmes.
13 June 2018Marginal rise in global grape crop
World production is forecast flat at 24.3m MT as growth in China and India counters weather-related losses in the European Union and Turkey.
13 June 2018Winter rains encourage Brazilian melon shippers
Although insufficient to reverse the total water deficit, there has been an improvement in water salinity and an increase in the capacity of artesian wells.
13 June 2018Avocado shortage hurts NZ consumers
The average price for a 200g avocado reached NZ$5.06 last month, the highest price for avocadoes in the country since records began.
12 June 2018Tru-Cape puts brave face on difficult season
Although the total 2018 apple and pear crop is down on last year, South Africa's largest topfruit shipper says it expects solid revenue for its grower shareholders.