Fruitnet Daily News: Collaboration opens up markets for Serbia; South-east Europe’s export opportunity; Cherries ‘must focus on quality’

Collaboration opens up markets for Serbia
Delegates at Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe hear how working together is bringing opportunities for smaller growers

South-east Europe’s export opportunity
Delegates at Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe hear how the region is taking advantage of new opportunities abroad

Cherries ‘must focus on quality’

Norton Folgate’s Matt Hancock says cherry category has great potential if it focuses on quality and overcomes price perception

US consumers urged to bin Romaine in new E.coli scare
Leafy greens are once again in the frame in North America’s latest outbreak of the potentially fatal strain

Stonefruit growers ‘quietly optimistic’

South Africa’s stonefruit growers have not had it easy so far this season after early summer heat caused problems

Bayer opens up glyphosate research
Group takes ‘net step’ in crop science transparency by offering access to its glyphosate studies

Major award for Ceres grower

Pieter Graaff, a leading grower from the Ceres region, is named as South Africa’s farmer of the year

FTNON unveils new onion and pepper processors
New systems focus on efficiency, reliability and hygiene

What will shape the supermarkets of the future?

Bjorn Thumas of Tomra Food looks at the technologies and trends driving retail change

Rains a mixed blessing for Spanish producers
Precipitation aids for citrus and vegetable producers in Murcia, but damages in Valencia region could top €100m

New services and export manager at APAL

The appointment is expected to help the apple industry move away from its domestic reliance

20 years and counting
Summer Citrus from South Africa is marking 20 years of providing fresh citrus to the US market.

Ailimpo warns of Turkish lemon violations

The EU has already issued three health alerts on Turkish imports since the start of the 2018/19 season

GPG launches Vittorio asparagus
GPG said the variety combines yield and quality and shows excellent potential in different growing regions

GMT welcomes first Moroccan citrus vessel

M/V Fuji Bay begins bi-weekly service bringing Moroccan citrus to the North American market

Eurobanan expands Spanish lime programme
Thanks to its proximity to the European market Spain is emerging as a viable supplier when overseas production dips

Throughput down at port of Hamburg

First nine months sees container handling fall 3.4 per cent, with more freight transferred to rail

Total Produce updates on Dole’s Q3
Dole Fresh Fruit has performed strongly, while Dole Fresh Vegetables has been «affected by an industry-wide safety notice»

Argentina celebrates agrifood excellence

Two fresh produce suppliers were among 14 leading companies recognised for their export achievements

Leo Rolandelli passes away
Leading figure in the development of US asparagus trade survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren

Itacitrus launches year-round organic lime programme

Brazil’s biggest lime exporter now supplies organic, as well as conventional limes throughout the year

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