Mango industry in Australia expected to produce more than 10 million trays
Australia's mango industry is on track to once again produce more than 10 million trays of the tropical fruit.In its national crop forecast for 2018/19
New asparagus variety launched for warmer climates
A new green asparagus variety for warmer climates has been launched by UK seed supplier Global Plant Genetics, with commercial trials said to have yielded “excellent results”. The hybrid, called Pacific Green, has performed at a similar level in the majority of international locations where it has been trialled over the past three seasons, according to Global Plant Genetics’ Jamie Petchell.
Start of organic mango season in Peru & Ecuador
With the Mexican organic mango season now complete, its South American neighbors Ecuador and Peru will start harvesting by next week. Steady supplies are expected through to November.
Colombia: National coconuts cover 80% of domestic demand
Coconut palm cultivation is one of the crops with the greatest growth potential, especially in the Pacific and Caribbean, and one of the most recognized tropical fruits thanks to its refreshing taste, and nutritional and medicinal properties.
Nicaragua: Banana exports lose value
According to statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX) and different producers, the positive trend registered in banana exports in the first two months of the year was reversed in the following months as exports declined because of a fall in prices.
Guatemala: Frozen bananas are well received in the international market
Bananas and plantains are currently the most consumed fruit in Europe and the United States. That is why the Balamya Agricultural exporter, of Guatemalan origin, decided to venture into this field and started to export a large amount of frozen bananas since the end of 2017
Honduras: Banana exports increased by 2.3%
Honduran revenues from banana exports up to July of this year amounted to 313.7 million dollars, i.e. 2.3 percent more than in the same period of 2017, according to an official source
Kenyan government: Free seedlings to save guava fruits
The government has distributed 55,000 seedlings to 22 counties to promote growth and use of underutilised fruits. Director of crop systems at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation Lusike Wasilwa said the fruit species have potential to contribute to the realisation of the Big Four agenda on food security and and nutrition.
Mexico: Mango exports to the US decline due to the rains
The mango harvest in the northern part of the state has ended and its results were slightly lower than expected, as mango exports to the different destinations in the United States decreased by nearly 18.7 percent over 2017
Daniel Ibarra Lugo, the president of the Mango Producers and Exporters Association of the Fruit Fly Free Zone, said that they had exported nearly 13 million tons of mango to US this year
Vietnamese farmers victims of Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) price drop
In Binh Thuan province, the largest farming area in the country, tens of tons of unsold dragon fruit are piling up in the streets and on riverbanks.Ms. Nguyen Thi Ai, owner of thousands of plants in Ham Thuan Nam district, said that she had directly contacted many traders to offer the fruit for sale but they all declined.
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