Citrus

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

Published on Jul 09th, 2020
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

South Africa’s tangerine/mandarin crop is projected to rise by 12% in the 2019/20 campaign, continuing the sector’s strong growth of recent times. Total production is estimated to reach 421,000 tons, mainly due to an increase in production area, normal weather conditions, and improved winter rainfall received in the main production area of the Western Cape. Moreover, many plantings are now reaching maturity. COVID had a minimal impact on labour supply.

South Africa’s orange exports set to rise 8%

South Africa’s orange exports set to rise 8%

Published on Jun 16th, 2020

South Africa’s 2019/20 orange crop is projected to grow by 1% to 1.6 million tons, according to CGA data. The increase is attributed to good rainfall in the main growing regions, the rise in area planted, better water management techniques by farmers, and new plantings of high yielding and late-maturing varieties.

Citrusvil’s campaign progresses at a steady pace

Citrusvil’s campaign progresses at a steady pace

Published on Jun 05th, 2020

Rapid action against COVID-19 allowed the company to quickly adapt to continue operating within the restrictions implemented.

The spread of the Coronavirus reached Argentina at a key moment for local citrus farming. Just as Citrusvil was preparing to start the 2020 campaign, the company found itself facing an unexpected situation, which led it to rethink its actions and adapt its facilities to keep production processes active and redouble efforts to keep collaborators safe.

World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presents annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast

World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presents annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast

Published on Jun 04th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

Following the formal adoption of the organisation’s Statutes in March 2020, the WCO Secretariat just collected and released the first crop production and export forecasts for the forthcoming Southern Hemisphere citrus season 2020. The preliminary forecast is collected from industry associations in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Peru, South Africa, and Uruguay. The Secretariat is working closely with Brazil and Bolivia to include their data as well into the forecast very shortly.

Oranges top shopping lists

Supplies in US citrus market fall

Spain breaks citrus export records in March

APHIS Authorizes Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from China

APHIS Authorizes Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from China

Published on May 13th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of five types of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit from China into the continental United States. After thorough analysis, APHIS scientists determined that pummelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin fruit from China can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach to protect against the introduction of plant pests. 

Spanish citrus prices normalise

Good South African citrus harvest, but challenging logistics

Good South African citrus harvest, but challenging logistics

Published on Apr 28th, 2020

 

April marks the start of the 2020 citrus season in South Africa, which will no doubt be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ports are reported to be operating at low levels, but packing of all fresh produce out of the country has so far continued uninterrupted, with farms and packing houses endeavouring to safeguard the working environment of over 120,000 workers.

We use cookies on our website to support technical features that enhance your user experience.

We also use analytics & advertising services. To opt-out click for more information.