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When it comes to top fruit, the southern hemisphere is currently passing the baton to the north. The transition in trade is expected to be smooth, without many major problems. In most of the countries where the apple harvest is just starting there has been a reduction in the production. This is mostly due to sunburn, spring frosts, hail and storms. Most of the increases in terms of volume are due to expansion. Prices have gone up and remain strong…

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US: Wildfires And High Winds Lead To Reduction Of Apple Harvest


In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of the initial estimate, extreme windstorms, wildfires on the West Coast, and more accurate reporting of crop load on the trees as harvest progressed, suggest a lighter total crop volume for the 2020-21 apple harvest. Over Labor Day weekend, a strong windstorm resulted in apples being…

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[Press Release] Governments Urged To Support ePhyto To Aid Global Agribusiness


This content has been published as provided by its author. It has only been modified from its original version to follow Produce Report editorial guidelines and for necessary website formatting. The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the COVID-19 recovery period. Global trading operations of plant products rely on crucial communication and transparency of phytosanitary requirements to…

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Markon And PRO*ACT Provide Updates On California Fire Impacts


CALIFORNIA - As the end of August and beginning of September have brought about some of the worst fires in California history, individuals and companies across the produce industry are dealing with the repercussions of the excessive heat, smoke, and ash being generated. Currently, 2.1 million acres being burned by wildfires across the state, and additional fires have started in Oregon and Washington. Markon and PRO*ACT are two such companies that have already seen crop impacts as they have shared valuable updates. While…

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The pear harvest is in full swing in the northern hemisphere. The European volume is 12% greater than last year, but still remains 4% below the annual average of the period between 2015 and 2018. Countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and France record either stability in the volumes or growth, while southern European countries report drops in the production. In the US, there has been a slight increase in the volume and growth in the share of organic pears.…

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