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Price is biggest risk for glasshouse berry growers

The International finance institution, Rabobank says the seasonal nature of strawberry production and the volatility in prices can make it risky for growers wanting to invest in the industry, if they do not mitigate.   Cindy van Rijswick, told the Global Berry Congress Expo in the Rotterdam, recent research from the company found that financing […]

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Tunisian strawberry acreage: 9% increase

The area devoted to strawberry cultivation in Tunisia reached about 614 hectares (ha) during the 2018/2019 season, including 590 ha are located in the governorate of Nabeul, compared to 563 ha last season (2017/2018), an increase of 9%.   The volume of strawberry production is estimated at 18.2 thousand tonnes over the last five years, […]

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Driscoll’s takes California Berry Cultivars (CBC) to court

Leading family-owned berry company Driscoll’s has filed legal action against a California-based breeder alleging patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties.   Driscoll’s filed the complaint in the Federal Court on March 20 against California Berry Cultivars (CBC) and its co-founder Douglas Shaw.   “Driscoll’s has made it our mission to produce fresh […]

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Chile recognizes the Peruvian blueberry boom

In 2018 Peru’s blueberry exports amounted to more than US $ 554 million, i.e. 50% more than in 2017, thanks to the investment of the private sector and an increasingly growing participation of small producers in the interior of the country, stated the former president of the Association of Exporters (ADEX) and candidate for the […]

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Peru: Agro exports break records

Peruvian agro-exports -which represent 12% of total shipments- reached US$5.86 billion in 2018, setting a historical record, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez stated on Monday.   Some 68 products totaled more than US$10 million, the most representative ones in addition to blueberries and avocados, chestnuts (+39%), bananas (+13%), mangoes (+31%), and citrus fruits […]

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