Guiding Georgia hemp

Considering hemp production for floral material and the cannabidiol, or CBD, market. A Georgia hemp production guide will come out later this fall. It won’t be exhaustive. There isn’t enough Georgia-specific hemp data for that, yet, but it will provide information for...

USDA listens to importers, pulls California desert grape proposal

Going against a recommendation from California desert grape growers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a proposal to remove varietal exemptions from the desert grape marketing order. The proposal would have required inspections of all imported grapes...

Organic growers: Gene-editing dialogue a bad idea

Organic growers: Gene-editing dialogue a bad idea Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote they are strongly opposed to opening a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in organic agriculture. A letter from the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), was signed by 79...

BREAKING: Apple growers brace for new round of Chinese tariffs

Apple growers brace for new round of Chinese tariffs U.S. apple growers are bracing for another round of retaliatory tariffs from China, the U.S. Apple Association said today. The country has said it will begin unleashing new tariffs on a wide range of U.S. goods,...
Strawberries with Flow Wrap – PrimePro Case Study

Strawberries with Flow Wrap – PrimePro Case Study

Test Date: April 18th 2007Tested materials: PrimePro® bags (simulating a flowwrap scenario)Tested produce: StrawberriesCompany: Iseppi Frutta, DornachTesting Method:One set of strawberries was packed in a standard punnet and one was packed in a punnet that was...
Bananas – PrimePro Case Study

Bananas – PrimePro Case Study

Test Date: 14 June 2010Tested materials: PrimePro® and regular plastic bagsTested produce: Bananas (Cavendish and “Platano de Canarias” or Canarian banana)Company: BonnysaTesting Method:To perform the study, the daily evolution of 28 samples was analyzed:Canarian...
Apples – PrimePro Case Study

Apples – PrimePro Case Study

Test Date: January 2009Tested materials: PrimePro® and high density polyethylene carton linersTested produce: Golden delicious applesCompany: Crane & CraneTesting Method:Two boxes of apples were packed in PrimePro® carton liners on October 27, 2008. Two additional...

Mushroom supplies tight in busy time of year

Mushroom supplies tight in busy time of year Mushroom suppliers are in the midst of their busiest time of the year. Demand is high and supplies are barely keeping up, resulting in a rather active market. Growers say this is a typical pattern every year as the fall...

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BLUEBERRY MARKET

The harvest is slowly moving northwards. In the US, California is closing the season to make way for the north western states. In Europe, there is an overlap between the south and the north. Due to good weather in the north, the harvest has started early, while in the...