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California citrus leader Joel Nelsen has retirement in sight

Citrus industry warrior Joel Nelsen will work through the end of 2019, helping Exeter, Calif.-based California Citrus Mutual usher in a new era of leadership under Casey Creamer.
Jan 28, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

GOPEX panel to look at new organic study on citrus greening strategies

A new research paper from The Organic Center outlines organic-compliant practices for combating citrus greening disease and the disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllid.
Jan 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Limoneira opens sales office in Vietnam

Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has opened a Southeast Asia Regional Sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HLB cases on the rise in California

The number of huanglongbing (HLB) detections in California increased 160% from 2017 to 2018, according to the California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.

Volume up, sizing down for California citrus crops

California growers are expected to produce 80 million cartons of navel oranges during the 2018-19 season, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an 11% increase over last year.

California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.

Higher prices cushion lower production for Florida citrus growers

With higher prices offsetting reduced volume, 2016-17 Florida citrus returns were little different than the previous year, a new report says.
Dec 20, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Morning Kiss Organic promotes citrus for peak season

It’s that time for customers to pucker at the tartness and savor the sweetness of more than 10 certified organic varieties of citrus from Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass.

Homegrown Organic expands offerings

Porterville, Calif.-based Homegrown Organic Farms plans to unveil a new citrus line in November, said Stephen Paul, category director for stone fruit, fall fruit and blueberries.

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.