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USDA expands Florida’s citrus black spot quarantine area

The U.S. Department of Agricultures has expanded a citrus black spot quarantine in four Florida counties.
Jul 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Citrus, #Florida, #USDA

Chilean citrus volume likely down 5% this season

Chile will export a little less citrus this year, compared to 2018, due primarily to an 18% dip in clementine volume, according to the San Carlos, Calif.-based Chilean Citrus Committee.
Jul 26, 2019 by Jim Offner #Citrus, #Chilean Citrus

Summer citrus available from Bee Sweet Citrus

Bee Sweet Citrus has star ruby grapefruit, blood oranges, Chilean navels and mandarins available for summer citrus demand.

California citrus industry rolls out best practices against HLB

California’s Citrus & Pest Disease Prevention Committee, a grower-funded initiative, has endorsed a set of best practices for growers in response to the threat of huanglongbing (HLB).

Texas A&M AgriLife receives $1.7 million-plus for citrus greening

Texas A&M AgriLife Research received more than $1.7 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in collaboration with the University of California and others to combat citrus greening.

As U.S. demand rises, easy peelers lead South African export growth

Duty-free access to the U.S. market is one factor in rising production and exports of South African citrus, according to a new report.

Sunkist CEO Russ Hanlin plans to retire

Russ Hanlin, who has been with Sunkist Growers Inc. since 1978, plans to retire as president and CEO Oct. 31, and Jim Phillips, president of Porterville Citrus, will succeed him.

Wonderful launches lemon brand at United Fresh

Los Angeles-based The Wonderful Co. has added a new produce brand to its portfolio — Wonderful Seedless Lemons.

Summer Citrus Business Updates

Grower-shippers share the latest news from their operations, plus plans for the future.

Summer Citrus Business Updates

Grower-shippers share the latest news from their operations, plus plans for the future.