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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).

Cucumbers dethrone watermelon on Produce Market Guide

After a hot streak as the No. 1 most searched commodity on Produce Market Guide, summertime favorite watermelon yielded the title to cucumbers.

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.

Watermelon continues hot streak on Produce Market Guide

For the third week in a row, watermelons have held the top spot as the most searched commodity on Produce Market Guide.

Bee Sweet Citrus prepares for summer imports

Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is winding down its domestic citrus season, and preparing for the summer import season.

Watermelon and oranges fight for top spot on Produce Market Guide

Last week on Produce Market Guide searches for watermelon and orange content dominated demand.

California valencia orange crop on par with past season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the California valencia orange crop at 19 million 40-pound cartons.

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.