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Tesco visits Planasa ahead of blueberry launch

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Technical managers from British retailer check out Spanish breeder’s new blueberry programme, with six varieties set for release in October Tesco visits Planasa ahead of blueberry launch Planasa has facilities in Huelva in the south west of Spain Technical managers from Tesco have visited Spanish […]

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CIV unveils new strawberry varieties

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Visitors at this week’s Global Berry Congress get a glimpse of new offerings destined for international markets CIV unveils new strawberry varieties The CIVRL333 variety will be marketed under the brand name Xante Italian fruit breeding consortium CIV will showcase five new strawberry varieties at […]

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George Eustice quits as farming minister

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Eustice leaves government citing May’s announcement that MPs will have a vote to delay Brexit in March Eustice indicated his departure from the government was to be free to participate in the parliamentary Brexit debates, but also against May’s decision to offer a vote to […]

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Chile assesses impact of storms

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Heavy rains and hailstorms have damaged fruit production in Chile’s south central zone. The Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association (Asoex) said technical crews were in the fields assessing the potential impact of the storms, which struck the O’Higgins, Maule, Ñuble, Bío Bío and Araucanía regions […]