profile of the month
Literally born in the countryside (Sucina) in 1963, where his grandparents and his parents worked on the country estate belonging to some aristocrats from Madrid, the Marquis and Marquise of Spínola. By his first birthday, his parents had moved to El Mirador, a village to the north of San Javier, in search of a better life.
Region of murcia
Two Catalan companies are joining the project by ASF Edition-Frutaria with the prestigious quality brands Ondine for flat fruit and Regal’in for round fruit
In the very near future, possibly in July, the South Asian country will enter the list of third countries with an export protocol for table grapes
The problems affecting the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe, the Mar Menor, are dragging on due to political disagreements. This summer could prove to be a very complicated season once again. Rectifying this situation is an urgent task that, if not carried out, may become irreversible
The Region of Murcia is a Spanish and European reference in farming, not only due to its important production, but also to the value of its agri-environmental initiatives, always pioneering and endowed with significant farsightedness
The historic company from Abarán (Murcia) has started the stone fruit campaign in a new centre.
The company from Murcia Moyca, with participation by the Pro Capital investment fund, is one of the most relevant firms on the European scenario as a producer and marketer of grapes
The water footprint of the lemon production in Spain has decreased by 39% over the past 30 years, according to the report ‘The lemon water footprint in Spain’ prepared by the Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional Association, AILIMPO
In 2021 there was an increase of over 20% (18,401 ha) in the certified surface area, passing the one hundred thousand hectare mark. Specifically, 107,247 hectares were quantified throughout the Region of Murcia.
The Foundation presents a definitive proposal in Brussels to save Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, the Mar Menor
Interview with Almudena de la Cruz, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Anove
The first variety from Vitalis with resistance to New Delhi is an all-rounder:”The only one on the market that is also resistant to powdery mildew, CGMMV, yellowing and vein yellowing virus”
The seed company is adapting its varieties to 100% ecological crops to get ahead of the requirements that are already being demanded in destinations such as Germany and France
Recognised as the Best Brand of the Year, the Italian company is experiencing a ‘sweet’ moment, with the spotlight on sustainability and growth in Spain
melon and watermelon
In this article, Piedad Coscollá (current Marketing Manager at Anecoop) and Paco Borrás (who was the organisation’s former Sales Manager for 35 years) give a detailed history of the birth and development of the seedless watermelon Bouquet
Bayer will hold its Melon & Watermelon Week with the spotlight on sustainability, profitability and, of course, flavour
The Global e-Vent Melon & Watermelon by Rijk Zwaan will show a catalogue focussed on profitability, with important new developments in the specialities category
The piel de sapo from Syngenta has shown its worth in a very complex year weather-wise in Almeria
Fruit Today talked to Pablo Pérez, CEO, breeder and specialist in cucurbitaceae from Inveseed, Intersemillas’ research and development centre.
With Sunup®, Kukino and the Pearl line they are responding to the market demands in melon without losing sight of the tradition, with successful examples such as the watermelon Bengala F1
HM.Clause, the world leader in melons, continues adding hectares with Valdemar F1, the successor to Valverde F1
Huelva’s producers are at a disadvantage, compared to their European counterparts, as regards the use of disinfectants to make their production operations feasible
The end of the Huelva campaign has been hindered due to a lack of labour, caused by workers transferring to other productions or the tourism sector.
Export continues to grow also thanks to UNITEC sorting systems
Consumption of blueberries in the European market has continued to rise in recent years, reflecting the tendency in the American market
Koppert’s bumblebees work very hard from the moment they are introduced to achieve a fast, homogeneous setting.
For the past 18 years INDUSER, the engineering brand from Almeria, has distinguished itself by designing made-to-measure packaging lines for its clients.
Although the Spanish early potato campaign has started slightly late and with less production and smaller potatoes, mid-season potatoes are expected to follow a different course.
The economic world interaction is a fact that affects all the sectors, and in the potato sector far-reaching changes are already being detected
While the potato harvest in the early-growing area is advancing, the harvest in late-growing areas provides us with the first figures.
The strategy for the 2022 to 2025 period to be followed by Europatat will be based on 4 pillars
The Princesa Amandine project was born three years ago; therefore, the circumstances surrounding its development have not been the best. However, in spite of this, it has achieved a continuous, progressive consolidation.
Onions join the list of agricultural produce that have reduced their production, according to AMI data
A lower production than previous years is enabling the new onion market to maintain a stable and correct demand
The company has developed the onion variety SV993 for harvesting in May, in addition to the Red Halen, and it is testing new sweet onion materials
Onions, as with all European crops, are suffering more and more frequently from the sudden changes in the weather.
Red, flattened, easy to peel, rich in juice and seedless, these are some of the characteristics that make the US Early Pride into a variety with great future potential. A new tangerine that is joining the highly valued clubs.
Citrus fruit production from the southern hemisphere will increase by almost 5% according to data from the World Citrus Association (WCO).
Spain already has a cold treatment for orange imports (although not for mandarins and grapefruit) coming from countries affected by false codling moth.
Science is advancing rapidly and providing solutions with more sustainable materials. However, the crux of the matter is whether they are profitable, so that the market can materialise them
The durability, resistance and sustainability of wood makes it into a general favourite for product packaging, in addition to the fact that it can be reused and transformed into other products.
Dibal, the Basque company expert in weighing and labelling solutions, is presenting the new solution for the productivity control system, which aids manual packaging
The company has launched its first hybrid baskets, Ezy Split, manufactured with rPET and cardboard
HM.Clause is positioning this grooved tomato with RAF Delizia genetics as the leader in early cycle and extending the calendar for true RAF tomatoes
The multinational company Fitó has positioned the vine tomato Ateneo as one of the most influential ones on the export market
Syngenta is developing inter-specific rootstocks that stand out due to their high germination rates, uniformity and useful plant for the grafting process
The kiwi brand Zespri™ has become an international benchmark for quality and flavour on the fresh fruit market.
The company will try to supply the requirements of the Lerida market, where the situation is “devastating” due to the lack of fruit
The 14th edition of Fruit Attraction will be held from the 4th to the 6th of October, with forecasts similar to those of 2019
5 al Día, FruitToday and Cajamar have started up the ‘Say Yes to Nutritional Education in the Classroom’ campaign to ask for the implantation of a compulsory subject on healthy, sustainable diet