88 Issue

Editorial

Conspiracy of circumstances

Thinking about my 25 years as a food and agriculture journalist, I realise that I have never seen an autumn-winter like the one that is approaching.

Profile of the month

Fruit Attraction 2022 special edition

Dip Cesurca

Asparagus: consolidating their union

Cesurca, Espárrago de Granada and Los Fresnos are coming to Madrid together to present new projects in a campaign in which they have already produced 8,500 t of asparagus in conventional crop alone.

Bejo Pedro María Jurado

Sustainable innovation

Bejo is working on R&D focused on a real, sustainable demand to encourage the 100% use of the resources and to “harvest and sell 100% of the plants”

Stability against fluctuations

As happens every year, the company from Almeria Agrícola Navarro de Haro is returning to the Fruit Attraction trade fair to meet up with its clients again and attempt to forge new alliances on its stand (Hall 9, 9C01).

Tropical fruits

procam

A leap in mangos

Bio Procam is extending its mango volume and production window and it is “rejuvenating” its avocado orchards

Prudencio Natural Tropic

Mango: a new production record

Natural Tropic is seeing good prospects for mangos in spite of the small-sized fruit, and the company underscores the importance of the launch of the ‘Mango de Málaga’ brand

aguacatera del sur

Aguacatera del Sur is growing with Peru

Although the market situation has been complicated due to demand and the increase in costs inherent to imports for delivery to clients, Aguacatera del Sur will close the import campaign from Peru with a growth of around 22%.

Pepper

Ramiro Arnedo Quijano

Ramiro Arnedo, easy for farmers

“Our work in all typologies involves offering varieties that help farmers to do their work, without losing sight of quality and production”

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Intersemillas turns 40

In 2023, the Valencian company will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a reference in watermelon and melon seed production

tomato

kws Pablo Fernández-Miranda

KWS Hortícolas España is getting ready

KWS, one of the main seed companies in the world, until recently concentrating on sugar beet, corn, cereals, rapeseed and sunflowers, is working to position itself on the fruit and vegetable market.

apple

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Manpower problems in apple preparation centres

Damien Gibson, Global Category Director Apples at TOMRA Food, analyzes the challenges faced by apple packhouses and explains how TOMRA Food’s solutions allow them to reduce the labor required for sorting whilst significantly improving the consistency, accuracy, and packout of the sorted product.

Pink Lady®, over 200,000 tonnes

In spite of the spring frosts and after the summer’s heat and drought, the Pink Lady® Europe Association predicts crossing the barrier of 200,000 tonnes this season (+13.5%vsN-1)

citrus fruits

mandarina seedless US Early Pride

“I am the first: it is time”

Sooner or later, citric producers have to decide which variety to choose from the multitude on offer of mandarins, clementines or satsumas, present on the citrus fruit harvesting calendar.

potato

khaki / persimon