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NEW HOPE IN FIGHTING BACTERIA THAT CAUSES SEVERE REDUCTION IN FRUIT YIELDS ...

Research team unravels tomato pathogen's tricks of the trade


by Staff Writers
Blacksburg, VA (SPX) Nov 09, 2011


Boris Vinatzer of Virginia Tech lead an international team that sequenced the genome of a pathogen that attacks tomato. The work received early support from his 2008 CAREER award, "What is behind the worldwide success of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato: a comparative evolutionary genomics investigation." Credit: Virginia Tech Photo






For decades, scientists and farmers have attempted to understand how a bacterial pathogen continues to damage tomatoes despite numerous agricultural attempts to control its spread.

Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato is the causative agent of bacterial speck disease of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), a disease that occurs worldwide and causes severe reduction in fruit yield and quality, particularly during cold and wet springs.

In the spring of 2010, for example, an outbreak in Florida and California devastated the harvest in those areas.

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PERU MANGO PRODUCTION IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF SUB PAR EXPORTER ASSOCIATIONS ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






November 08, 2011








Recent investigation by IMO into Peru's preseason forcast data is exposing some alarming information.




APEM and PROMANGO are Peru's predominant Mango Grower and Exporter Associations.


On what should be an alternating year (Bumper) for Peru's mango industry, APEM is forcasting unusually low production forcast for the 2011/2012 mango season.


All valleys included, there are approximately 25,000 hectares in Peru's mango region.


Roughly 80% (this number is trending down) of Peru's mango production is in the later season cultivar KENT.


The remaining 20% (this number is trending up) is comprised of Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, Edward, and original Haden cultivars).


Ataulfo and Edward are early season varietys and Tommy Atkins and Haden are traditionaly mid season cultivars.


The Peru mango season starts in the San Lorenzo valley (Tambogrande area) mov…

MAJORITY OF ECUADOR MANGOES ON EAST COAST USA ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






November 08, 2011














Ecuador is shipping the majority of it's mangoes to the west coast USA so far this season.


81 containers have been shipped from Ecuador through wek 43 of this year to West Coast USA ports.


35 containers have been shipped to South Florida ports through week 43.


16 containers have been shipped from Ecuador to North East USA ports of NY/NJ and Philadelphia.




134 total containers have arrived at USA ports since the Ecuador mango season began at the beginning of October 2011.




Expect volume to pick up on the East Coast as Brazil volume winds down.


So far this year Brazil has shipped 421 containers to the North East ports of NY/NJ and Philadelphia.


Only 8 containers have been shipped to south Florida ports this season which began in mid September 2011.


Last season Brazil shipped 649 containers to the North east USA ports and Ecuador shipped 316 containers.


Brazi…

WHERE MANGOES GROW...SO DO WOMEN LEADERS...

Joel Kotkin, Contributor

I cover demographic, social and economic trends around the world.


11/08/2011 @ 4:30PM 


Women Ascendent: Where Females Are Rising The Fastest




Image by madpai via Flickr

This article was co-written with Zina Klapper, a Los Angeles-based journalist and deputy editor of www.newgeography.com.




You can find the future of the world’s women not in Scandinavia or the U.S., but among the entrepreneurs who line the streets of Mumbai, Manila and Sao Paulo. Selling everything from mangoes to home-made blouses, these women, usually considered the very bottom of their home country’s employment barrel, represent the cutting-edge of progress for women in the 21st century.

This marks a departure from past decades, when the advancement of women was visible almost solely in the wealthiest of countries. Surveys of female achievements have consistently singled out just a sliver of the globe, but increasingly, women are making the greatest strides elsewhere — in the rapidly growing developi…

HAS GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SOUTH AMERICAN MANGOES HIT THE WALL ? ... WHERE DO ALL THOSE MANGOES GO ??? ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








November 08, 2011




Last season, South American mango Exporters (Brazil, Ecuador & Peru) shipped a grand total of 9,725.5 containers to the three major markets for mid September through end of March mango exports from the continent.


Europe received 5,735.5 containers of mangoes from South America, for 59% of the total exports from Brazil, ecuador and Peru.


USA received 36% of the South American exports for a total of  3,476 containers.


Canada received 5% of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru's fresh mango exports during the 2010/2011 season.




Of note is that Ecuador ships primarily to USA and Canada.


Brazil ships a smaller amount of total exports to the North American market (24%)








MANGO DATA BY DESTINATION:




2010/2011 SEASON:


EUROPE:




Brazil               ..................................................................2,451.5


Ecuador                .................................…

SOUTH AMERICAN MANGO EXPORTERS CHANGE VOLUME BY COUNTRY AS OVERALL SHIPMENTS GROW FROM YEAR TO YEAR ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








November 08, 2011










The traditional South American mango season runs from week 37 (mid September) through week 16 (End of March). 


This is the time of year that Brazil, Ecuador and Peru export mangoes around the world.


While volume per country goes up and down, overall exports continue to grow year by year.


Total exports per year have grown from 7,557 containers in 2008/2009 to 10, 352.5 containers for the 2010/2011 season.




Almost 3,000 containers per year increase !










Here is some historical data to put country by country volumes into perspective.


As you will note:


 Brazil has been reducing exports for the past three seasons. Almost 1,000 containers per year reduction from 2008/2009 season to present. 


Ecuador has reduced acreage and  as a consequence volume has levelled off. 


Peru had a radical growth between the  2008/2009 season and the 2009/2010 season by doubling production…

MAERSK DRYDEN DELIVERS ONE CONTAINER AT PORT OF MIAMI FOR CARBAMERICAS ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








November 08, 2011






MAERSK vessel DRYDEN delivered one container at the port of Miami, florida on November 05, 2011 with 5,244 (4kg) cartons of Ecuadorian mangoes for USA importer CARB AMERICAS.


The vessel continued on to the northeast to drop the balance of its cargo from Ecuador at the port of NY/NJ.


Several importers are using the south Florida ports to receive cargo from Ecuador as this saves several days from the transit time and gets fruit to customers in the Southeast USA sooner.


CARB AMERICAS has been a consistent receiver during the South American mango deal which began in mid September of this year.


This is the first container discharged at USA ports from Ecuador shipper COMPANIA AGRICOLA GANADERA S.A. of Guayaquil, Ecuador since the 2011-2012 season began.

RATHER THAN REPOSITION VESSELS...SHIPPING LINES ARE POOLING CONTAINERS AND REPOSITIONING CONTAINERS ON LUCRATIVES ROUTES ..

Green Reefers, Seatrade Team Up to Fight Competition

Created by HButler on 11/4/2011 6:38:13 PM

Green Reefers and Seatrade are pooling their refrigerated cargo ship fleets to combat fiercer competition from ocean container carriers.

The Norwegian and Belgian companies will jointly operate a fleet of 48 conventional reefer vessels with capacities of 192,000-315,000 cubic feet in the GreenSea Pool from January 1, 2012.

The ship-owners said they are joining forces to cut costs and maintain their ability “to provide commercially attractive specialized refrigerated cargo services to shippers in response to increased competition from reefer containers.”

Container carriers, led by Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, are increasingly targeting refrigerated cargoes because they command higher rates than standard ocean containers and compensate for the slowing growth in conventional container traffic.

Container lines may order as many as 140,000 refrigerated containers this year compared with about 100,000 in 20…

CROWLEY MARITIME READY FOR PEAK CENTRAL AMERICAN PRODUCE SEASON ...

Crowley Adds 222 Refrigerated Containers to Fleet
Created by HButler on 11/8/2011 3:55:05 PM



Crowley Maritime Corporation last week took delivery of 222 new 40-foot, high cube refrigerated containers (reefers) and 133 under-slung power generator sets (gensets).


The reefers were delivered in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, for use during the peak perishables shipping season in Central America, from November through May.

"We are gearing up for the melon season in Central America, and the delivery of these brand new units comes at a perfect time for us to meet the needs of our customers," said John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America, in the carrier's announcement. "Refrigerated cargo is a large part of our business in Central America and the Caribbean and we always want to provide our customers with not only clean, modern and reliable equipment, but also in the sizes and quantities that they need."

The newly acquired reefers have a capacity of 2…

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