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2010-01-28 14:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huanglongbing (HLB), or Citrus Greening Disease, a major threat native to Asia, has rapidly globalized in recent years, devastating citrus crops in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and other parts of the world. In December 2008, the international research community responded to this threat by inviting colleagues, regulatory agency representatives, and commercial industry leaders to Orlando, Florida, so they could exchange the latest...

2009-12-23 09:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Juicy. Easy to peel. Bursting with flavor. Clementines from Spain, winter's seasonal delight and popular fruit snack, have hit the grocery aisles of Philadelphia, and local favorite Chef Ane Ormaechea is sharing the sweetness! Available during their peak season of December through February, these juicy gems play a starring role on the menu of one of Philadelphia's most popular restaurants. To celebrate the Clementines from Spain season, Chef...

2009-12-23 09:05:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Juicy. Easy to peel. Bursting with flavor. Clementines from Spain, winter's seasonal delight and popular fruit snack, have hit the grocery aisles of Atlanta, and local favorite Chef Hector Santiago is sharing the sweetness! Available during their peak season of December through February, these juicy gems play a starring role on the menu of one of Atlanta's most popular restaurants. To celebrate the Clementines from Spain season, Chef Santiago has...

2009-12-08 09:34:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- No doubt about it, Floridians feel the impact of the economic downturn and plan to be more conservative with their holiday shopping lists this year. A new survey(1) reveals 76 percent of Floridians will be more conscientious about the gifts they purchase, making the ones they do give family and friends even more special. In addition, two out of five Floridians feel it's important the gifts they purchase are produced locally and will look within...

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2009-11-04 07:45:18

New technology provides tamper-free option without reducing fruit quality Laser labeling of fruit and vegetables is a new, patented technology in which a low-energy carbon dioxide laser beam is used to label, or "etch" information on produce, thereby eliminating the need for common sticker-type labels. The technology has been licensed for use on a variety of fruits and vegetables and is being used in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacific Rim countries. It has been approved in Asia, South...

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2009-11-03 07:45:51

In 'Pixie' mandarin, fruit reduces number of flowers of return bloom by inhibiting budbreak Alternate bearing (also called biennial or uneven bearing) is the tendency of fruit trees to produce a heavy crop one year (called "on-crop") followed by a light crop or no crop the following "off-crop" year. On-crop trees produce a large number of small fruit of little commercial value, while off-crop trees produce a small number of large fruit"”a high proportion of which are culled in...

2009-09-26 09:42:34

The United States and Latin American nations say they have banded together to fight the spread of an insect that carries a disease fatal to citrus trees. The United States, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama Friday launched a coordinated effort to fight the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which has ravaged orchards in Florida and now is threatening California's $1.6 billion citrus industry, the Los Angeles Times reported....

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2009-08-04 16:15:00

Citrus researchers at the University of California, Riverside have released a new mandarin (or tangerine) for commercial production. Named 'DaisySL' for Daisy seedless, the new fruit is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavor when mature. Its rind is smooth and thin, and bears a deep orange color."We are extremely enthusiastic about this fruit which distinguishes itself by being very low-seeded and moderately easy to peel," said Mikeal Roose, a professor of...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

Tropicana Donates Up To A Quarter Million Fruit Servings Of Orange Juice to USDA's Summer and School Food Service Program For Kids and Encourages Americans to Increase Fruit Consumption CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven out of ten American adults are not getting enough fruit in their daily diets, despite the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume four servings, or two cups, of fruit a day as part of an overall healthy diet (based on an average 2,000-calorie diet).(1)...

2009-03-04 17:15:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Named for its green, misshapen fruit, Citrus Greening Disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world and now puts the future of America's citrus at risk. Spread primarily by tiny disease-infected insects called Asian Citrus Psyllids, Citrus Greening Disease first damages citrus crops by yielding hard, deformed and bitter fruit that isn't fit for selling, and eventually kills the trees.   Listen to this report from USDA/APHIS...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.