Fresh From the Field – South African Grape Season

December 1, 2021 Vanguard International

Growers from all South African production areas are cautiously optimistic about the coming season are are paying extra close attention to the shipping woes and container shortages challenging exporters and other industry players.

Vanguard International Update On South African Apples And Pears

South Africa’s main apple and pear production areas in the Western region had an excellent winter season with ample rain, snow, and cold units. This was followed up by very good flower and set periods between October and December 2020. These favorable conditions provides a good indicator for a strong apple and pear crop this season.

A Letter From The Netherlands: The Pandemic Year Well Spent

One of the reasons for doing many different events around the world is that doing so brings you in touch with extraordinary people. One we were lucky to encounter is Nic Jooste, a South African long living in the Netherlands and long established in the Dutch produce industry. As we move into 2021, Nic shared with us a quick recollection of a pandemic year — still well spent.

Oppy Strengthens International Reach With New Team Member in South Africa

January 13, 2021 Oppy

With the addition of Sila Louw to Oppy’s international team, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce has put down roots on a new continent.

USDA Authorizes Importation of Cold-Treated Citrus Fruit from South Africa into All U.S. Ports of Entry

November 5, 2020 USDA APHIS

After careful review, APHIS scientists determined that citrus fruit from South Africa, which is cold treated in transit, can safely enter all U.S. ports of entry without increasing the risk of introducing the false coddling moth or other pests of concern.