China’s Largest Orange Producer Announces Decreased Production in Guangxi Orchard

Asian Citrus, the largest orange producer, plantation owner and tropical fruit juice producer in China, has announced a decrease in production volumes at the Hepu Plantation. The decrease in production volume is due largely to the effect on the Hepu plantation of the unstable weather conditions experienced during 2012 which led to an extensive infection

California Caught Off-Guard by China’s Sudden Import Ban on Citrus

The California fruit industry was left stunned yesterday, following an abrupt announcement from Chinese authorities that the country would no longer accept citrus imports from the U.S. state after April 18. California Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen said China reported six interceptions earlier in the year for Phytophthora syringae or brown rot, but no clear