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September 2017 – Timely Hints for stone fruit


for stone fruit production

There are few things as exciting as seeing fruit orchards in full bloom. We experience equal parts excitement and concern as we do not know what the season may bring. But let us not fret. It is much better to focus on that which can be managed.

This month we […]

Tydige Wenke vir Steenvrugte in September 2017

September Tydige Wenke* vir ons steenvrugprodusente

 Daar is min dinge so opwindend soos om vrugteboorde in volblom te sien. Vir die produsent is dit terselfdertyd ‘n tyd vol opwinding, maar ook kommer – kommer omdat ons nie weet wat die seisoen gaan bring nie. Maar laat ons positief wees en eerder fokus op dié dinge wat […]

August Timely Hints for stone fruit production 2017

The SASPA endorsed stonefruit Timely Hints enters its second annual cycle this August. HORTGRO Science has received valuable feedback over the last year from growers and technical advisors alike. The technical grower guideline document has evolved to become an indispensable aid to farm managers and particularly new growers. In the new annual cycle the […]

July Timely Hints for stone fruit production

July Timely Hints by Dane McDonald on Scribd

Julie Tydige Wenke by Dane McDonald on Scribd

PUBLICATION: Game of Fruit 2017 summary report

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp

Not even the worst #CapeStorm in three decades could prevent fruit growers, industry representatives and researchers from attending the annual HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium 2017 which was held from the 5-9 June at Allée Bleue in Simondium.

This year HORTGRO Science hosted 24 sponsors and exhibitors, and more than 640 people during the […]

EVENT: Highveld Fruit Association Apple Symposium

It is that time of the year again and the Highveld Fruit Association / ‘Hoogland Vrugte Kwekers vereniging’ is inviting growers to its annual APPLE symposium.

Growers can expect warm Eastern Free State hospitality, exhibitions to view, good food and well informed guest speakers.

Above all, come and get to know your fellow APPLE producer.

Take note […]

Deciduous fruit industry signs Bee & Pollination Charter

Franschoek – Deciduous fruit grower bodies falling under the HORTGRO umbrella have signed a Bee & Pollination Charter at the HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium 2017, the charter seeks to address the plight of bees in South Africa.

The initiative comes amid a global concern about honey bee populations which have seen drastic declines and fears […]

Game of Fruit 2017: Fruit Farming 101 highlights

Fruit Farming 101 was aimed at new entrants to the deciduous fruit industry and was well attended by eager delegates. The overarching theme for 2017 was crop protection with a special focus on Integrated Pest Management.

HORTGRO Science GM Hugh Campbell has welcomed delegates to #fruitfarming101 for new entrants to the deciduous industry #techsymposium17 pic.twitter.com/JYRvaBFlAA— HORTGRO […]

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    Game of Fruit 2017: Stone field day showcases latest tech, reinforces basics

Game of Fruit 2017: Stone field day showcases latest tech, reinforces basics

The HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium stonefruit field day introduced growers to the latest technological and industry developments while also reinforcing key fruit production strategies and knowledge.

Game of Fruit 2017 kicked off early on Monday morning at Scheepersrust farm near Montagu where Johan Esterhuizen farms a variety of stonefruit cultivars. Esterhuizen kicked off the day’s […]

Carbon Tax: How will it work?

Carbon Tax: How will it work? by Dane McDonald on Scribd

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