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— 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 […]

Confronting Climate Change workshops 2017

The Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative is a carbon footprinting project, developed to support the South African fruit and wine sectors through identifying and responding to the risks and opportunities associated with carbon emissions.

The CCC Initiative includes an online carbon-footprinting platform (updated regularly); a series of regular industry engagement workshops; a range of commodity-specific […]

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Biocontrols Africa 2017 Conference & Expo

AgriBusiness Global presents its first Biocontrols Africa Conference & Expo on 12-13 July, 2017 in Cape Town. Part of a global conference series devoted to the hands-on use of biocontrols and biostimulants, this conference will explore the successes and challenges of bioproduct use at each stage of development, emphasizing the full life cycle for biological […]

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    GreenCape ‘waste not, want not’ workshop targets fruit value chain

GreenCape ‘waste not, want not’ workshop targets fruit value chain

Stellenbosch – GreenCape has targeted the Western Cape fruit and vegetable value chains to explore the potential for value-add to organic residues and wastes.

The Western Cape government initiative hosted a “Waste Not, Want Not” workshop in March for industry, government, and university researchers.

GreenCape Technical and Knowledge manager Lauren Basson emphasised that the Western Cape […]

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Pome Field Day engages growers on industry trends

The HORTGRO Science Pome Field managed to stimulate much interest among the 50 growers who attended.

The purpose of the field day was to follow up on the June 2016 HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium Pome Fruit Field Day in order to get a better impression of the “crop carrying” orchards.

Inteligro Technical Marketing Specialist, Tobie van […]

HORTGRO Science takes its spot in new ‘Research Hub’

Stellenbosch – HORTGRO Science has launched its new office space with an emphasis on strengthening alliances with Stellenbosch University and industry partners.

On Wednesday 22 February the organisation celebrated its ‘roof wetting’ at its new spot as a long-term tenant in the Wintergrain Building at Stellenbosch University’s Welgevallen experimental farms.

HORTGRO Science General Manager Hugh Campbell […]

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