Prophyta and Hortgro Science Short Course 2018

This six-day short course, which takes place on 13, 14, 15 and 27, 28, 29 August, is designed to provide an understanding of the horticultural processes of tree growth and development, scientific irrigation management, nutrition and the execution of good soil health and soil science practices.

The goal is the production of high tonnages of top […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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Sustainable Energy Consumption & Production (free) training

SWITCH Africa Green Training

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SWITCH Africa Green SA Agriculture Waste Management Summary

HORTGRO Science Langkloof seminar tackles climate change

Stellenbosch – Deciduous fruit producers in the Langkloof are at the forefront of the shift to fruit production under hail nets.

The annual HORTGRO Science Langkloof seminar took place on December 5 2016 with a strong focus on climate change and potential strategies to mitigate impacts.

Climate Change researcher, Prof Stephanie Midgely, shared with growers her […]

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