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 […]

Play the game: get your symposium on…



The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘game’ as: a procedure or strategy for gaining an end; an activity in which mental or physical competition is conducted in accordance with rules.

Every grower knows, agriculture is not for sissies. The variables are many and often unstable. It’s a game for the passionate and those with grit. In South […]

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