February Timely Hints

Click here for February 2018’s stone fruit Timely Hints.

Kliek hier vir Februarie 2018 se Tydige Wenke vir steenvrugte.

Langkloof Boordstap, Desember 2017

Die 71 Langklowers wat die jaarlikse Langkloof seminaar en boordstap op Maandag, 4 Desember bygewoon het, was in ’n aansienlik meer opgewekte luim as tydens die droogte seminaar in September. Die goeie lentereëns en die vooruitsig dat daar genoeg water sou wees om oeste groot te kry, het gesorg vir entoesiastiese deelname van produsente […]

January Timely Hints

January Timely Hints – Click here

Januarie Tydige Wenke – Kliek hier

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    Seasonal Occurrence and Monitoring of Grain Chinch Bug on Pears

Seasonal Occurrence and Monitoring of Grain Chinch Bug on Pears

The grain chinch bug (GCB) is endemic to the Western Cape and is classified as a quarantine pest. Click here to read more about the seasonal occurrence of this pest, and how to deal with it.

December Timely Hints for Stone Fruit

December Timely Hints – Click here

Desember Tydige Wenke – Kliek hier

Hortgro Science Awards Researchers

Every year Hortgro Science awards the top researchers in the industry at its Researcher Thank You Breakfast. This year’s accolades went to Dr Antoinette Malan, Dr Elke Crouch, Dr Shelley Johnson and Prof Karen Theron. The Hortgro Science/Daan Strydom Award for Best Student in Horticulture 2017 went to CP van der Merwe.

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    Controlled Atmosphere Storage and Post Harvest Group Meeting

Controlled Atmosphere Storage and Post Harvest Group Meeting

The Controlled Atmosphere Storage and Post Harvest Group met on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at Olive Grove, Infruitec, Stellenbosch.

View the presentations shared on the day here:

Abate Fetel Project Feedback — Anel Botes, ARC
Dynamic Pressure Regulation and Ethylene management — Lucie Nouaillac, Absoger
Postharvest Strategies for Extending Storage Life — Andrew Brink, Gas at Site
The Hands-free Water Solution […]

November Timely Hints for Stone Fruit

November Timely Hints – Click here

November Tydige Wenke – Kliek hier

Travelling East, Down Under and to hell and gone…

Words by Wiehann Steyn

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in each of Japan, Australia and Ethiopia.  The XIII International Plant Bioregulator Symposium held in Chiba near Tokyo was very well attended by South Africans.  This should come as no surprise considering the dependency of our industries on plant bioregulators for everything […]

Monitoring Bactrocera Dorsalis

Status of Bactrocera dorsalis:

Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental Fruit Fly) is a quarantine pest of Asian origin capable of infesting various commercial fruit crops (400 recorded hosts). It was previously described as the Invader fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens).
It is now found in 65 countries and in most sub-Saharan countries.

In South Africa, the official pest status is […]

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