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 quality fruit, harvest maturity and the post-harvest handling of fruit is discussed.
The course contents have been revisited, and special emphasis has been placed in each section on the management of drought conditions.

Knowledge of production fundamentals, combined with practical guidance during the field day, will skill producers and practitioners in producing high yielding sustainable orchards.

Presentations will be supported by notes as well as an imported textbook valued at R2,800 per book:
Fundamentals of Temperate Zone Tree Fruit Production, Edited by J. Tromp, AD Webster & SJ Wertheim.

Registration fees are R 15,000 (incl. 15% VAT) per person and include a set of course notes, the textbook, lunch and refreshments and the field day.

Interested participants are requested to register with payment by 22 June 2018 (registration form and map to venue attached).

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