November Timely Hints for stonefruit growers

Soil management, irrigation, nutrition, production and pest management. Find it all here:

Timely Hints November

 
Tydige Wenke November

October Timely Hints for stonefruit growers

Soil management, production and pest management. Find it all here:

Timely Hints October by Dane McDonald  (Download Full PDF)

Tydige Wenke Oktober by Dane McDonald (Volle PDF hier)

Western Cape launches climate change action plan

The Western Cape Government on Tuesday launched a key climate change response strategy, known as Smart Agri.

Smart Agri was unveiled by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

The comprehensive climate change response plan sets out a roadmap to combat the impact of extreme […]

SOLAS legislation mandatory from 1 July 2016

Solas Article (002)

Codes of Best Practice for National Fresh Produce Markets

National Fresh Produce Markets COBP

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    Literature survey and guidelines for internal browning in Fuji

Literature survey and guidelines for internal browning in Fuji

 

 

 

Internal browning has been a major headache for pome fruit growers the past season. HORTGRO Science commissioned a research investigation by one of our experts in the field, Dr Ian Crouch. After several months of hard work, Dr Crouch, has written a literature survey and guidelines to combat internal browning in Fuji apples.

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Harvest Maturity Index

Summary of Recommendations • It must be recognized that the maturity of fruit at harvest has a critical role in determining how long fruit can be stored and whether or not it will meet retail/consumer requirements at outturn. • There are a number of market niches that may be met immediate sales of tree-ripened […]

Lenticel Breakdown

Lenticel Breakdown

Generally, round pitting centered on a lenticel. It often occurs on less exposed sides or color margins. Early symptoms are like small dimples, visible in angled light. As flesh firmness decreases, pits usually grow in depth and diameter and may coalesce. Flesh is not deeply affected. There may be a cavity beneath the […]

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