CA & Post Harvest Group Meeting on 1 November 2016

HORTGRO Science on Tuesday held its regular CA and Postharvest Group Meeting, which keeps industry players up to speed with current developments, technologies, and challenges. The following topics were presented:

Technologies to control superficial scald development on Granny Smith – Anel Botes, ARC

Preliminary results on the effect of ACR on the storage quality of ‘Golden […]

FEMA fact file and protocols

In order to deliver Forelle via the FEMA protocol the fruit must meet certain, very specific, criteria to be suitable for the program. As a result every orchard intended for the FEMA program needs a Hortec FEMA release certificate before it can be picked for the program.

To achieve the necessary criteria the fruit has […]

Fresh Notes 118: Forelle Early Market Access Programme 2016









This communication outlines the protocol that needs to be followed to make the FEMA programme a continued success.
Important Notes:
This is a commercial programme, and the Forelle Producers’ Association (FPA) reserves the right to restrict volumes or participants.
Due to the preference of the UK market for soft pears, characteristics of FEMA Forelle should clearly be […]

The Resurrection of the CA Group

Richard Hurndall, HORTGRO Science Research and Technology Manager, has been in the business a long time. In this blog Richard reflects on the evolution of the CA Group and the historic meeting that took place towards the end of 2015.

Read his blog here: Growing Fruit IQ – Richard Hurndall

Chilling Weather Report – May to August 2015

Everybody loves to talk about the weather. Especially fruit growers…
Please click here for the lastest industry chilling report: Report Hortgro – August 2015 – Chilling
“But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.”
― Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat

The Chile Report

Pre- and post-harvest aspects of Cripps’ Pink and Rosy Glow were put under the spotlight recently when 185 delegates, headed to Chile for the International Pink Lady® Association (IPLA) Technical Meeting in San Francisco de Mostazal, Rancagua. The delegates were mostly from Chile, Argentina and Brazil, while the presenters were from Chile, Australia, New […]

HORTGRO Science 2013-14 Annual Report

As 2014 draws to a close and most of us take a break over the Christmas season, HORTGRO Science is proud to present our 2013-14 Annual Report. Blessings for the festive season and good wishes and prosperity for 2015.

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