Progress report: Orchard of the Future

Wiehann Steyn, Xolani Sibosa, and Dane McDonald

Nearly seven years ago HORTGRO Science challenged the apple industry through its Orchard of the Future (OoF) project. The project encouraged orchard designs that were novel, ‘outside of the box’, and pushed the limits of conventional fruit production systems. The goals were to inspire industry to utilise more […]

HORTGRO Science takes its spot in new ‘Research Hub’

Stellenbosch – HORTGRO Science has launched its new office space with an emphasis on strengthening alliances with Stellenbosch University and industry partners.

On Wednesday 22 February the organisation celebrated its ‘roof wetting’ at its new spot as a long-term tenant in the Wintergrain Building at Stellenbosch University’s Welgevallen experimental farms.

HORTGRO Science General Manager Hugh Campbell […]

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Report Back – HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium 2015

Record-breaking Symposium.
Stories and photographs compiled by Engela Duvenage and Elise-Marie Steenkamp
The HORTGRO Science Technical Symposium 2015 was hailed by several industry role-players as “a triumph”, “the best one yet”, “world-class programme” and “inspirational stuff”.
The four-day event, which has its roots in the Cape Pomological Association, has grown into its current format over several decades. […]

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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    Fruitways: Orchard of the Future

Fruitways: Orchard of the Future

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Zimbabwiese student beste in hortologie

Deon Kirstein, ‘n boorling van Zimbabwe, is aangewys as die beste voorgraadse student in hortologie aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Hy het die Prof. Daan Strydom/HORTGRO Science-kontantprys ontvang tydens die onlangse HORTGRO Science tegniese simposium in Simondium.
Volgens dr. Lynn Hoffman, voorsitter van die US Departement Hortologie, is Deon nie net ‘n akademiese uitblinker nie, […]

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