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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USDA expert explains how to biomanage apple replant disease

By Engela Duvenage

In September a HORTGRO and Stellenbosch University Apple Replant Disease mini-symposium attracted a near full house, all wanting to learn more about how to deal with the disease without relying on fumigation chemicals such as chloropicrin and 1,3-dichlorpropene.

The mini-symposium was held at the Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch, and was attended among […]

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    OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science

OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science by Dane McDonald on Scribd

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    Study investigates susceptibility of apples to bruising inside MK4 and MK6 package designs

Study investigates susceptibility of apples to bruising inside MK4 and MK6 package designs

This research investigated the susceptibility of apple fruit to bruising inside two ventilated corrugated paperboard package (MK4 and MK6 package designs) commonly used in fresh fruit industry during a simulated transport damage.

The results showed that both the incidence and severity of apple bruising were affected by package design and frequency of shaking the boxes […]

EPNs our new Biological Superweapon?

Ten years ago, Addison, Crop Protection
Manager at HORTGRO Science, had
R30 000 funding but no one to take the research
further. A great believer in biological
control as a fundamental aspect of integrated
pest management he realised the potential,
but was at a loss as to how to proceed.
Dr Antoinette Malan, then Principal Plant
and Quality Officer at the National […]

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    ‘Rosy Glow’ browning trials on track

‘Rosy Glow’ browning trials on track

Dr Elke Crouch’s browning trials are under way at the department of Horticulture at Stellenbosch University. Watch a short video clip of their work here: http://youtu.be/6JMbSYOqSF8  with more photographs on our Gallery.

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    Karen Theron – First Chair in Applied Pre-harvest Deciduous Fruit Research

Karen Theron – First Chair in Applied Pre-harvest Deciduous Fruit Research

New SU Chair

Theron rooted in SA’s fruit orchards
Few things excite deciduous fruit expert Prof. Karen Theron as much as being busy in the orchard with practical trials. Or to look at a fruit tree and to be able to ‘read’ it, knowing just how to treat it to ensure the best possible yield. To […]

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