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Advisory and Focus Groups

Objectives of Advisory Groups

  • Assist programme with formulation of strategic research planning in defined areas of research
  • Identify new technologies of relevance
  • Seek collaborative research opportunities across local and international research/technical organisations
  • Seek funding opportunities to ensure inputs into targeted research focus areas
  • Meetings as required
  • Advisory to programme manager

Objectives of Focus Groups

  • Convene specific expertise to deal with specific industry issues
  • Identify research requirements
  • Evaluate research findings and make recommendations
  • Identify technology transfer opportunities and communicate findings to industry via appropriate forums

Peer Work Groups (PWGS)

Objectives of the PWGs

  • Evaluate the scientific correctness of prioritised new research proposals
  • Evaluate scientific standard of progress and final reports
  • Matthew Addison
  • Dr Brian Barnes
  • Dr Martin Gilbert
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Welma Pieterse
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Prof Des Conlong
  • Prof Hannalene du Plessis
  • Dr Gerda Fourie
  • Dr Minette Karsten
  • Matthew Addison
  • Dr Johan Fourie
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Dr Cheryl Lennox
  • Prof Adele McLeod
  • Ferdi van Zyl
  • Prof Hano Maree
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Dr Minette Karsten
  • Dr Stuart Rutherford
  • Dr Chris Spies
  • Dr Minette Havenga
  • Dr Trevor Koopman
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Dr Eduard Hoffman
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Dr Pieter Raath
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Dr Nicky Taylor
  • Dr Johan van Zyl
  • Dr Martin Taylor
  • Henk Griessel
  • Dr Paul Cronje
  • Dr Elke Crouch
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Dr Tarl Berry
  • Dr Mariana Jooste
  • Prof Oluwafemi Caleb

Technical Advisory Committees (TACS)

Objectives of the TACs

  • Identify industry research needs or gaps
  • Determine relevance of concept proposals and prioritise new proposals
  • Evaluate technical merits of progress and final reports
  • Identify technology transfer opportunities & advisory to Hortgro Science
  • Daan Brink
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Chris Jurisch
  • Willie Kotze
  • Graeme Krige
  • Stephen Rabe
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Angelique Pretorius
  • Charl Stander
  • Pierre Rossouw
  • Keith Bradley
  • Andrew van Lingen
  • Rudolph Cronje
  • Lohan Bester
  • Malcolm Dodd
  • Petru du Plessis
  • Jacques du Preez
  • Nico Ferreira
  • Henk Griessel
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Angelique Marais
  • Stephen Rabe
  • Grant Smuts
  • Charl Stander
  • Adriaan Theron
  • Karin van Rensburg
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Leana Louw
  • Matthew Addison
  • Dr Minette Karsten
  • Lindi Benic
  • Nico Ferreira
  • Jacques Fouche
  • Gustav Groenewald
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Hendrik Pohl
  • Hanna Visser
  • Margaret Reinecke
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Stephen Rabe
  • Sheila Storey
  • Steven Versfeld
  • Bekker Wessels
  • Angelique Pretorius
  • Ferdi van Zyl
  • Wilma van der Westhuizen
  • Matthew Addison
  • Dr Minette Karsten
  • Keith Bradley
  • Hugh Campbell
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Dr Ian Crouch
  • Linde du Toit
  • Graeme Krige
  • Stephen Rabe
  • Charl Stander
  • Elise-Marie Steenkamp
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Christo Strydom
  • Marinus van der Merwe
  • Charl van Rooyen
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Angelique Pretorius
  • Ben Kotze
  • Handri Conradie
  • Karien Bezuidenhout
  • Potgieter van Zyl
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Arno Marais
  • Gert Eastes
  • Karien Bezuidenhout
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn

List of Groups

Crop Production

  • Dr Esmé Louw
  • Prof Gerard Jacobs
  • Graeme Krige
  • Dr Iwan Labuschagne
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Prof Adriaan van Niekerk
  • Dr Albert Strever
  • Anton Muller
  • Daan Brink
  • Danie Viljoen
  • Ernst Heydenrych
  • Gerrit van der Merwe
  • Dr Gideon van Zyl
  • Dr Gulu Bekker
  • Hannes Laubscher
  • Hendrik Pohl
  • James Reid
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Karen van der Westhuizen
  • Karin Cluver
  • Keith Bradley
  • Mike Wallace
  • Thomas Babl
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Anton Muller
  • Daan Brink
  • Douw Vermeulen
  • Dr Elke Crouch
  • Dr Elmi Lötze
  • Gerrit van der Merwe
  • Graeme Krige
  • Hammies de Kock
  • Henk Griessel
  • Dr Ian Crouch
  • Jaco Moelich
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Dr Mariana Jooste
  • Rudolph Cronje
  • Schalk Reynolds
  • Prof Stephanie Midgley
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Willie Kotze
  • Angelique Pretorius
  • Chris Malan
  • Danie Viljoen
  • Dr Eduard Hoffman
  • Dr Elmi Lötze
  • Gerrit van der Merwe
  • Graeme Krige
  • Dr Johan van Zyl
  • Karen van der Westhuizen
  • Louis Reynolds
  • Mico Stander
  • Nelius Kapp
  • Ockie Geldenhuys
  • Dr Sebinazi Dzikiti
  • Prof Stephanie Midgley
  • Steven Versfeld
  • Prof Sylvester Mpandeli
  • Dr Theresa Volschenk
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Johan Kotzé
  • Dr Luxon Nhamo
  • Marius van der Westhuizen
  • Niël Joubert
  • Angelique Pretorius
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Carl Horstmann
  • Gustav Lötze
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Petru du Plessis
  • Piet Nieuwoudt
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Willie Kotze
  • Rudolph Cronje
  • Schalk Reynolds
  • Schalk van der Merwe
  • Stefan Strauss
  • Matthew Addison
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Anton Muller
  • Charl Stander
  • Ferdi Ungerer
  • Frederik Voigt
  • Graeme Krige
  • Hannes Laubscher
  • Hendrik Pohl
  • Dr Iwan Labuschagne
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Keith Bradley
  • Dr Nigel Cook
  • Rachel Kriel
  • Sonwabo Booi
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Waldo Maree
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Willie Kotze
  • Dr Yolanda Petersen
  • Sybrand van Zyl
  • Marlie Beukes

Crop Protection

This workgroup is currently being reconstructed.
This workgroup is convened on a needs basis.
  • Henk Griessel
  • Hugh Campbell
  • Dr Julia Meitz-Hopkins
  • Lindi Benic
  • Dr Marelize de Villiers
  • Matthew Addison
  • Nico Fereira
  • Dr Shelley Johnson
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Dr Minette Karsten
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Anton Muller
  • Bekker Wessels
  • Frikkie van Schalkwyk
  • Dr Gideon van Zyl
  • Hugh Campbell
  • Keith Bradley
  • Matthew Addison
  • Nico Ferreira
  • Tobie van Rooyen
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Willie Kotze
  • Prof Adele McLeod
  • Charl Stander
  • Dr Cheryl Lennox
  • Henk Griessel
  • Dr Johan Fourie
  • Karin van Rensburg
  • Lindi Benic
  • Prof Lizel Mostert
  • Matthew Addison
  • Nico Ferreira
  • Pierre Rossouw
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Dr Pieter Louw

Post-Harvest

This is an interest group with over 100 members being utilised to identify CA-specific research needs.
  • Adriaan Theron
  • Amanda Fischer
  • Andrew Hacking
  • Anel Botes
  • Angelique Marais
  • Carl Hörstmann
  • Charl Stander
  • Christo Strydom
  • Dr Elke Crouch
  • Daniël Viljoen
  • Hammies de Kock
  • Hanna Visser
  • Henk Griessel
  • Dr Ian Crouch
  • Dr Imke Kritzinger
  • Dr Iwan Labuschagne
  • Jaco Moelich
  • Jacques du Preez
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Karin van der Westhuizen
  • Leana Louw
  • Linde du Toit
  • Albert de Vries
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Dr Kenias Chigwaya
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Adriaan Theron
  • Amanda Fisher
  • Anton Muller
  • Charl Stander
  • Dr Elke Crouch
  • Henk Griessel
  • Dr Ian Crouch
  • Dr Imke Kritzinger
  • Jaco Moelich
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Karin van Rensburg
  • Laetitia Moggee
  • Leana Louw
  • Pierre Rossouw
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Prof Wiehann Steyn
  • Dr Kenias Chigwaya
  • Heleen Tayler
  • Handré Viljoen
  • Angelique Marais
  • Hammies de Kock
  • Nico Ferreira
  • Rudolph Cronje
  • Jacques de Preez
  • Andy Connell
  • Bernard Henning
  • Billy Makhafola
  • Bryce MacIntyre
  • Eddie Vienings
  • Elke Crouch
  • Francois Malan
  • Gcobani Tsako
  • Hendrik Claassen
  • Henk Griessel
  • Henk Ryke
  • Hugh Campbell
  • Jacques du Preez
  • Johan Strydom
  • Koos Bouwer
  • Lindi Benic
  • Linus Opara
  • Malcolm Dodd
  • Richard Hurndall
  • Wiehann Steyn
  • Willem Coetzee
  • Alex Tsige
  • Fanie Grundlingh
  • Thinus Loock
  • Alistaire Galloway
  • Werner van Rooyen
  • Elise-Marie Steenkamp

Hortgro Science Advisory Council

  • Stephen Rabe – Chair
  • Grant Smuts – Vice-Chair
  • Linde du Toit
  • Frikkie Jacobs
  • Raymond Koopstad
  • Charl Stander
  • Prof Karen Theron
  • Dr Ilse Trautmann
  • Anton Rabe (observer)

Interest Groups

  • IPM Group
  • Rootstock Evaluation Committee
  • CA Group
  • Fieldmens Group – industry grouping utilised to communicate research to industry and also identify research needs.
  • Store-IT Group – industry grouping utilised to communicate research to industry and also identify research needs.
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