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  • New trees for Tekwane
    Tekwane, a lemon farm close to Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province is one of Government's BOT (Build-Operate-and-Transfer) projects. The trees are however past their production time and now being replaced in order to avoid transferring orchards that are not viable.

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  • Lowveld loses a legendary pioneer
    The Lowveld lost one of its most respected and prominent citizens with the passing of Dennis Ivor Solomon, on September 23rd, in Nelspruit at the age of 79.

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  • Huldeblyk aan dr Eric Bedford
    Op Maandag 26 September 2005 is Eric Bedford op ouderdom van 87 jaar in Nelspruit oorlede. Sy vrou Nellie, met wie hy 62 jaar getroud was, het hom 'n paar maande vroeër ontval.

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  • Sitrusboer van die Jaar
    Dr. Pieter Scholtz het met ontvangs van die toekenning gesê dat dit vir him 'n prioriteit is om sy besigheid binne die raamwerk van volhoubaarheid, winsgewendheid to bedryf en om altyd kompeterend te wees.

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  • CRI promotes fruit research by young scientists
    Citrus Research International's Research and Technical Manager Dr Tim Grout, presented the first CRI award for the Best Contribution to Fruit Production at the National Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in Pretoria on 1 October 2005.

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  • Groot uitdagings le voor vir Sewes-sitrusarea
    Die Senwes-area bestaan uit die ou Sentraal en Wes-Transvaal Provinsie. Deesdae strek die gebied vanaf Gauteng, Noord-Wes, Mpumalanga en die suidelike deel van die Limpopo. Van die oudste sitrusplase word in die Senwes-area gevind by Rustenburg, Zebediela en Schoeman Boerdery.

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  • Vhembe citrus farmers meet with CGA
    In May an important first meeting took place between the Citrus Growers' Association and Vhembe citrus farmers near Thohoyhandou, Limpopo Province, Members of the Department of Agriculture also attended.

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  • Winterveld boere besoek CRI
    Boere van die Wintersveld United Farmers' Association noord van Pretoria het op 28 Junie 'n projekvergadering bygewoon in Nelspruit.

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  • Japanese observer verifies cold treatment for clementines
    Although South Africa has been exporting oranges, grapefruit and lemons to Japan for many years, Clementines were not included in the export protocol. In the late 1990s South Africa applied to commence exporting Clementines to Japan and this initiated a protracted process of research and bilateral negotiations.

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  • Kouebehandling vir Suider Afrikaanse vrugte na China
    'n Ooreenkoms oor die uitvoer van sitrus is gedurende 2004 na klipharde onderhandelinge deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering en die suider-Afrikaanse sitrusbedryf met China gesluit.

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  • United States backing for SA citrus exports
    The United States is committed to a successful citrus export programme by South African citrus growers to the USA and has promised support to the local industry in order to remove any obstacles that may affect the programme.

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  • Citrus industry addresses logistics needs
    The Citrus Logistics Focus Group consists of representatives of the CGA, the FPEF, the CMF and the PPECB.

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  • Tariffs the playing field are still not level
    Although the World Trade Organisation (WTOJ is purporting to level the playing fields by reducing tariffs around the world, tariffs still exist. Many countries are not members of the WTO, and therefore do not need to abide by their rules. In some cases tariffs are imposed to protect domestic farming sectors, while in others the objective is government revenue.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2005) Popular

  • Alg and Cedar Citrus celebrate new success
    ALG Farms and its empowerment partnership, Cedar Citrus, which is located in the Citrusdal Valley in South Africa's Western Cape region, have started packing their first Fairtrade branded fruit for the United Kingdom market. At the same time the partnership also received certification in terms of the food safety and environmental standards of the world's third biggest retailer, Tesco Plc.

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  • In vitro and in vivo evaluation of maneb and mancozeb against Guignardia citricarpa the cause of citrus black spot on Valencia oranges

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  • Citrus Industry changes to refractometers for sugar determination

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  • Waarom moet sitrusprodusente slegs gesertifiseerde sitrus kwekerybome plant?

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  • New Director Appointed At CGA
    Mr. Israel Nemoarani from Vhembe, Limpopo Province has been appointed as one of the directors of the Citrus Growers' Association.

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  • Foreword: Positively South African
    As this edition of the journal goes to press, citrus growers across southern Africa are preparing for the harvesting season. There is much to look forward to in this season, and if all role players act responsibly, this could be a successful citrus campaign.

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  • Phytosanitary Security: Are we covered?
    As the full account of how citrus canker was introduced to Australia becomes known, the possibilities of similar introductions to South Africa and the massive losses incurred make for scary reading.

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  • CGA established Citrus Academy
    The CGA recognised the skills shortage in the industry as a threat that had to be dealt with and established the Citrus Academy earlier this year. The Academy is funded by the development levy paid by the growers, which is to be applied to transformation and skills development in the industry.

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  • CRI: Citrus Canker
    Citrus Canker is caused by the bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri and is one of the most dreaded citrus diseases worldwide.

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  • CRI: Sitruskanker
    Sitruskanker word deur die bakterie, Xanthomonas campestris pv citri, veroorsaak en is een van die mees gevreesde sitrussiektes wêrelwyd.

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  • International award for citrus research publication
    Earlier this year, Dr. Graham Bany, Citrus Research International's Cultivar Manager, received an award for the Outstanding Fruit Publication for 2004 from the American Society for Horticultural Sciences.

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  • CRI signs techincal cooperation agreement with Chinese
    During a recent visit to the People's Republic of China, and following last year's granting of market access for South African citrus to China, dr. Graham Barry, Cultivar Development Manager, Citrus Research International, signed an historic technical co-operation agreement with his counterparts in China.

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  • CGA holds Strategic Planning Meeting in Sundays River Valley
    On 2nd and 3rd March the Directors of the Citrus Growers' Association, their CEO Justin Chadwick and facilitator Johan Koorts converged on the Africanos Lodge in the Sundays River Valley to hold a Strategic Planning Meeting.

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  • Terminal for specialised citrus fruit launched
    A multi-million rand terminal for specialised citrus fruit has been launched in Durban on March, 31st. South African Ports Operations (Sapo) and the Oceana Group teamed up to invest in the R61 million Maydon Wharf Fruit Terminal.

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  • The Future of the SA Fruit Industry
    So when Christa asked me to write about the future prospects of the South African fruit industry, I had to search for inspiration to put something on paper. We have experienced the toughest of grape seasons in living memory, and a very disappointing stone fruit season. The only consolation right now lies outside of the deciduous camp. It is a citrus season that could well save the day - again!

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2005) Popular

  • Golden Frontiers Citrus verskuif grense
    Soos grensbewoners en voorlopers van ouds, is Golden Frontiers Citrus (GFC) vandag een van die pasaangeërs vir transformasie in Suid-Afrikaanse landbou.

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  • Golden Frontiers Citrus At the Leading Edge of Empowerment
    Golden Frontiers Citrus (GFC) not only took the lead towards AgriBEE developments within TSB, but now sets the standard in Mpumalanga and the citrus industry as a whole, in a project to eliminate illiteracy amongst farm workers.

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  • Karino Sitrus Kooperasie sorg vir groeitedens
    Die Karino Sitrus Koiiperasie is net oos van Nelspruit gelee en is in 1957 gestig. Die area is ideaal geskik vir die verbouing van alle lemoenkultivars en die Kooperasie verpak dan ook gemiddeld een miljoen kartonne per jaar geproduseer op 520 hektaar grond.

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  • Cultivar Innovation
    Effective sourcing and commercialisation of citrus cultivars in Southern Africa

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  • The Birds and Bees Fruit Flies
    Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) are important pests of the fruit industries of southern Africa. Not only do they cause damage through the feeding activity of the larvae, but fruit that is stung through the action of femaIes attempting to oviposit their eggs, is prone to fungal contamination that results in decay and waste.

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  • Peteca spot of lemons
    During 2004 a high incidence of peteca spot of lemons was reported in all citrus production areas of South Africa. The following article is a review of the available literature followed by a summary of the information gathered during a CRInet survey.

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  • Citrus Packaging Forum A Priority
    CRI convened an industry packaging workshop in Paarl on 01 February, with the aim of taking under consideration the current technical status of packaging technologies utilised in the southern African citrus export industry, and identifying appropriate R&D needs and opportunities in the packaging environment.

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  • Use of fruit mineral content as a tool to investigate epidemiology of citrus rind disorders
    A range of physiological disorders affect the rind of South African citrus. Certain of these (e.g. creasing) will already become obvious on the tree, while others (e.g. chilling injury) are exclusively associated with prolonged cold storage.