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  • Foreword: Leadership
    It is said that some people's minds are like cement - thoroughly mixed and permanently set. On the other hand some people's minds are like spring water - clear and fluid. During times of wholesale change it is leaders who belong to the second category that ensure appropriate direction in the industries they serve.

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  • CRI: 4th Citrus Research Symposium
    From 21 to 23 August 2006, Citrus Research International (CRI) held the fourth biennial Citrus Research Symposium in Port Elizabeth. This was the largest of the four symposia held, with attendance by 330 delegates, and comprised the greatest gathering of citrus experts in South Africa since the International Society of Citriculture congress at Sun City in 1996.

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  • New Executive Committee for South African Citrus Nurserymen's Association
    The South African Citrus Nurserymen's Association (SACNA) had their Annual General Meeting on Monday 21 August 2006 at the Citrus Foundation Block, Uitenhage. Most of the members also attended the 4th Citrus Research Symposium in Port Elizabeth. SACNA consists of 19 full nursery members and 7 associate members from the industry.

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  • SA takes up presidency of The Southern Hemisphere Association of FPEF
    The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) held its Annual General Meeting in Cape Town on 15 October 2006. The presidency of SHAFFE alternates between the country members, with each president serving a two-year term.

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  • Controlling the Future of your Citrus Enterprise
    Fruit producers currently face many challenges. In recent years profits have dropped to unprecedented levels due to falling market prices, production cost increases and a strong rand. Priorities, activities and alignments of producers have had to change drastically.

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  • Citrus Academy: Bursary Fund
    The Citrus Academy currently supports thirty-five students at academic institutions all over the country in a range of courses from secondary education to doctorates and master's degrees.

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  • Extension training for emerging farmers
    The Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) realised that there was a gap in the transferring of knowledge from research to the emerging sector.

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  • Star Ruby: A Stalwart of the RSA Citrus Industry
    In Southern Africa some 4 450 hectares are at the moment these irradiated seeds from Dr. Pete Tier who collected the planted with Star Ruby grapefruit. This comprises about 8% of seeds near the town of Weslaco in Texas. the total citrus plantings in the region.

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  • CGA and Department of Agriculture visit Japan
    A recent case of a Maximum Residue Level (MRL) exceedance illustrates the steadfast reaction by an importing country to maintain food safety, and just how difficult and costly MRL exceedances are to resolve.

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  • River Bioscience receives top awards
    Dr. Sean Moore from River Bioscience (Pty) Ltd received the Technology Top 100 (TT100) award for the most promising enterprise for 2006 on 31 August 2006. Technology Top 100IBio2Biz also awarded a certificate to River Bioscience (Pty) Ltd in recognition of achievement in developing the biosciences sector in South Africa.

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  • CRI award winners at Eskom Science Expos
    Citrus Research International sponsors an award for the Best Contribution to Fruit Production at the National finals of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in Pretoria, and at the Lowveld region finals in Nelspruit. The objective of this sponsorship is to encourage school children to show more interest in agriculture and fruit production in particular.

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  • Twee na oes navorsers besoek die VSA
    Gedurende 9 tot 14 Julie her Mariana Jooste (Sagtevrugte Produsente Trust) en Paul Cronjé (Citrus Research International), PhD-studente van die Departement Hortologie, US, die voorreg gehad om die "Gordons Research" konferensie gefokus op naoes fisologie in New London, Connecticut, VSA by te woon.

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  • Dinner at Tuinhuys
    The State President invited members of the fruit industry to a dinner honouring the Chinese Premier at Tuinhuys. Robert-Louis Kuhn (MO Dole South Africa and FPEF Chairman), Stuart Symington (CEO FPEF), Charles Hughes (CEO TruCape), Anton Rabe (CEO OFPT) and Justin Chadwick (CEO CGA) attended the dinner, which was also attended by cabinet minister?

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  • Fruit industry hosts high level DOA delegation
    The fruit industry hosted a visit by the Director-General of Agriculture and his management officials.

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  • Skills Level Assessments
    In a previous edition, we said that if planned and implemented properly, skills development and capacity building can make an important contribution to the competitive advantage of a farming operation. Proper planning requires answers to the following questions: Where are we?, Where would we like to be? and How do we get there?

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  • DoA, through its Directorate of Education and Training, takes major strides

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  • Voelent Bedreiging vir Sitrus
    Daar is verskeie soorte rank- en parasitiese plante wat in sitrusboorde en op sitrus kan voorkom.

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  • A Better Chinese Citrus Protocol
    By the time this edition is circulated the ink should be dry on the revised protocol for the export of fresh citrus fruit from South Africa to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).

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  • Improving the Japan phytosanitary inspection process

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  • The Cost of Learning
    In another edition, we said that skills development, if planned and implemented properly, can make an important contribution to the competitive advantage of a farming operation. Skills development and capacity building however costs money, and there seems to be growing confusion in the agricultural fraternity regarding who is supposed to carry these costs.

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  • Scarce and Critical Skills
    On pages 44 and 45 we refer to the funding that the Agri-SETA provides for the development of scarce and critical skills. The development of scarce and critical skills is a special focus area for the Citrus Academy as well.

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  • Gesamentlike studiegroepvergadering
    Die sitrus studiegroepe van Malelane, Komatipoort, Swaziland, Pongola en Nelspruit het op Woensdag 14 Junie 'n gesamentlike studiegmepvergadering gehad by Esselen Kwekery in Malelane.

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  • Avello Sitrus Boer Kompetisie se finaliste
    Die Kommersiële Top Sitrus Boer Kompetisie het groot begin met hulle afskopfunksie gehou by Kapama Lodge, te Hoedspruit.

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  • Farmer's Day Paves the Way for Organised Citrus Growers
    The farmers' day held on 31 May 2006 at Tshivhilwi village at Israel Nemaorani's farm in Vhembe district was viewed as paving the way for emerging, organised citrus growers in Limpopo.

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  • Citrus thrips control with abamectin 10 Years On

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  • Managing Huanglongbing Citrus Greening Disease in the Western Cape

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  • The Phytosanitary Game
    Signatories to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), and its associated Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement had lofty ideals - preventing global spread of pests and diseases, while at the same time ensuring that such precautions did not form a technical barrier to trade.

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  • Integration Essential for Transformation
    Integrated approach in the Development of Emerging Citrus Farmers

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  • Managing Food Safety Risk
    Traceability, Good Agricultural Practices and Record-keeping

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  • Citrus for the Nation by the Nation
    Launch of Winterveldt Citrus Project

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  • CGA Appoints an Information manager
  • Appointment of New CGA Director
  • In Memorium: Eddie Ueckermann

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  • Citrus Academy Assistant Manager
    The Citrus Academy, which was born in January 2005, has, under the efficient handling of manager Jacomien de Klerk, reached the stage where further assistance is needed. At the beginning of April 2006, Desiree Schonken, was appointed to assist Jacomien in the running of the Academy as well as controlling the Bursary Scheme which falls under the auspices of the Citrus Academy.

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  • The order of benzimidazole and strobilurin applications in a spray programme for the control of citrus black spot

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  • Die Prys Van Sitrus Voorplantingsmateriaal
    Die koste vir die Sitrus Grondvesblok om voorplantingsmateriaal te verskaf aan die sitruskwekerye word nie ten volle verhaal dew die verkope nie en word gedeeltelik deur die sitrusbedryf gesubsideer.

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  • CRI: 4th Citrus Research Symposium
    Tsitsikamma Hall, Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth 20-23 August 2006

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  • The Last Word: Andile Maxwell Hawes
    is the Transformation Manager for Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa. He answered the following questions about the challenges that this huge task entails.

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  • Sitrus en sitrusprodukte in die Noordwes Provinsie
    Kobie du Preez het gaan besoek aflé in die Britsgebied (noord-wes van Pretoria) om te kyk wat gebeur op die sitrusfront van dié streek.

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  • Entire fruit crops used for processing juice
    Magaliesberg Citrus Company, one of the leading citrus processing plants in South Africa, is based in Brits in the North-West Province. 1,1 million citrus trees are grown by ninety producers exclusively for Magaliesberg's processing facility. 

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  • Tackling a zero detectable pesticide residue approach
    There is growing concern among SA fruit and vegetable industries that UK-based retailers are applying additional restrictions on the use of plant protection products (PPPs), over and above the EU pesticide regulations.

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  • A practical approach to skills development
    Skills development and capacity building has long been put forth as a major requirement for growth in the agricultural industry. Although this seems true on principle, the role that skills development can play in growth has not been clarified enough.

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  • 'n Brief aan die Redakteur
    Dr. Sean Moore, co-author of the article, Factors causing fruit drop in navel oranges (SA Fruit Journal Dec/Jan '06) writes the following in response to Dr Du Plessis' commentary.

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  • Newsflash: Keep your eyes peeled!
    Improve the global competitiveness of the South African citrus industry

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  • Cultivar vs Variety
    Terminology Guideline in the Citrus Industry

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  • Sitrus Boeredag in Nelspruit
    Citrus Research International (CRI) was op 3 Nov 2005 gasheer vir 'n sitrus boeredag waar wetenskaplikes inligting aan die boere verskaf het. Die twee aspekte wat bespreek is, was Vals Kodling Mot (VKM) bestryding en Swartvlek.

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  • Zebediela plans for a golden future
    Zebediela is a citrus estate of considerable proportions and for many years it has held the title of being the largest citrus plantation in the world.

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  • Our Citrus Transforms
    South Africa's democracy is now in its eleventh year and in the wake of the political changes, the ownership and management d agricultural land is also experiencing transformation, empowering many in the process.

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  • Stikstofbemesting in Sitrus
    Stikstofbemesting by sitrus moet baue oordeelkundig gedoen word. Tegelyk moet boere waak teen kulkunstenaars in die mark wat towerformules aanbied.

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  • Pyrethroid resistance in citrus thrips
    Around 1995, citrus growers in the Letsitele region of Limpopo province became aware of resistance in citrus thrips, Scirtothrips aurantii, to cypermethrin and other pyrethroids.

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  • Profile on the SA Citrus Industry
    South Africa is the third largest exporter of citrus in the world, and the leading exporter of fresh citrus from the southern hemisphere. Citrus export earnings are estimated at about R3,2 billion a year. The industry exports citrus to more than sixty countries and in 2004 export volumes are estimated at just under 70 m cartons.