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SA Fruit Journal 2007

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  • Foreword: South Africa is not a high risk country
    There is a sense of optimism that seems to be sweeping through the fruit industries. Deman seems to have picked up resulting in the shipping of good volumes with surprisingly good returns to growers.

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  • Vaalharts... the place of a million trees and many streams
    In the upper reaches of the Northern Cape, the Vaalharts Valley lies between the Ghaap Plateau and the Marokane Hills.  It is semi-desert with an average annual rainfall of 450mm and is classified as open savanna Kalahari grassland with several Acacia species and shrubs.

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  • Official Quality Management Current position of the CGA
    At present official quality control is managed using End Point Inspections (EPI). Initiatives to introduce alternatives to EPI began in October 2005 and a Quality Management System (QMS) Steering Committee was formed where industry associations, PPECB and DOA could address EPI concerns and find appropriate alternatives to EPI.

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  • CGA Board welcomes a new director
    The Citrus Growers'Association chairman and directors would like to welcome a new director to the CGA Board. Ms Phindi Kema has been elected to represent the emerging citrus farmers in the southern regions, namely around the Eastern Cape.

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  • Twee Rye Spore
    Deesdae word daar meer en meer klem geplaas op leerpad-ontwikkeling as 'n essensiële parallelle proses tot loopbaan ontwikkeling. Soos in meeste gevalle, het dit wat goed afskop 'n beter kans om goed te ontwikkel en goed klaar to maak.

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund Students: Out and about
    In recent weeks Citrus Academy Bursary Fund students have been noticed at various events, broadening their horizons and rubbing shoulders with industry experts.

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  • What I want to be one day...
    The truth is when most people hear of any career involving agriculture they immediately think of farming. Frankly, there is more to horticulture than just farming.

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  • CRI award winners at expo for young scientists
    The National Finals of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists were held in Pretoria on 28 and 29 September. Citrus Research International's award for the Best Contribution to Fruit Production was won by Robbie and Michelle Elliott from Merensky School for their project entitled "Avo's and the Ozone".

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  • Horticultural mineral oils for citrus an update
    Over the last five years there has been confusion over the variable specifications of petroleum spray oils on the market for use on citrus.

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  • The potential role of gras chemicals in the control of the major postharvest citrus pathogens
    Citrus fruits are treated in South African packhouses with the postharvest fungicides imazalil, thiabendazole (TBZ) and guazatine to control infections caused by postharvest pathogens.

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  • History of citrus in South Africa: Dates of interest

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  • XSit
    X-Sterile-Insect-Technique, or Xsit, is an initiative of the Citrus 1 Research International (CRI) to commercialise the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for the control of False Codling Moth or FCM as it is more commonly known.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2007) Popular

  • So what did you do during the holidays?
    The approach of the citrus season creates a buzz of excitement not only amongst growers and exporters but also amongst Citrus Academy bursary students, as this is the time of year for them to do vacation work.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2007) Popular

  • Versker kwaliteit: Die rol van mentors
    Verlede keer het ons gesien dat opleidingsmateriaal sentraal is tot kwaliteit vaardigheidsontwikkeling. Nou moet ons gaan kyk na wat gebeur nadat die leerders uit die klaskamer kom, propvol nuwe kennis en vaardighede.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2007) Popular

  • Citrus Extension Programme revives in Limpopo Province
    The Citrus Growers Association (CGA) is pursuing different strategies to help emerging citrus farmers integrating into the citrus industry as commercial farmers. The advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994 resulted in the collapse of extension programmes due to the process of market deregulation that ensued.

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  • Bollworm on Citrus
    ABSTRACT: Trials were conducted in 16 navel orange orchards between 1996 and 2007, to determine the pest status of bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, and to establish a threshold for intervention against the pest. The earliest interception of bollworm eggs on blossoms was on 3 September and the earliest appearance of larvae was recorded on 10 September.

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  • Long service awards point to a secure future
    This year, five CRI employees have reached five-year service milestones representing a total of 85 years of service to the citrus industry.

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  • Preliminary evaluation of Turkey orange on various rootstocks in Citrusdal Western Cape Province

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  • Uitvoere van sitrusvrugte na die VSA begunstig plaaswerkers van Citrusdal
    Permanente en tydelike werkers van 'n bekende sitruslandgoed naby Citrusdal in die Wes-Kaap sal die voordele kry uit 'n unieke vennootskap tussen die landgoed, 'n invoermaatskappy in die Verenigde State en 'n bekende Amerikaanse supermarkgroep.

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  • What are the rules of the game for the SA fresh product producer or exporter who wants to export?

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  • CRI donates citrus to Nolukhanyo residents
    The Bathurst Ratepayers and Residents Association initiated a tree-planting programme in Nolukhanyo village, close to Bathurst.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2007) Popular

  • Inclement weather impacts on citrus industry
    Two weather events in the past month have impacted on citrus exports from South Africa, most notably exports to the USA. The first was particularly cold weather in early June which devastated the small citrus growing region of Vaalharts.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2007) Popular

  • Clementines gain access to Japan
    The perseverance of our Department of Agriculture (DoA) and Citrus Research International paid off when it was announced that Japan had allowed imports of clementines from the Republic of South Africa. 

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  • The real problem when Food Safety is used for competitive leverage
    To EurepGAP's credit they have probably done more than any other accreditation scheme to promote harmonisation, and have largely achieved harmonisation between the subscribers to EurepGAP.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2007) Popular

  • Managing Quality: The Role of Learning Material
    In the previous issue we discussed the importance of selecting the right service provider for delivering skills development on your farm. In this issue, we look at one of the most important factors that determine the quality of the training that is delivered: learning material.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2007) Popular

  • Variety Focus Groups in full swing
    The Variety Focus Groups (VFG's) formed by Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) in 2006 have been very active during 2007. Convened by John Edmonds (CGA information manager), these groups have since held twenty meetings.

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  • Postharvest control of grain chinch bug on citrus

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  • 'n Plek op die podium
    Dit gebeur dikwels dat mense groot bydraes maak tot 'n bedryf en nie die erkenning kry wat helle verdien nie. Met hierdie reeks artikels wil ek mense binne ons vrugtefamilie so 'n bietjie op die podiume laat staan.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2007) Popular

  • Alternate bearing in citrus
    Alternate bearing is a problem that can cause tremendous financial losses in extreme cases. Below follows a short summary of what we know about alternate bearing in citrus and practical ways to reduce this problem.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Foreword: A Convenient Truth
    Ever heard of food miles? Or carbon footprints? Chances are that if you have not until now, then you will in the near future. Now that producers in Africa, Asia and Australasia have jumped the food safety, social and environmental hurdles imposed by governments and retailers in Europe and the US, a new set of hurdles have been introduced to try and convince consumers that ' local is lekker' and imported food is bad.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Diensverskaffers Wie Leer Wie
    In die laaste uitgawe het ons gekyk na die natodes wat gebruik word om vas te stel watter programme en leerlingskappe nodigis vir 'n spesifieke organisasieo hul vaardigheirdontwikkelingsdoelwitte te haal.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Citrus Academy Launch
    On Thursday, the 29th of March 2007, the Citrus Academy was launched at 1 Pierneef Estate in Pretoria during a gala event that was sponsored by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and ABSA Bank.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Stigting van Citrus Cold Chain Forum
    Agtergrond: Gedurende die gereguleerde era het die sitrusbedryf groot voordeel getrek uit die koördinering van alle navorsingsaangeleenthede en tegniese ondersteuning aan die bedryf. Hierdie koördineringsrol is na deregulering deur CRI voortgesit met die ondersteuning van die CGA en die statutêre heffings

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Formation of a citrus cold chain forum
    Background: During the regulated era, the citrus industry benefited greatly from the coordination of all aspects of research and technical support to the industry. Since deregulation, this coordination role has been continued by CRI, with the support of the CGA and its levy.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2007) Popular

  • Vergroening: Gee now aandag aan die probleem
    Summary: Managing Citrus Greening requires a three-legged approach. The use of disease-free planting material certified by the CIP and the use of systemic insecticides to control the vector are of the utmost importance.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2007) Popular

  • 2007 is a particularly special year for the citrus industry
    The Citrus Growers' Association celebrates its 10th year in existence, starting in 1997 with representatives from the regions who were concerned at the lack of direction since deregulation deciding to get together and form some sort of cohesive action plan to assist growers of export citrus to achieve the goals necessary for the export market to stay alive.

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  • Northern Hemisphere Citrus
    In 2006 the Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) became an associate member of the Mediterranean citrus industry association known as CLAM. In February 2007 the CGA CEO attended a meeting of the CLAM Permanent Committee held in Berlin on the fringe of Fruit Logistica.

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  • CGA Appoints New Information Manager
    JOHN EDMONDS has been appointed as CGA's Information Manager as from 2nd January 2007. John was born on 22 June 1960 in Pietermaritzburg. The sixth of nine children, he grew up on a mixed farm in the Table Mountain district 20 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2007) Popular

  • Making It Happen
    In previous issues, we discussed the role of skills development and capacity building in a citrus farming operation and we said that if planned and implemented properly, skills development and capacity building can make an important contribution to its competitive advantage.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2007) Popular

  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund
    The Citrus Academy takes great pride in announcing our Bursary Fund students for 2007! The total number of students accepted has increased from 35 in the previous year to 45 this year, which is indicative of the abundance of talent out there and the calibre of candidates who applied.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2007) Popular

  • Dit lewe en woel in die Vallei van die Dood
    'n Halfeeu nadat die naam van die vallei nie meer gestand gedoen word nie, stem die mense van Letsitele-gebied saam dat ten spyte van unieke uitdagings, is die Letsitele Vallei ook seker een van die plekke in Suid-Afrika wat die meeste geleenthede bied.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2007) Popular

  • A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia (Cryptophlebia) Leucotreta in the Eastern Cape

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  • Produsente ontvang nuutse inligting by Constantia Letsitele boeredag

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2007) Popular

  • Bekende sitrusverpakker en bemarker tree
    Een van Suid-Afrika se oudste en bekendste sitrusverpakkers, Goede Hoop Sitrus (Pty) Ltd van Citrusdal, het 'n belangrike bemagtigings-vennootskap met die maatskappy se werkers aangegaan wat aan hulle 'n aandeel van 21% in die maatskappy gee.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2007) Popular

  • Getting Clever
    Further education, whether in the form of university studies or a learnership, is by no means a basic human right. It is an investment that every person makes in his or her future, a foundation that is laid on which a career and a life is built. Seen in this light, an objective cost/benefit analysis is required to ensure that maximum value is obtained in what is invariably a pricey exercise.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2007) Popular

  • The Last Word: Jacomien De Klerk
    Citrus Academy Manager, facilitates the appropriate and efficient skills development and training necessary for the citrus industry. She is creating a virtual skills development academy under who auspices skills development within the citrus industry is managed.