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  • The Realities of SATI Market Access Processes
    Market access or development remains a complex environment where the shifting sand of trade regulations can cause the South African fresh fruit industry to slow down from time to time.

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  • 2016 - Another Successful Southern African Citrus Season
    The citrus season in South Africa is all but over and despite fears before the start of the season of low volumes and very small sizes, it seems to have been a reasonably positive season.

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  • Consumer Assurance Update: Visit To EU Regulators And The Trade
    After almost two years since the last EU visit, CGA undertook a trip to renew dialogue with both the EU trade (commercial interests) and regulators (officials) about current and emerging consumer assurance matters that have an impact on the SA citrus industry.

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  • Industry Exposure Programme
    Through the Industry Exposure programme, the Citrus Academy provides opportunities for Bursary Fund students to attend conferences, workshops, symposia, study tours, and other events that are related to their field of study.

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  • CGA-GDC Citrus Grower Days
    The CGA Grower Development Company recently hosted two successful Grower Days on the 13th and 21st of September 2016 in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape respectively.

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  • A new spin on local cricket club in Limpopo
    The oaks cricket club was established in 1996, not as the name may imply, in a green and lush residential area, boasting a smart Clubhouse, floodlights for night games and a manicured cricket pitch with emerald green outfields.

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  • Citrus Academy: Stories Of Mzansi Citrus Magic
    Featuring: Johan Botha, Richman Mavimbela and Lindokuhle Mamba

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  • Verspreiding van vrug kwaliteit op aan jaar 'Nardorcott' mandaryn bome
    Vrugkwaliteit kan betekenisvol beinvloed word deur die posisie van ʼn vrug in die boom. In hierdie studie is belangrike vrugkwaliteit-eienskappe, naamlik skilkleur, vruggrootte, skildikte, totaal oplosbare vastestowwe (TOVS), titreerbare suurinhoud (TTS), die TOVS:TTS ratio en sap persen.

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  • Hennie le Roux
    It is with great sadness that the passing of Hennie le Roux is acknowledged, after losing the battle with a brain tumour. Hennie will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many people from all corners of the world.

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  • The Chairman of SIZA
    Recently (2016) Nigel (Mudge) has been appointed as chairman of SIZA, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa. This is a nonprofit organisation. It is a membership-based programme designed to assist growers with an ethical labour practice compliance audit system which is globally accepted whilst also minimising costs.

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  • Citrus Academy: Mzansi Citrus Magic
    Featuring: Theron Maphanga, Dr Arno Erasmus and Mareli Kellerman

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  • Farmworkers thrive at Crocodile Valley Estate
    Farmworkers do not often get into the limelight, so it was refreshing to speak to two workers at Crocodile Valley who explained how their diligence paid off and how they are enjoying the fruits of their hard work.

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  • Development through transformation
    Mahatma Ghandi said that you need to be the change you want to see in the world. The CGA-Grower Development Company is trying to do just that through its initiatives.

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  • Finding help to 'go green'
    Many farmers want to employ more environmentally friendly production practices, but don’t really know where to start. Here are three resources that might help.

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  • Avoid cold treatment shipping problems with these recommendations
    An assessment of in-transit cold treatment container shipments of citrus fruits from South Africa to The People’s Republic of China and South Korea, have yielded some valuable insights that could help producers reduce these incident.

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  • Soft citrus trends and the European market
    The European Union (including the U.K.) is the world's largest market for easy peelers. The EU imports 46% of the total volume of citrus marketed in the world and is also the main destination of the easy peelers for Southern Hemisphere producers, absorbing 35% of the volume exported.

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  • Important considerations for citrus production under shade nets
    This article combines all the important and available information on shade nets, in an attempt to provide citrus producers some background on the use of shade nets in a South African context.

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  • Advert: SIZA, WIETA, GRASP, SMETA: What does this all mean?

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  • New crop of entomologists
    Congratulations to three young entomologists who were recently awarded post-graduate qualifications in entomology from Rhodes University.

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  • Citrus Academy - Stories of Mzansi Citrus Magic
    Featuring: Dr Asanda Mditshwa, Johan Mouton and Phumeza Sithole

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  • Fruit industry upholds ethics with SIZA
    Labour in South Africa is a microcosm of historical and socio-political complexities within the country – one that is a tinderbox easily ignited at huge social cost. The debate is almost always a case of conflict within economic philosophies, and rarely about the ethics of human interaction.

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  • Sweet outlook for lemons
    Prospects for lemon exports in 2016 look sweet in spite of the global expansion in production.

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  • Strategic Roles and Objectives
    Since the launch of the CGA Grower Development Company with the blessing from the Minister of Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana, a number of activities have taken place within the company.

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  • Phytclean Update
    Regular readers of the SAFJ are in some or other way linked to the southern African fruit industry, an industry that is predominately export oriented. These readers would also likely know that the general goal of this sector is to maintain and grow exports given the value and opportunities global markets represent. They are key to the sustainability and future of the fruit industry.

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  • Get ready for new shipping rules
    The International Maritime Organisation has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention so that containers now need a verified weight to be loaded onto a ship for exports.

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  • Does molasses, applied with granulovirus against FCM, increase citrus thrips infestation and damage?
    The Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (CrleGV) is used for control of false codling moth (FCM), Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), on citrus in South Africa.

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  • The Last Word: Hannes Bester, New Manager for National Extension at the CRI
    After several years as the Area Extension Manager: South for CRI, Hannes Bester has recently been appointed as the National Extension Manager for CRI.

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  • Foreword: Essential conversations needed
    This foreword is being written on 5 April 2016 – by the time it is published much will have happened in our beloved South Africa. As I write this the country is going through difficult times; while some may say this is normal for a “young” democracy – such comments are starting to irk those who wish for an end to strife and the start of a climate of certainty.

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  • SIZA takes the sting out of auditing
    The fruit industry’s ethical trade programme, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA), not only allows fruit growers to remedy weaknesses in their labour practices, but also to prove their fruit has been produced in an ethically responsible way.

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  • Amendments to the BEE codes:  Fundamental changes require a strategic rethink
    Most readers of this Journal have a good working understanding of Broad-Based Black Economic empowerment (B-BBEE or BEE). The recent amendments to the generic industry wide codes and the imminent amendments to the AgriBEE codes have however fundamentally changed the BEE landscape.

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  • Radical Transformation in the Citrus Industry
    The citrus industry’s commodity organization, the Citrus Grower Association (CGA), has played an important role in training and transferring skills to black citrus growers through its transformation initiatives introduced since 2000.

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  • Long-term Citrus Crop Projections 2017-2035
    What does the future of the southern Africa citrus industry look like? How many cartons are likely to be exported in 2020, 2025 or 2030? The CGA long-term crop projection seeks to answer these questions and provide estimates regarding the likely future volumes per variety type exported from SA.

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  • Southern African Citrus Estimates for 2016 Export Season
    On 17 March the Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF), made up of citrus growers and exporter representatives, met in Johannesburg to consider the growers’ estimates for the expected Southern African citrus exports in 2016.

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  • Nie alle SA lemoensappe is ewe gesond nie
    Navorser vra wysingings in wetgewing oor vrugtesappe, etikettering daarvan.

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  • Citrus Secondary Programme
    This aims chiefly to address a challenge that many school-leavers face, of having very few marketable skills while not having access to tertiary education. At the same time, it presents an opportunity to develop in young people in rural areas the sort of skills and knowledge that citrus growers need.

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  • Drought management in citrus
    Much is said about drought in South Africa, which is a regular and recurrent feature of our climate. Below-average rainfall has been recorded during all decades for the last 100 years, except in the 1950s and 1970s. However, these periods of low rainfall did not necessarily coincide for the different regions and can be characterised by their spatial extent, duration, intensity and severity.

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  • The Last Word: Deon Joubert
    Deon Joubert is CGA’s Special Envoy to the European Union on Market Access and other matters pertaining to trade with the EU. Currently one of the biggest issues that he is dealing with is the threat to market access from Citrus Black Spot (CBS).

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  • Citrus Academy 2016
    The Citrus Academy received around 400 bursary applications in 2015 and we are pleased to announce our selection of 69 students for the 2016 academic year. We would like to wish them a successful year ahead.

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  • Citrus Resource Warehouse (CRW)
    The Citrus Resource Warehouse is a new initiative by the Citrus Academy, and aims to provide online access to a wide variety of information relevant to the Southern African citrus industry.

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  • Are container lines profiteering on the back of the low bunker price?
    Most container lines charge for the bunker fuel as a separate component of the freight rate. This is seemingly to ensure that the freight contribution towards the cost of bunkers is recuperated in accordance to the price of bunker fuel.

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  • Using Standardized Wording for Postharvest Treatment Declarations for Export Citrus
    The southern African citrus industry is in transition in relation to the way post-harvest treatments are declared on the packaging. The traditional method of placing the wording on the carton itself is being replaced with an approach where the declaration is indicated on the business-end label.

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  • Global Citrus Scan
    Demand for citrus is picking up, "Sales are doing better now that the weather is colder," sats Henk Vlaeminck from Van Dijk Foods Belgium. "There has been an increase in the price of the juicing oranges due to less supply.

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  • A Sector-Specific Innovation Fund from DST
    In July 2013, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) created the Sector-Specific Innovation Fund (SIF) as part of its Industry Innovation Partnership initiative under the government’s Economic Competitive Support Package.

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  • Uitstekende Deelname aan 2016 se CRI Na-oes Werkswinkels
    Die werkswinkels is uitstekend deur verskeie rolspelers in die sitrusbedryf, waaronder hoofsaaklik pakhuispersoneel en produsente, tegniese adviseurs, verpakkingsmateriaal vervaardigers, kundiges in die chemiese bedryf, PPECB, DAFF en ander na-oes rolspelers bygewoon.

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  • Report back on a workshop to discuss CRI's horticultural research strategy for citrus
    The primary aims of the CRI Horticultural research group are to (1) produce a large volume of quality fruit (ton/hectare) and (2) sell it for a higher price than production cost (R/carton) – two fundamental principles of successful commercial citrus fruit production.

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  • Appointment of new CGA director: Samson Qomondi
    Ntekana Samson Qomondi has been unanimously voted in as the new CGA Director representing Previously Disadvantaged (PDI’s) for the northern citrus growing regions.

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  • Where to, South African lemons?
    Mediterranean lemon exports leapt almost 100 000 tons in the 2013/14 to over 1,1 million tons for the first time.

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  • CGA participation in Citrus World Expo, Jeju, South Korea
    Citrus Growers' Association (Paul Hardman), Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (Anton Kruger) and CGA Culitivar Company (Jon Roberts) participated in the Citrus World Expo on Jeju Island, South Korea from the 9th to 15th November 2015.

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  • Amendment of Solas Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2:
    Shippers Mandatory Verification of the Gross Mass of a Packed Container

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  • Everyone needs a farmer
    "Every human being needs a farmer three times a day as we all need to have three meals a day.”

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  • Phytotoxicity of GF-120 NF fruit fly bait on ‘Nadorcott’ mandarin fruit at the green and colour-break stages

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  • Some oranges are sweeter than others...
    The importance of false codling moth oviposition preferences and susceptibility of different Navel orange cultivars.

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  • The Last Word: Dr Jock Danckwerts
    Earlier in 2015 CGA nominated Dr Jock Danckwerts as a Citrus Legend (one of three nominated in 2015). The South African Fruit Journal caught up with this Citrus Legend and asked him the following questions.