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  • International Federation for Produce Standards
    Inefficiencies and added costs of multiple Standards being applied in fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains continue to attract attention. Promoting harmonization of Standards remains a key focus for many fruit and vegetable exporting countries. Many of these countries are adding their weight to the national Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS).

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund IEP
    After the resounding success of the Industry Exposure Programme in 2008, during which the collaboration between the Citrus Academy and the Industrial Development Corporation provided twenty bursary students with opportunities to attend seven national and internal conferences and symposia, we once again received a very generous sponsorship from the IDC in 2009 to continue the programme.

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  • Kyk Vorentoe in Vasbyt Tyd
    Op 5 Augustus het President Jacob Zuma die implementering van 'n Opleiding Afleggingskema aangekondig, as deel van Suid-Afrika se antwoord op die ekonomiese uitdagings wat ons nou beleef as gevolg van die internasionale ekonomiese krisis.

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  • Rail Transportation of Citrus a Priority
    Citrus fruit transported from packhouse to port facilities was once a high volume commodity for the railway service in South Africa. The older and original packhouses were built alongside rail sidings and therefore rail was the predominant method of transporting citrus to port facilities.

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  • ClemenGold the good news from the SA Citrus sector
    ClemenGold has added new zest to the South African soft citrus category as this delicious, deep orange coloured late mandarin has performed well on international markets despite the current challenging market conditions.

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  • CRI award for young scientist
    The national finals of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists were once again held in Pretoria this year on 2-3 October. For the fifth time, Citrus Research International sponsored a special award for the Best Contribution to Fruit Production in order to encourage school children to take an interest in science that benefits the fruit industry.

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  • Evaluation of a Midknight Rootstock Trial at Letaba Estates

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  • Unusual abundance of beetle mites
    During Autumn 2009, high numbers of the mycophagous or saprophagous beetle mite Siculobata sicula were found on citrus trees on several farms in southern KwaZulu-Natal.

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  • Maputo Port - Strategic Value for Citrus Exports
    Thursday 6 August saw the celebration of 5 years since the inception of the Maputo Corridor Logistic Initiative (MCLI) and the MCLI AGM, held in a marquee within port limits – with speakers competing to be heard above the noise of diesel locomotives and heavy vehicles. This confirms that the port of Maputo is at work, and things are happening.

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  • Citrus growers in KZN believe in tomorrow
    Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) suggested at the magazine’s last board meeting that I should visit Durban to meet with some role players within the citrus industry, as well as with the editor of The SA Sugar Journal. Being editor of the SA Vrugte Joernaal/Fruit Journal for almost five years now, it was actually a visit long overdue.

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  • Global Citrus Conference 2010
    The South African Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) and Buzz Communications have collaborated to host a Global Citrus Conference during the FIFA World Cup 2010. The conference is to take place on the 8 – 9 July 2010, at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • CGA appointments
    Following on from the Transformation Workshop held in July 2008, it was decided that the Transformation Portfolio would have to be restructured as the position was too unwieldy and large to be the responsibility of only one person at the CGA offices, as was the case when Andile Hawes held the title of Transformation Manager up until June 2008.

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  • Vhembe Citrus Field Day
    Every year the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA), Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) and Citrus Research International (CRI) hold a Citrus Field Day for the emerging citrus growers in the Limpopo Province.

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  • Fruit size and crop load prediction for citrus
    Summary: Fruit size is a very important factor determining market returns. A lot of controllable and non-controllable factors influence eventual fruit size. Estimating final fruit size and crop load is very useful to plan harvesting and to obtain specific markets for the fruit.

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  • Attempts to repel bees and prevent seed formation in 'seedless' citrus cultivars
    Opsomming: Party sitrusprodusente ondervind probleme met saad by kultivars, wat as saadloos bemark word, wat tot gevolg het dat die inkomste vir die kommoditeit baie laer is. Produsente het daarom versoek dat die moontlikheid van die gebruik van ʼn afweermiddel om bye te verhoed om blomme tydens blomtyd te besoek ondersoek word.

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  • Cultivar Fact Sheets
    An innovation for South African citrus growers is the development of a series of Cultivar Fact Sheets (CFSs) which will include as much relevant information currently available on a particular cultivar selection at the time of publication. These CFSs will be updated as more and/or new information becomes available and new cultivar selections will be added as they form part of the cultivar list.

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  • The Last Word: Mitchell Brooke
    The logistical and infrastructural requirements of the rapidly expanding South African citrus industry prompted CGA to create a new logistics co-ordinator post to investigate what the industry’s current and future requirements for export will be and to work proactively towards achieving these. Mitchell Brooke has been appointed as CGA’s Logistics Co-ordinator and answered the following questions.

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  • Foreword: Anybody can innovate
    It is an often quoted story that Einstein once said to a beautiful model "what if we could have a child with your looks and my brains", to which she is reported to have replied "yes, but imagine if the child had your looks and my brains".

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund: Vacation Work
    For the past few weeks various packhouses and farms around South Africa have become home to a number of Citrus Academy bursary students. Those of you who noticed the somewhat “green” faces might have suspected an invasion of some kind, but the explanation is in fact fairly innocuous. It is that time of year again when students have to perform their compulsory experiential training.

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  • Citrus exported in reefer containers: A Heightened Trend
    Citrus volume exported by reefer container has significantly increased since the 2007 citrus season; this trend is currently being carried through to the 2009 season.

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  • Japan Phytosanitary Inspections in Port Elizabeth
    To improve the effectiveness and flexibility of the Japan phytosanitary inspections procedure, CGA called together a small group to investigate the possibility of conducting phytosanitary inspections in PE and Cape Town during 2009.

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  • Citrus nursery opens in Beira Corridor
    In November 2002, David and Kathie Sole were violently evicted from their farm in Mazoe, just north of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, thus ending 75 years of family farming. They decided to venture into Mozambique and in late 2004 located a 50 hectare smallholding on the Northern shore of Lake Chicamba.

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  • CGA MRL Help Desk
    A fresh wave of “negotiation” between foreign buyers and SA citrus exporters around food safety requirements, particularly which Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are applicable for export citrus, has highlighted the need to remind supply chain participants of the resources available to them during these discussions. 

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  • Citrus Industry Cultivar Development
    The southern African citrus industry has a long and illustrious history of international export success that has relied heavily on its strong research and technical support capacity. Postderegulation of the industry, Citrus Research International (CRI) was established to continue with the development, support, co-ordination and provision of Research and Technical services to the industry.

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  • Launch of Agricultural Entomology Unit at Rhodes University
    A new research facility has been opened at Rhodes University, and has been happily acknowledged by academics and agriculturalists alike.

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  • The Last Word: Pieter Nortje
    Pieter Nortje is the owner of Sitrusrand, a considerable citrus production unit in the Eastern Cape’s beautiful Sundays River citrus production region. He has also served as CGA board member for the Sundays River Valley and is currently the Chairman of the Navel Focus Group Steering Committee. 

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  • Pakhuiswerkswinkels 'n groot sukses
    Die jaarlikse Pakhuiswerkswinkels wat voor die aanvang van die pakseisoen aangebied word, was vanjaar weer besonder goed bygewoon.

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  • Mitchell Brooke joins the CGA as Logistics Coordinator
    Born and bred in Durban on the 21st February 1974, Mitchell has been involved with Citrus logistics since 1998, working first at FPT and then joining Capespan in 2005 as the Durban Port Operations Manager.

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  • Leerprogram vir Sitruskwekerywerkers geloods by Sitrus Grondvesblok
    Gedurende die afgelope jaar het die Sitrus Akademie gewerk aan die ontwikkeling van ‘n leerprogram vir sitruskwekerywerkers. Hierdie projek betree nou die implementeringsfase, met die loodsing van die program by die Sitrus Grondvesblok in die Oos-Kaap.

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund News
    The Citrus Academy Bursary Fund continues to go from strength to strength, as evidenced by the success of the candidates who have been supported by the fund to date. More than half of the candidates who graduated at the end of 2008 were successfully absorbed into the citrus industry in various capacities.

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  • Special Export Programmes: Japan and South Korea
    Producers exporting citrus fruit to Japan or South Korea will be aware of the additional phytosanitary controls conducted in the port for these markets. These official phytosanitary measures attract fees that are recovered through the Japan and South Korean Special Export Programme (SEP) respectively.

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  • Changes to CGA Board
    At the Board Meeting held on 26th February at Willow Park near Johannesburg airport, the Board members went through the annual procedure of nominating and appointing the Chairman, vice-chairman and Executive Committee.

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  • Citrus rind condition workshop at CRI in Nelspruit
    During the first week of February 2009, two workshops were held which focused on rind condition of citrus fruit and the postharvest factors involved. Two Spanish researchers from Valencia, Dr Fernando Alférez (IATACSIC) and Dr Lluis Palou (IVIA) were invited to present their research findings at both meetings.

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  • Recent Long Service Awards at CRI
    Between December 2008 and June 2009, a total of 17 CRI employees received recognition for long service to the citrus industry in South Africa.

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  • XSit controls FCM pests in environmentally-friendly way
    XSit (Pty) Ltd, a private company situated in Citrusdal in the Western Cape was launched at the Morgenhof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on the 1 lth November 2008.

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  • SA Citrus Producers Views on the Benefits and Costs

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  • New under the sun
    One is constantly amazed by the amount of information that is continuously being generated about the best way to get citrus fruit on the tree, and then onto the consumer's plate.

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  • CGA announces new regions representation on their board
    At the last Annual General Meeting held in August 2008, the directors of the Citrus Growers' Association agreed that due to the vastness of the Northern Cape, the region would be split in two for the purpose of improving communication with the growers in the further flung reaches.

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  • Rootstocks for Deltas - a trial at Letaba Estates - 2003 to 2007

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  • Eureka seedless lemons performs well under right conditions

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  • Kapasiteitsbou Werkswinkels: Tyd om te leer
    In Februarie 2008 het die Sitrus Akademie die eerste kapasiteitsbou werkswinkel gehou, oor die onderwerp van Produksiebestuur. Die werkswinkel is gehou in Stellenbosch en is aangebied deur Louis von Broembsen.

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  • Learning to do
    In the previous edition we looked at workplace learning as an alternative to classroom learning. The good news is that the there have been some developments on the skills development front that will support workplace learning. The focus of qualifications are about to shift to occupations - how to do the job.

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  • International Trade Intiative to Russia: 9th-13th November 2008

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  • Wagenaar & Hobbs Benefits from CGA and NAMC Opportunities
    Wagenaar & Hobbs is the 100% owner of Welverdiend Farm, operating as Wagenaar & Hobbs Citrus in the Sundays River Valley. This citrus farm was purchased in 2002. The family owned business is managed by Stephen Wagenaar and his son-in-law Hannes Hobbs.

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  • Limpopo Region
    The Limpopo region is known for citrus of high internal quality and low waste. In a season like 2008 it was an important characteristic to have in a branding approach. The next important factor is timing. Because of our climate this area produces the first fruit to be exported out of South Africa in virtually every variety.

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  • Mixed Fortunes for 2008 Season
    The 2008 South African citrus export season yielded a mixed bag of results with an initial strong pull from the markets due to excellent lemon and navel prices, and good grapefruit results in the earlier part of the season.

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  • SA Academic talent heads to PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, USA
    According to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) by 2010 the USwill experience a shortage of nearly 10 million skilled workers. Given some of the breakdowns in essential services (read electricity and water quality to name just two) in South Africa we are facing such critical shortages right now. In order to attract top talent into the fresh produce business in the US the PMA launched a number of campaigns - one being the PMA Career Pathway Fund.

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  • Sun Citrus Packers, Kirkwood, Sondagsriviervallei
    Vier lynbestuurders van Sun Citrus het onlangs die voorreg gehad om 'n week in Engeland te spandeer, op uitnodiging van MMUK. Die besoek was moontlik gemaak deur 'n borgskap van Colors en die manne het selfs 'n donasie van ABSA gekry om 'n warm baadjie aan te skaf vir die koue - hulle was baie bly oor die warm baadjie aangesien hulle gelukkig was om selfs sneeu te beleef!

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  • Combating the African Invader fly - Bactrocera invadens