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SA Fruit Journal 2010

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  • Foreword: Logistic Coordination
    Here on the southern tip of Africa industrious people have carved out a fruit industry of significant proportions. Despite this rather remote location, South African fruit is enjoyed in every corner of the world - from Hanoi, Vietnam to New York, USA one finds well - known South African brands in supermarkets and at street corners.

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  • Review of the 2010 South African Citrus Season
    The citrus season in South Africa is coming to a close. The season has produced a good crop up about 12% on last season with good quality and reasonable prices.

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  • Consumer Assurance Trends in the EU: 2010
    Prof. Vaughan Hattingh (CRI) and Paul Hardman (CGA) travelled to Europe in early September 2010 to meet regulatory authorities and retailers to discuss current and future Consumer Assurance trends.

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  • Grapefruit Promotions 2010
    Japan and Northern Europe are the major southern African grapefruit markets, accounting for approximately 70% of grapefruit exports, each absorbing 4 to 5 million 15 Kg cartons of grapefruit annually. Southern Europe, United Kingdom and Russia are the next most important with annual imports of around 10 million 15 kilogram cartons each.

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  • Southern African Citrus Improvement Scheme gets peer reviewed
    In 2009, the Southern African Citrus Improvement Scheme (SACIS) Advisory Committee recommended that a peer review of the SA-CIS facilities and operations should be conducted in compliance with the need for periodic international benchmarking, given the importance and technical complexity of the CIS tasks.

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  • The Citrus Foundation Block celebrates 30 years: 1980-2010
    The CIS was established in 1973 as a joint project between the South African Co-op Citrus Exchange and the Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Research Institute (CSFRI). During the “interim phase”, certified budwood was obtained from trees of various varieties that were selected in commercial orchards.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2010) Popular

  • Transformation in the citrus industry making steady progress
    An integral part of the transformation portfolio within the CGA is to ensure that growers receive correct, up to date information with regard to research, technical and extension matters with regard to citrus. Limpopo is the leading province as far as citrus study groups and technical committees are concerned.

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  • Industry Exposure Programme
    The Citrus Academy, with financial support from the Industrial Development Corporation, implemented the Industry Exposure Programme in 2008. This programme is a tool for Citrus Academy bursary recipients to be exposed to the citrus industry and wider agricultural sector, by attending industry-related conferences, symposia and workshops.

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  • Business integrity beyond the farm gate
    The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) is concluding a Section 7 Committee investigation into ethical trade in South Africa Fruit industry. The primary purpose was to have a constructive engagement about how best to take ethical trade (ET) forward within the SA fruit, wine and flower industries.

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  • Mentoring for the greater good
    Life has changed significantly for Vernon Tocknell since he first started farming in the Nkwaleni Valley, near Eshowe, 24 years ago.

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  • Global Citrus Conference 2010
    The Citrus Growers Association of southern Africa recently hosted the inaugural Global Citrus Conference 2010 at the beautiful Bay Hotel, Camps Bay in Cape Town.

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  • South African grapefruit set to take United States by storm
    The first South African grapefruit ever to be exported to the United States arrived in the port of Philadelphia on the American East Coast on June the 10th. The South African grapefruit is expected to bring a whole new eating experience for the American consumers and experts agree that the category has very exciting opportunities in this market.

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  • Kultivardag: Esselen Kwekery
    The first South African grapefruit ever to be exported to the United States arrived in the port of Philadelphia on the American East Coast on June the 10th. The South African grapefruit is expected to bring a whole new eating experience for the American consumers and experts agree that the category has very exciting opportunities in this market.

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  • XLnt Citrus introduces innovative packaging system to South Africa
    An innovative packaging system that provides a light-weight, customisable packaging solution using recyclable materials was introduced to South African citrus packers last week. This alternative form of citrus packaging is engineered along standard carton dimensions and palletisation requirements.

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  • The Last Word: Paul Hardman
    PAUL HARDMAN is the Industry Affairs Manager for CGA. The South African Fruit Journal caught up with him and asked him the following questions.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2010) Popular

  • The AgriSETA Plan
    In Februarie en Maart 2010 het die AgriSETA agt vergaderings regdeur die land gehou wat spesifiek ten doel gehad het om vir boere, diensverskaffers en ander belanghebbendes terugvoer te gee oor die aktiwiteite van die SETA oor die afgelope jaar, en ʼn vooruitskouing te gee van die jaar wat voorlê.

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  • BEE Bursary Support
    The citrus industry has long been committed to the transformation of production ownership in the citrus industry, and has been one of the most progressive and forward-thinking agricultural industries in this regard.

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  • Resource Trend Analysis
    Inflation targeting in South Africa was offset by an all time high of Brent Crude as well as an increase in the cost of Electricity during the 200819 financial year. This would have negatively influenced the CPI and therefore inflation was seen to rise above target.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2010) Popular

  • Greater Harmonisation of Good Agric Practice
    In a previous SAFJ article the International Federation of Produce Standards (IFPS) was described and the role it plays in harmonizing global produce standards, including Global Food cultural Practice (GAP) standards.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2010) Popular

  • Testing a perimeter baiting strategy for fruit fly control using M3 bait stations
    The M3 Fruit Fly Bait StationTM represents an alternative to the application of bait sprays for fruit fly control. A perimeter baiting strategy was evaluated as a control method in two Valencia orange orchards, one near Nelspruit and one near Groblersdal in 2008.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2010) Popular

  • Helicovir: A virus for the biological control of bollworm
    ABSTRACT More than a dozen field trials have been conducted with the Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV) against bollworm on citrus between 1996 and 2007. In two trials on Navel oranges reported here, the standard treatments (DiPel (Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki), Mevinphos and Dursban (chlorpyrifos) caused a more rapid knock-down of bollworm larvae than HELICOVIR.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2010) Popular

  • CGA, New director for Patensie Region
  • CGA, Another replacement on the Board
  • CGA, Hoedspruit Directorship under new management

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2010) Popular

  • Estimates of export volumes for 2010
    On 23 March this year the variety focus groups met at the Willow Park Centre in Benoni to reach consensus on their estimates for the 2010 export volumes. The estimates compiled by the variety focus groups were presented at a Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF) meeting the following day for consideration by the Citrus Exporters’ Forum (CEF).

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2010) Popular

  • Notable changes in Citrus Production Trends:
    Comparing the 2005 and 2009 CGA Tree Censuses
    The CGA long-term citrus crop projection will be presented at the CRI Citrus Research Symposium in August 2010. While gathering information to prepare for that presentation it has been interesting to look back and consider how the industry has evolved in recent years using the same historic records of hectares in production and budwood sales.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2010) Popular

  • Sibonelo - BEE Citrus Farm in Mpumalanga
    Whilst on the roadshows that took place in Mpumalanga, the Transformation Administrator had the privilege of visiting one of the BEE farms, Sibonelo CPA and the Elandshoek Seedless Lemon Development.

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  • Fukumoto Navel Citrus sinensis (L. Osbeck) Incompatibility Preliminary Survey

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  • Die Sitrus Koueketting-Forum (CCCF) werp vrugte af
    Op versoek van verskeie rolspelers is Citrus Research International (CRI) gedurende 2006 genader om alle na-oes verwante aangeleenthede in die sitrusbedryf te koördineer. Sedert die Sitrus Koueketting-forum (CCCF) op 15 Februarie 2007 deur verteenwoordigers van alle betrokke belangegroepe in die sitrusbedryf in Pretoria in die lewe geroep is, is goeie vordering ten opsigte van verskeie aangeleenthede in die koueketting gemaak.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2010) Popular

  • Foreword: Engage, engage and engage
    As the world's fresh produce family met in Berlin in February it was a case of "engage, engage and engage", as opposed to last year's policy of "touch, pause, engage". That is not to say that there is less caution this year, rather it is a signal that most exporters have established who to partner with during these difficult times.

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  • AIDP Interns Graduate
    During 2003 the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries launched, among other internship programmes, the Agri-Industry Development Programme. The idea behind the AIDP Programme was to identify qualified, unemployed agricultural graduates and place them with suitable agribusinesses for a period of twelve months, in order to provide them with practical exposure to managing an agricultural business enterprise.

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  • A Marriage of Success
    The initiative of this citrus farm in conjunction with the Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC) has set the benchmark for land-reform projects in the Province. Assistant Production Manager on the Luthando citrus farm, Nokwanele Mzamo explained: “We want to prove that not all the emerging and land-reform projects have been disasters – there are positive stories too.”

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  • CGA Appoints New Director
    Johannes Hobbs has taken up the directorship for the PDI’s in the South of the country, after that chair was vacated by Phindi Kema some time ago.

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  • Global Citrus Conference 2010 addresses important topics
    The conference programme focuses on important topics facing the citrus industry and is bound to be worth your while as much information will be shared during the two day event.

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  • Die Hantering van Kultivars deur die Sitrus Verbeteringskema
    Produsente vra dikwels die vraag: “Hoekom neem dit so lank voordat ‘n nuwe kultivar aan die bedryf beskikbaar gestel kan word?” Hiermee wil ons u inlig oor die verskillende prosesse wat gevolg word.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2010) Popular

  • The Handling of Cultivars in the Citrus Improvement Scheme
    Growers regularly ask the question: “Why does it take so long for a new cultivar to become available to the industry?” This document explains the various processes that are involved.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2010) Popular

  • The Last Word: Vaughan Hattingh
    Vaughan Hattingh is the CEO for Citrus Research International (CRI). The South African Fruit Journal caught up with him and asked him the following questions.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2010) Popular

  • Top Calibre Recruits up for Grabs!
    Fully qualified, experienced candidates available from January 2010 for permanent or temporary employment in all the citrus producing regions of South Africa.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2010) Popular

  • Postharvest Series DVD
    The Citrus Academy is proud to announce that the Citrus Post-harvest Series of audiovisual learning material will be made available to growers and packhouses in the industry in time for the 2010 citrus season.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2010) Popular

  • 2010 World Cup Impact on Citrus Exports
    The FIFA World Cup soccer event is scheduled to take place during the peak of the citrus season. From Friday 11th June until Sunday 11th July matches are scheduled to take place, but it is anticipated that tourists will arrive two weeks ahead of time and remain in South Africa at least two weeks after the final game.

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  • Ten Years At The Helm
    Justin Chadwick was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) in September 1999. He took over from Ian Moore who had administered the CGA since deregulation in 1997.

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  • South African Citrus Industry is reducing its carbon footprint
    Some exciting projects within the SA citrus industry will have an immediate and lasting impact on decarbonising the SA citrus export chain. As more research studies are concluded so grows the body of evidence highlighting how key changes to daily farm and packhouse operations can lead to significant energy savings that in turn lead to a smaller carbon footprint.

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  • Transformation Update
    As the CGA’s Transformation Manager resigned in June 2008, there has been an urgent need for CGA to find a replacement for this position. In August 2009 CGA appointed a Transformation Administrator to oversee the various core activities under this portfolio, namely mentorship, extension, training and institutional development. Since this appointment there has been a lot taking place in all fields.

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  • Fruit-feeding moths in the Eastern Cape: experiences and control options
    ABSTRACT There are two general categories of fruit-feeding moths: fruit-piercing and fruit-sucking moths. Only fruit-piercing moths have the ability to damage healthy fruit, as they have a modified proboscis. Fruit-sucking moths can only feed on fruit which have already been damaged, very often by fruit-piercing moths.