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  • The Gamtoos Valley, Eastern Cape
    A few years ago we published articles of interest from each of our citrus producing areas. We decided to revive this idea to bring the SAFJ readers from all parts of South Africa an insight into some of the highlights and places of interest in this wonderful country.

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  • CGA Transformation Report
    Those were the words of the chairperson of the Citrus Development Chamber (CGDC) in the quarterly planning meeting of the chamber held in Stellenbosch in September.

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  • The 2011 South African citrus season draws to a close
    The citrus season in South Africa is coming to a close. Not much went right for exporters from South Africa in 2011. The first flashing red light came from the market in Russia.

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  • Sitrus Akademie Beursfonds: So Leer Ons
    Tussen die studies, vakansiewerk, werkplek ondervinding en verskeie be-dryfsgeleenthede,werskaf en leer die Sitrus Akademie Beursfondsstudente weereens vir ʼn vale in 2011.

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  • Entomopathogenic Nematodes show excellent potential to control soil stages of false codling moth and can use the adult moth for aerial transport over long distances.

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  • Sundays River Valley Citrus Field Day
    On the 18th of August 2011 at the Polo Club in Addo, a special Citrus Field Day for upcoming growers was held for the first time in the Eastern Cape province, with the intention of making it an annual event that will rotate between the two citrus-growing regions in the Eastern Cape.

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  • The Bactrocera invadens surveillance programme in South Africa
    The invasive fruit fly pest, Bactrocera invadens, is becoming a growing threat to fruit industries in South Africa. A surveillance programme for early detection of this invasive fly has been ongoing in South Africa since 2006.

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  • The Last Word: Abraham van Rooyen
    Abraham van Rooyen is the founder of the Du Roi group of companies in Letsitele, Limpopo and more recently he has been closely involved with the production and branding of ClemenGoldTM mandarin. Abraham has also been a committed champion of transformation in his area.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2011) Popular

  • Citrus Pest Monitoring Learning Programme
    The chilly Sunday’s River Valley was the setting for a film shoot in June, for the latest addition to the Citrus Academy’s range of audio-visual learning material, produced in collaboration with Citrus Research International and Media World.

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  • Consumer Assurance Update
    The South African Fruit sector can celebrate the development of an industry-wide ethical trade programme.

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  • CGA Transformation taking a stand through Farmer Support
    CGA has long recognised its major role within the citrus industry in ensuring that transformation empowers its developing farmers. CGA ensures that developing growers participate in all the development programmes that are available.

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  • Health benefits of grapefruit
    The South African grapefruit harvest is well under way with great yields for 2011. As millions of these delicious juicy fruits are shipped to markets in Europe and Asia new health findings concerning grapefruit are good news for both producers and consumers.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • Bursary Fund Celebrates 5 Years of Excellence
    At the beginning of 2006, the Citrus Academy established a bursary fund with the purpose of providing support to students who wished to further their studies in fields related to citrus production. Over the last five years, the Citrus Academy Bursary Fund has been a conduit for fresh talent into the industry, by awarding 217 bursaries to 112 students.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • The Citrus Growers' Development Chamber leading Transformation within CGA
    Since the Strategic Planning Meeting of the Citrus Growers’ Development Chamber (CGDC) a lot has happened, irrespective of the slow pace of some of the stakeholders with whom the CGDC and CGA are working.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • CGA Next
    It is estimated that over 25% of citrus area (>15 000 hectares) is managed by farmers under the age of 35. These talented producers are making a huge contribution to the South African economy (>R1 billion) and probably employing more than 60 000 workers during the export season.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • Export Costs beyond the farm gate: Part 2 of 4
    Understanding the Cost of Road Transportation: Depending on how far a packhouse is to the port, one of the bigger packhouse costs can be the cost of transporting the product from the production region to the nominated port of loading.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • Zebediela Citrus Field Day
    The Citrus Field Day has become an annual event for the citrus growers in the Limpopo Province. The event rotates around the five districts namely; Vhembe, Mopani, Waterberg, Capricorn and Sekhukhune.

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  • Blossom-end clearing in grapefruit
    Blossom-end clearing may not be familiar to all South African grapefruit growers, but it has been observed in some seasons in certain areas, sometimes even on the tree. Fruit showing symptoms cannot be packed but even fruit without any external symptoms with internal bruising will eventually result in a high incidence of decay.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2011) Popular

  • Koolhidraat-bestuur Seminaar in Letsitele 'n Groot Sukses
    Blom en veral vrugset is van die mees belangrike komponente van sitrusproduksie en speel nie net ʼn rol in vruglading nie, maar ook in vruggrootte en indirek in kwaliteit en fisiologiese skildefekte.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2011) Popular

  • Citrus Academy Bursary Students Shine
    Every year, after a lot of hard work, stress and late nights spent completing assignments and studying for exams, there is a collective sigh of relief when the final exams come to an end.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2011) Popular

  • Up and ready for new things new approach
    The CGA Transformation department is gearing up for new things and a new approach in this new financial year. The Transformation Manager has declared 2011 the year of implementation, and by the look of things the transformation portfolio is ready for it.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2011) Popular

  • New director for CGA
    In the last SA Fruit Journal we reported that Tini Engelbrecht, the CGA regional representative for the Senwes area, was moving down to the Cape.

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  • Fruit South Africa Update on Ethical Trade
    One audit for all
    Over the course of the last 24 months it has become increasingly clear that in order to avert a situation where producers face multiple Ethical Trade audits, using a range of alternative methodologies, different Ethical Trade codes (standards), and auditors, stakeholders would have to develop and participate in a common, understandable and accepted alternative Ethical Trade programme.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2011) Popular

  • Medium-term crop projections for mandarins and lemons
    Increasing exports of Lemons and Mandarins At the first Lemon Focus Group (LFG) meeting of the year (23rd March 2011) the increasing demand for Budwood was noted and the likely future lemon export volumes debated.

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  • Southern Hemisphere estimates of citrus export volumes for 2011
    On 23 March this year the southern African citrus growers, represented by regional representatives of the different variety focus groups, met in Johannesburg to deliberate and agree on their estimates for the 2011 export volumes.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2011) Popular

  • Postharvest Rind Breakdown (RBD) of 'nules clementine' mandarin:
    Symptom development and factors affecting incidence

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  • Voorseisoen Pakhuiswerkwinkels wek groot belangstelling in 2011
    Sedert die totstandkoming van die Sitrus Koueketting Forum (CCCF) in 2007 word die voorseisoen pakhuiswerkswinkels elke jaar gedurende Februarie in vyf sitrusproduserende streke aangebied, nl Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KZN, die Oos-Kaap en die Wes-Kaap.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2011) Popular

  • SHAFFE agree to general food safety principles
    Paul Hardman has been asked to chair the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) Technical Workgroup (STWG), which was initiated in the latter half of 2010.

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  • The Future of the South African Citrus Industry
    Citrus exports from southern Africa started in the early 1900's - and in the 100 years to the year 2000 export volumes increased to 1 million tons; in the last ten years a further 500 000 tons was added culminating in the record export volume of 99 million cartons (1.5 million tons) in 2010.

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  • Export costs beyond the farm gate: Part 1 of 4
    Over the next few issues we'll take a closer look at understanding the three main logistics cost contributors once the product leaves the farm gate to when it is received by the buyer.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2011) Popular

  • Think Again, Think Better
    2009 & 2010 were times of change on the skills development landscape. Not only did the entire landscape change its geography by migrating to the verdant lands of the Department of Higher Education and Training (from previously falling under the Department of Labour), but mountains were also moved and reshaped when the SETA landscape was changed last year. 

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  • 2011 Transformation Portfolio
    2011 is a new year for new things within the Industry at large, and the transformation manager within CGA is determined that this will be the year of implementation and maximum participation amongst the developing farmers in the citrus industry.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2011) Popular

  • Seisoenvoorkoms van margarodes in die Oranjerivier-besproeiingsgebied
    Margarodes is ‘n tipe dopluis wat ‘n wye reeks van plante ondergronds aanval en talle spesies kom feitlik oor die hele wêreld voor. Die spesies wat wingerd aanval, kom egter slegs in Noorden Suid-Amerika en Suid-Afrika voor.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2011) Popular

  • Sunburn reduction on 'Miho Wase' Satsuma mandarin
    Sunburn is a major problem on early maturing mandarins such as ‘Miho Wase’ Satsuma. Currently, optimal irrigation during critical periods and shade nets are the only measures to reduce losses due to sunburn.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2011) Popular

  • Na-Oes Bederf Van Sitrusvrugte: duur lesse uit die 2010 pakseisoen

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  • Seedless Lemons Disappoint Growers
    At the first round of variety focus group meetings on 23 March this year the Lemon Focus Group representative from Western Cape expressed his concern about the situation with respect to seedless lemons in South Africa.

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  • Transformation in Progress in the Citrus Industry
    Organising emerging growers in the Citrus Industry is one of the core activities within the Transformation Portfolio in CGA.

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  • CGA Launches Sustainability Help Desk 2010
    Citrus Growers Association has operated the CGA MRL Help Desk for a number of years assisting growers to coordinate and enhance their feedback to buyers, mostly around Food Safety requirements. Given recent trends by retailers (in Europe particularly) to introduce a wider range of Consumer Assurance requirements CGA will also be expanding the scope of the Help Desk.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2011) Popular

  • New Zim Director for CGA
    At the recent Directors Meeting held in Johannesburg, CGA welcomed a new director for Zimbabwe to the Board. Paul Bristow was born and educated in Harare. After completing his national service he attended Gwebi Agricultural College, obtaining a First Class Diploma in Agriculture with four distinctions.