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  • A renewed vigour as we approach 2013
    Those who are superstitious will be looking at the black clouds on the horizon with concern as we approach 2013.

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund News
    It has been an eventful and busy year for the Citrus Academy. We have been involved in two agri-career and bursary fairs, the 7th Citrus Research Symposium, the AgriSETA Excellence Awards and the allFresh Summit, and we still have the International Citrus Congress coming.

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  • Transformation
    During the past few months there has been a lot taking place within the transformation desk of CGA and the entire country at large.

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  • Onderberg
    Moet asseblief nie die Onderberg met die Overberg verwar nie – ons het ook ons trots! Die Onderberg is daardie lieflike stukkie paradys wat jy binnegaan as jy ooswaarts deur die Krokodilpoort ry op die N4 vanaf Nelspruit na Maputo.

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  • The Russian Market and World Food Moscow 2012
    WorldFood Moscow is the leading international exhibition for food products in Russia and takes place in the centre of Moscow city. It has been held for the last twenty years and now attracts an estimated sixty thousand people including growers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and restauranteurs.

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  • Farmer assists worker 'son' obtain his degree
    The life of a farm worker has changed thanks to a farmer who helped him obtain a university degree. Report from Letsitele, Limpopo Province.

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  • Literature Review: Citrus Consumption and Human Health (Part 2)
    Part 1 of this literature review looked at the bioactive composition of citrus (e.g. Phenolic compounds – flavanoids, liminoids, nutrients and non nutrients) as the basis for understanding the linkages with better human health and specifically citrus consumption’s anticancer potential. Here Part 2 considers the literature dealing with the potential for citrus to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and a selection of other human health conditions.

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  • Fruitful harvest for faithful farm workers
    Loud cheers were heard at citrus farm Zandberg, 16 km north of Clanwilliam in the Sandveld, on Tuesday, 21 August, in celebration of this empowerment estate’s first harvest. The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Mr Gerrit van Rensberg, attended the event to mark the occasion.

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  • Lest our Industry Forgets: Bertram Murlis ('Mo') Davis
    The citrus industry pays homage to individuals who have passed away but who have left an indelible mark on the industry . . . MO DAVIS

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  • Mealybug control in citrus orchards and vineyards: an IPM approach
    Abstract: Effective, commercial control of two Mealybug species (Citrus and Vine Mealybug) has been achieved with augmentative releases of the parasitoid, Coccidoxenoides perminutus, and the ladybird predator, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, as part of an IPM programme in the Citrus and Grape industries in various regions of South Africa over the last 10 years.

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  • CRI Postharvest Technical Forum
    A Critical Component for Competitive Participation in World Markets

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  • CRI Na-Oes Tegniese Forum
    Kritiese Komponent vir Kompeterende Mededinging in Wêreldmarkte

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  • 7th CRI Citrus Research Symposium
    Citrus Research International (CRI) held their 7th Citrus Research Symposium between 19 and 22 August 2012 in the Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.

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  • Transformation CGA
    Working together always results in a positive outcome
    If you think that working alone in the corner not involving other stakeholders to achieve what you are aiming at will work, think again.

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  • Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum: American Summer Citrus Programme
    The remarkable successes of the Western Cape Citrus Producers’ Forum’s (WCCPF) American Summer Citrus programme are due to producers doggedly working together.

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  • Literature Review: Citrus Consumption and Human Health (Pt 1)
    When James Lind in 1754 published findings around sailors making full recoveries from scurvy after eating oranges and lemons interest piqued in citrus’s role in the human diet (1).

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  • South African Citrus Season Characterised by Small Sizes
    2012 is proving to be a year of small fruit. This trend has been seen across all the citrus fruit products and almost all the citrus growing regions. The graphs on the left illustrate this trend.

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  • Citrus Industry Stalwart B.M. 'Mo' Davis passes away
    The South African citrus industry recently lost one of its very important contributors through the crucial years of the industry’s establishment. B.M. “Mo” Davis was born in the UK in 1914 and immigrated to South Africa in the 1940’s. He retired in 1980 and passed away on 23 July 2012 away aged 97 and 7 months.

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  • Citrus mealybug highly susceptible to entomopathogenic nematodes, with humidity being the main impediment for successful aerial application
    Adult female citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri, were screened for susceptibility to six indigenous nematode species and found to be most susceptible to Steinernema yirgalemense and Heterorhabditis zealandica, causing 97% and 91% mortality, respectively.

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  • Woolly whitefly, Aleurothrixus floccosus, on citrus in South Africa
    Woolly whitefly Aleurothrixus floccosus has now been in South Africa for at least six years and can be found on lemon trees in most cities other than in the Free State. The pest is becoming problematic in some commercial citrus orchards and although it does have some natural enemies these cannot provide adequate control where trees are growing vigorously.

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  • The history of science with a mission
    Scanning through Google recently I found the title, "To make a spotless Orang''- a book on Bio control in Citrus. One of the opening paragraphs of the history of bio control starting in the late 1900's reads: "The story of science with a mission; the use of organisms to attack pests.

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  • Access granted for Citrus Thailand and South Korea Markets
    Approval for South African citrus to enter Thailand and for South African lemons and grapefruit to enter South Korea was granted in May 2012.

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  • Citrus industry's efforts to improve information around Russian citrus trade
    At the Citrus Exporters' Forum held on Monday 22 June 2011 the meeting issued a cautionary message to the citrus industry with respect to the Russian market. Civil unrest resulted in delayed supplies from Egypt.

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  • Sitrus Akademie Loods Sitrus Sekondere Program
    ' n 2011 het Ricus Bezuidenhout van Kirkwood Hoerskool ons genader met 'n goeie idee - hy wou skoliere die geleentheid bied om te leer oor sitrusproduksie terwyl hulle nog op skool is, deur vir hulle klas te gee in die middae na skool.

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  • Social and Economic Transformation within CGA
    The Citrus transformation desk is a leader in guiding and advising growers and stakeholders around transformation activities and initiatives that need to be supported within the industry.

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  • Formation of the CGA's own cultivar company
    In October 2011, after much discussion and planning, the Citrus Growers' Association of southern Africa formed their own Cultivar Company for the benefit of all their grower members.

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  • A Review of Current Pre-harvest Control Options for False Codling Moth in Citrus in southern Africa

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  • Monitoring Attraction of Fruit-feeding Moths in Citrus Orchards to Different Fruit Baits in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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  • The Last Word: Lukhanyo Nkombisa
    Lukhanyo Nkombisa is the Transformation Manager for CGA (Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa). He is passionate about the transformation process and assists growers throughout the country with their empowerment initiatives.

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  • Nelspruit Region
    The end of November 2011 saw the CRI (Citrus Research International) celebrate their 10th anniversary in Nelspruit at their premises which previously belonged to Outspan. The land on which the research centre is built was donated to the industry by the Solomon family who own the neighbouring Crocodile Valley Citrus farm.

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  • 2012 Estimate of southern Hemisphere citrus for export
    On 14 March the southern African citrus growers’ variety focus groups met in Johannesburg to compile their estimates for the forthcoming season. The following day the estimates were presented to the CMF comprising of growers, exporters and other industry role players for consideration.

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  • Great need for coordination and planning
    The Transformation desk of the Citrus Growers’ Association has been hectic as more new citrus land reform projects come into being.

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  • Launch of 'Fruits of Success', the New CGA publication highlighting the successes of transformation within the citrus sector
    The publication was launched at Willow Park Conference Centre in Johannesburg on the 31st of January at a meeting of the Citrus Growers’ Development Chamber.

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  • Citrus Academy Bursary Fund Awarding Excellence
    The 2011 academic results of our fifty bursary recipients once again showed that these future leaders are making excellent progress. Between them, they achieved a very grand total of forty-seven distinctions in various courses and subjects at fifteen academic institutions around the country.

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  • Citrus Supply Chain Considerations for 2012
    The current southern African citrus crop estimates for 2012 are reflecting an export volume of 103 m. cartons. Based on the regional projections by commodity and using the historical data, one can project the pallet volume anticipated for each exit port.

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  • Prospects of citrus exports to India
    George Hall (CGA Director for Boland region) and Paul Hardman were recently in New Delhi, India, as part of the South African delegation at the 4th BRICS Business Forum, held on the 28th March 2012.

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  • In Memoriam: Jim Button
    Dr Jim Button, well-known leader in the fruit industry, died on February 12th after a courageous battle with cancer. He is outlived by his wife, Sylvia.

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  • Fruit Logistica 2012 busier than ever
    Fruit Logistica Berlin, the leading industry event for the in - ternational fresh produce trade, was again a success for the South African participants.

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  • Pesticide mixtures and incompatibility
    There is increasing pressure on farmers and pesticide applicators to combine several chemicals in the spray tank in order to save on application and carbon costs and reduce soil compaction.

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  • Export Costs beyond the farm gate: Part 3 of 4
    Understanding Port Costs: In most cases the citrus production point (pack house) manages the task of transporting citrus to the port of delivery. The common term used by exporting agents is Delivered in Port (DIP), this means that under these terms a citrus producer will be paid the difference in the market price subtracting all the sundry logistics costs from the time the fruit is received in port to when it is sold.

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  • New year, new beginning and new approach in the CGA Transformation Portfolio
    Compliments of the season to all the growers in the Citrus Industry! So begins another year. 2012 will be a year of more implementation within the CGA Transformation desk, and the Citrus Growers Development Chamber will be a leader in supporting this desk to ensure that all that has been planned reaches fruition.

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  • New Director for Letsitele
    Compliments of the season to all the growers in the Citrus Industry! So begins another year. 2012 will be a year of more implementation within the CGA Transformation desk, and the Citrus Growers Development Chamber will be a leader in supporting this desk to ensure that all that has been planned reaches fruition.

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  • Using the recommended usage restrictions plant protection products
    By the time this edition of the SAFJ is published the citrus export season will be well under way in the northern regions and for some lemon and satsuma producers elsewhere in the country. For these producers and those yet to pack their first carton it is advisable to confirm the suitability of their fruit in target markets given the specific maximum residue limits (MRLs).

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  • Lemon Export Outlook 2012
    Looking back at the 2011/12 season, lemon production in the Mediterranean Basin of 2.9 million tons revealed a small increase of three percent over the previous season and a jump of twenty-one percent from the 2009/10 season.

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  • Accreditation of carton manufacturers
    During the “One Channel Marketing System” which came to an end in 1999, the Outspan organisation was responsible for all the packing material specifications and palletisation protocols. To ensure the cartons complied with the specifications, tests were conducted at the South African Bureau of Standards (S.A.B.S.).

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  • Citrus Research International's 10 year celebration and history
    Citrus Research International (Pty) Ltd (CRI) had its 10th anniversary in April 2011 but decided to celebrate this at the same time as the last CRI board of directors’ meeting of the year and CRI’s end of year staff function.

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  • 2012 Citrus Tree Census: Just 5 minutes of your time
    The tree census conducted by CGA is an important exercise as it provides the citrus industry with information for decision making and forward planning.

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  • Citrus Supply Chain - A Complicated Affair Indeed
    Ten years ago if one were to analyse the top five main shipping line service links, you would have summed it up in the following context: 1) Seatrade conventional service from Durban to Europe; 2) LauritzenCool (NYK Cool) conventional service from Durban to Europe; 3) Cape Reefers conventional service from Durban to Europe; 4) Sharbatly conventional service from Durban to the Middle East and 5) Joint line conventional service from Durban to Japan.

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  • CGA Transformation Year 2011
    2011 was a hectic year within the CGA transformation desk. The CGD Chamber has worked closely with the transformation manager since its establishment, and a lot has taken place starting with the developing/emerging growers taking a lead from the CGDC. This article will give you a snapshot of all the activities that took place during this year.

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  • The Triple Challenge
    Paul Hardman ran the first leg of the race, approximately 22 km from Pietermaritzburg to Camperdown. Mitchell Brooke cycled the 56 km from Camperdown to Inanda Dam. John Edmonds and Justin Chadwick completed their section of the Triple Challenge by paddling 18 km in a double canoe around Inanda Dam to finish the race.

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  • Citrus Growers' Association Group Structure
    From Citrus Growers’ Association’s (CGA’s) initiative to get young people more aware and involved in the citrus industry (i.e. CGA NEXT) it has became apparent that the role and function of the many different citrus industry institutions is not well understood.

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  • Performance of Star Ruby Grapefruit on Various Rootstocks at Letaba Estates, Letsitele (2003 to 2007)