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  • CGA congratulates Directors on Dedicated Long Service
    At the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) Directors Board Meeting held on 10th September at the Beach Hotel, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, the Chairman, Pieter Nortje, called the attention of the directors to those amongst them who had served on the Board for ten years or more.

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  • 2013 AgriSETA Excellence Awards
    Citrus Academy bursary recipients stole the show at the annual AgriSETA Excellence Awards where prizes are awarded to those who have excelled within the agricultural sector in skills development.

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  • Ready-Steady-Work
    Citrus Academy joined forces with Buzz Communications to introduce a workreadiness programme for Citrus Academy Bursary Fund students.

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  • Fruit South Africa visits South East Asia
    During August and September 2013 a delegation from Fruit South Africa visited South East Asia. Included in the delegation where Justin Chadwick and Paul Hardman from CGA, Jacques du Preez from HORTGRO, Anton Kruger from FPEF (and also current Chairman of Fruit South Africa), and Mono Mashaba (from CGA and HORTGRO). Washiela Williams, South African Agricultural Attaché in the region and stationed in Beijing, joined the delegation.

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  • Grapefruit's Regional Ups and Downs
    An investigation on the trends of annual grapefruit volumes exported per region was undertaken to facilitate better estimates considering the cyclical nature of the grapefruit crop. Data was gathered from PPECB reports since 2005. The results below are depicted in actual cartons passed for export by PPECB inspectors and not 15 kilogram equivalent cartons as typically used as the standard for the other commodity types.

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  • Another CRI Award for Young Scientists
    Citrus Research International has been presenting an award at the Eskom National Science Expo Finals, or as it is now called, the Eskom International Science Fair, since 2005. The objective is to encourage school children to develop an interest in research that benefits fruit production before they decide what to study at university.

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  • Lemon - not just a fruit
    Lemon not just a fruit, but an abbreviation for a very interesting model on leadership types; and since we are all involved with fruit, and fruit involves people, I thought it prudent to share some of these fascinating ideas with you.

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  • Pesticide Risk Management
    Part 4: Empty Pesticide Container Management

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  • Annual Review of Citrus Quality Standards
    Having a set of quality standards is crucial to a successful citrus industry. As early as 1902 the first known record about South African citrus having been shipped to England, was revealed in a letter from Rudyard Kipling on the quality of fruit.

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  • Lest the Industry Forgets: Hans Noddeboe
    Hans was born in Denmark in 1927 on the island of Bornholm. He survived the war years in Denmark, spent time at agricultural college, from where he could find no suitable job in agriculture which was his passion.

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  • Nog 'n mylpaal vir Colors se Novo Pakhuis
    Die bekende Suid-Afrikaanse vrugte verpakker, Novo, ontvang ’n blou graderings toekenning van een van die wêreld se bekendste supermarkgroepe. Dit is nog ’n belangrike mylpaal vir hierdie Colors pakhuis.

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  • Citrus Grower Situational Analysis
    The Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa (CGA) as a grower representative body has part of its mandate to support and promote transformation in the citrus industry. In 2010, the CGA established the Citrus Growers' Development Chamber (CGDC) to focus on the development of emerging growers, by coordinating support available to the growers and assisting in resolving the challenges being faced by them.

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  • Suhanra Conradie, CEO of the Western Province Citrus Producers' Forum
    The WCCPF represents 236 citrus producers from the Western and Northern Cape regions that have been approved to export their citrus to the United States where the fruit is promoted by the Forum under the slogan “South African Summer Citrus, the Pride of our Land”

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  • Pesticide Risk Management Part 3: Resistance Management
    Resistance to pesticides can be defined as the genetically acquired ability of an organism to survive a pesticide application at doses that once killed most individuals of the same species (University of California, 2013).

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  • Lest our Industry Forgets: Honorary Tribute to Lance Dankwerts
    Lance Danckwerts was a progressive citrus farmer on the farm Saxfold Park in the Adelaide district of the Eastern Cape. He served on the Citrus and SACCE (South African Co-operative Citrus Exchange) Boards from the 1960’s and was Chairman of SACCE (Outspan) and the Citrus Board from 1976 through to the mid-80's. 

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  • Transformation
    Rural development and transformation of our communities is the core agenda of our government. All initiatives and programmes are aimed at supporting our communities for a better life for all.

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  • Comparing South African and Turkish citrus production
    Recently a fact finding delegation from Turkey comprising exporters, growers and grower marketing organisations visited our shores. They visited Cape Town, Sunday’s River Valley and Mpumulanga on their tour through the country. This provided an opportunity to compare these citrus producing nations.

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  • Sustainability - An African Perspective
    Sustainability in the African agricultural sector needs an investment in its people and infrastructure first for us to go forward,” said Gerrit van der Merwe, one of South Africa’s leading citrus exporters at a conference on sustainability in Ridderkerk, Holland.

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  • Cornel van der Merwe New CGA Director: Onderberg

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  • Rooikie Beck, 30 years of dedication to citrus entomology
    Rooikie Beck (right) joined the SA Cooperative Citrus Exchange 30 years ago on 18 April 1983 at the age of 18 years. His first responsibility was to mass-rear the black ladybird beetle Chilocorus nigritus on oleander scale with the intention of releasing them in citrus orchards to control California red scale.

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  • CRI Entomologist joins CRI
    Dr Martin Gilbert (above) who has managed the citrus pest complex at Letaba Estates near Tzaneen for more than 30 years has now joined the team of entomologists at Citrus Research International to assist in finding better ways to manage false codling moth.

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  • Controlling Bactrocera invadens by using protein bait and male annihilation
    We conducted proactive research to ensure that Bactrocera invadens could be controlled in citrus orchards should that become necessary in South Africa.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2013) Popular

  • Pesticide Risk Management Part 2: Reducing risk proactively
    Over the course of 2013 the intention of this Pesticide Risk Management series is to highlight key areas for growers and pesticide applicators in order to manage the risks associated with handling and using plant protection products (PPPs).

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2013) Popular

  • Citrus Academy announces students for 2013
    2013 kicked off with a busy start for the Citrus Academy. After receiving 400 bursary applications via our website www.citrusacademy.org.za we are pleased to announce our selection of students for 2013.

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  • Lest Our Industry Forgets: A Tribute to Dennis Solomon
    Dennis Solomon’s father, Ivan Solomon, originally purchased SA Prudential Citrus Estates near Nelspruit. This was a failing citrus farm and Ivan developed and transformed it into Crocodile Valley Estates which was one of the largest private citrus farms in the country at the time.

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  • Southern African Estimates for 2013 Export Season
    On 12 March this year southern African citrus growers represented by regional representatives of the five variety focus groups met in Johannesburg to consider their estimates for the 2013 citrus export season. The estimates compiled by the variety focus groups were then presented at the Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF) meeting for consideration by the Citrus Exporters’ Forum (CEF).

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  • Citrusdal lig produsente in oor nuutste navorsing tegnologie op blaarbespuitings in sitrus
    Op 25 Februarie is ‘n inligtingsessie en velddag aangebied oor die nuutste navorsing op blaarbespuitings in sitrusboorde in Citrusdal.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2013) Popular

  • Na-oes Werkswinkels Uiters Gewild
    Vanjaar het die CRI Na-oes Werkswinkels, voorheen bekend as die Pakhuiswerkswinkels, ‘n week vroeër as vorige jare afgeskop om pakhuise meer tyd te gee om voor te berei voor die aanvang van die pakseisoen, asook om oorvleueling met die CGA ‘roadshow’ en Fruit Logistica te voorkom.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2013) Popular

  • Lest We Forget: Eddie Ueckermann
    Eddie grew up in Tanzania during the days of the Mau Mau. Having survived that he was educated at Duke of York in Nairobi and attended Rhodes University to obtain his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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  • A look at the history of soft citrus in the Boland and Western Cape
    Soft citrus is one of the main citrus types produced in the Western Cape and production areas spread from Knysna in the South East, through Heidelberg, Swellendam, Riviersonderend, Robertson, Montagu, Worcester, Wolseley, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Hex River and further northwards to Porterville, Piketberg and the traditional ‘hard’ citrus production regions of Citrusdal and Clanwilliam.

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  • 2013 Supply Chain Inflation Outlook - don't be caught by surprise
    The inflationary outlook over the last 3 years indicates that citrus supply chain costs have increased at an alarming rate. This is definitely the sentiment that has resonated during the CRI pack house workshops and the CGA grower road shows that were conducted in January and February this year.

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  • Pesticide Risk Management Part 1: Protecting pesticide users from contamination
    Over the course of 2013 the intention of this Pesticide Risk Management series is to, in brief, highlight key areas of hazard and exposure for growers and pesticide applicators in order to manage the risks associated with handling and using plant protection products (PPPs).

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  • Transformation Desk
    As 2013 gets under way the Citrus Growers’ Development Chamber (CGDC) and its transformation desk from CGA have already begun making plans. The executive of the chamber met earlier this year to pave and plan for the year ahead and for the upcoming chamber meeting scheduled for March.

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  • Citrus Academy Packing DVD
    The Citrus Academy has developed a set of DVDs aimed at assisting citrus pack houses with training of their packhouse staff. The set contains modules on the value chain, pack house process flow, pack house sanitation, sorting and grading, packing methods, palletisation, and truck loading, in English and in Afrikaans.

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  • Na-oes Vriesskade van Sitrusvrugte
    Postharvest freeze damage of citrus fruit was a relatively unknown problem for the SA citrus industry prior to the increased exposure to markets demanding cold sterilization protocols. Freeze damage, unlike chilling injury, is not a physiological disorder and can occur due to temporary exposure of fruit to below -1 to -2°C.

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  • CRI training day for DAFF inspectors
    Research staff at Citrus Research International (CRI) in Nelspruit conducted a unique training session on 30 January 2013 for inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

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  • Efficacy M3 bait stations and GF-120 for control of fruit flies in a citrus orchard in Mpumalanga
    We evaluated the field performance of M3 bait stations and weekly GF-120 sprays in a navel orange orchard in Mpumalanga. Both bait treatments were found to be effective in controlling the Medfly population.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2013) Popular

  • FPEF - Proudly South African
    Met hierdie uitgawe van die SA VRUGTE JOERNAAL is dit nou bykans ‘n jaar wat ek betrokke is in hierdie opwindende bedryf - ‘n uitdagende jaar waarin die waarde van die georganiseerde strukture weereens duidelik was.

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  • Overview 2012 South African Citrus Season
    Two main agricultural characteristics identified by the growers’ representatives as early as March 2012 that would define the southern African offering to the world market in 2012 were good quality and small sizes. This prediction was borne out across all commodities and most geographic regions.

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  • CGA/CRI hold citrus sustainability meeting in Brussels
    CGA/CRI (Paul Hardman and Prof Vaughan Hattingh) and Afinoa/Federcitrus (Argentinean citrus export representatives) held a meeting in Brussels on the 2nd October 2012 with about 27 citrus importers to discuss the sustainability of supply into the EU.

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  • Literature Review: Citrus Consumption & Human Health Part 3
    In this three part series on human health effects of citrus consumption, parts 1 and 2 focused on scientific literature that indicated increased citrus consumption could improve health, including reduce the risks of certain types of cancers, reduce the likelihood of some types of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), improving the human body's ability to protect itself (the protective effect) as well as have positive impacts on "kidney stones", neuroprotection and obesity. In this third part instances when increased citrus consumption should be avoided are considered. This is followed by a brief section on the key implications coming out of this literature review.

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  • Export Costs beyond farm gate: Part 4 of 4
    Understanding Shipping Costs: The final part of assessing logistics costs covers the actual shipping cost to export citrus from South Africa to the receiving country. It’s quite difficult to isolate specific shipping costs since there are numerous markets to consider and the fact that most shippers export on the Free on Board term (FOB).

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  • George Hall, CGA Director for the Boland Region
    George’s family connection with the Citrus Industry goes back to his maternal great grandfather George White who farmed in the Fort Beaufort District.

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  • Lest our Industry Forgets: Richard Edmond Rouillard (Dick)
    The citrus industry pays homage to individuals who have passed away but who have left an indelible mark on the industry . . . a tribute to RICHARD EDMOND ROUILLARD – DICK

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  • Citrus producer decreases carbon footprint and lengthens season to 12 months
    While pro-actively reducing its carbon footprint, the Western Cape’s biggest private citrus grower near Citrusdal in the Upper Olifants River Valley has now also positioned itself as South Africa’s only estate capable of producing citrus all year round.

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  • CRI's award at the 2012 Eskom International Science Fair
    Carla Trollip and Shane van der Hoven from Hoërskool Nelspruit won Citrus Research International’s award for Best Contribution to Fruit Production at the 2012 Eskom International Science Fair in Johannesburg on 5 October 2012.