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  • DAFF awards CGA with Certificate of Appreciation for sponsoring DAFF officials
    At the Annual Citrus Coordinating Meeting in Tzaneen CGA drove the PhytClean Project, which is partially funded by the Department of Science and Technology. They awarded twenty tablets as well as the development and maintenance of the electronic information system used by DAFF to manage the Citrus Black Spot Risk Management System.

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  • Successful SA Citrus Season
    At the first CMF meeting in March growers and exporters viewed the season ahead with some trepidation, anticipating potential problems with a relatively weak euro, poor Russian economy and potential consequences from an expected high proportion of smaller counts for grapefruit and valencias.

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  • Think Train
    Fruit South Africa’s rail transport working group is gaining traction with the increased use of rail for the transporting of fruit to South African ports for export.

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  • Plant citrus, but what to plant...?
    The demand for disease-free certified citrus budwood from the Citrus Foundation Block (CFB) of the southern African Citrus Improvement Scheme (CIS) has been steadily increasing over the past few years, and in the 2014/15 season it reached near-record levels of 4.5 million buds supplied.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Oct/Nov 2015) Popular

  • Foreword: FruitSA - From Strength to Strength
    Fruit SA is the real life embodiment of the above quote by Hellen Keller. As a collective, we are able to pool resources and address cross cutting issues within our industry from a position of strength.

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  • Regional Capacity: Appointment of CGA Regional Administrators
    The South African citrus industry is probably the most geographically widespread of all agricultural commodities, extending from Kakamas in the west (Northern Cape) to Nkwalini on the east coast (KZN), and from Messina in the north to the Strand in the south (and all in between along the east coast). Having growers in Swaziland and Zimbabwe as well there is a lot of ground for CGA to cover.

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  • Be the change you want to see...
    The future of developing citrus growers is looking positive in most producing areas in the country. A major reason for this is as a result of the Citrus Growers’ Association’s initiatives to promote the co-ordination of grower support services.

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  • Sukses met SA-sitrus in VSA 'n hupstoot vir transformasie in die Kaap
    SA se sitrusuitvoere na die VSA het gedurende die afgelope 15 jaar dramaties toegeneem en sal vanjaar na verwagting ‘n omset van R720 miljoen (VSA$ 60 miljoen) bereik. In die eerste jaar van uitvoere nadat Suid-Afrika in 1999 toegang tot hierdie belangrike mark gekry het, was die omset slegs R10,2 miljoen (VSA$ 850,000,00).

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  • Fruit South Africa market mediation visit - May 2015
    AFruit South Africa (FSA) delegation visited Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia from 2 – 12 May 2015. The visit formed part of the strategic market mediation processes, initiated by FSA in 2013, in an effort to assess first-hand which opportunities and challenges are being faced in the markets South Africa is interested in accessing.

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  • The reproductive phenology of Citrus III: Morphogenesis from Flower to Fruit

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  • Analysis of the Composition of Costs determining the price of Diesel (0.05% Sulphur)
    Given the contribution of the price of Diesel to fruit production and logistics costs; the latter in the form of transportation costs, it seemed prudent to undertake an analysis of the components contributing to the cost of Diesel fuel; in lieu of the recent price fluctuations.

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  • Japan and South Korean Special Export Programmes
    At the time of writing grapefruit shipments to Japan and South Korea are practically finished and it is therefore a good opportunity to look at the 2015 exports season relative to previous years. There are still a few more weeks for packing oranges.

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  • Optimisation of fungicide application in citrus packhouses, a journey to precision (Pt 3)
    Welcome to the third leg of this journey. The first and second parts of our journey can be revisited in the April/May 2015 and August/September 2015 issues of SAFJ, but every part of this journey stands on its own and can be enjoyed separately.

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  • Die Ballie Wahl-meriete toekenning vir die beste Hortologie-student in Sitrusproduksie
    Du Toit Prins, ʼn vierdejaar student van die Departement Hortologie aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, is vanjaar die tweede ontvanger van die Ballie Wahl-meriete toekenning.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2015) Popular

  • Foreword: Blueprint for Success
    Following a recipe is fairly easy – somebody has gone before and determined exactly what needs to be done in order to produce a great product; through trial and error they have determined what ingredients are needed, and in what quantities and order they need to be added and mixed to produce the final product.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Aug/Sept 2015) Popular

  • Port Regulators Record of Decision iro TNPA Tariff Application FY 2015/16
    The Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA) has published the Record of Decision (ROD) in terms of the Transnet National Port Authority tariff application for FY2015/2016.

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  • Global Market For Citrus Fruit
    Apparent consumption was derived using by adding imports to local production and subtracting exports and fruit used for processing.

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  • Optimisation of fungicide application in citrus packhouses, a journey to precision (Pt 2)
    If this is the first time you are joining us on this journey, welcome and let us quickly bring you up to date. We are on a journey of revisiting research from the CRI-USPP postharvest group where a lot of time was focused on fungicide application for the control of green mould.

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  • New wave of qualified agricultural entomologists
    Congratulations are due to six young entomologists who each recently graduated with post-graduate qualifications in entomology from Rhodes University.

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  • NMMU contributes to citrus entomology
    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) produced two qualified post-graduate students in citrus entomology at its recent Faculty of Science graduation ceremony in Port Elizabeth.

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  • The reproductive phenology of Citrus II: Citrus floral ontogeny

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  • CGA Citrus Summit: Gain, retain optimise market access
    The first Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) Citrus Summit took place on 11 and 12 March in Phalaborwa. Important decisions were made, industry issues discussed and information shared.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • Maersk supports CGA's decision
    Safmarine – a member of Maersk Group, supports the decision of the members of the Citrus Growers' Association (CGA) to halt South African citrus exports to Spain, until the Spanish authorities can show fair treatment to South African citrus exports in the way their fruit is inspected for the detection of CBS (citrus black spot).

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • Western Cape Citrus Producers' Forum Annual Planning Session
    The Western Cape Citrus Producers’ Forum (WCCPF) held their annual USA planning session in Citrusdal on 1 April. The WCCPF represents a group of around 260 citrus producers from the Western and Northern Cape regions whom collectively ship and promote their citrus to the United States. Each of these growers has been approved to export to the USA and membership of the WCCPF is voluntary.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • Changes on CGA Board
    Graham Piner steps down as Nelspruit Director for CGA
    Andrew Muller takes over as Nelspruit Reresentative on CGA Board
    Change of CGA Director for Nkwalini

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  • Christinah's Story from fruit packer to assistant packhouse manager
    Nestled in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, we find a farm with a difference. Riverside Farm, of the Bosveld Citrus Group, produces exceptional quality hit and sugarcane.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • Important progress made
    The future of developing citrus growers is looking positive in most producing areas in the country. A major reason for this is as a result of the Citrus Growers' Association's initiatives to promote the co-ordination of grower support services.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • SA Estimates for 2015 Export Season
    A total of 113.1 million 15 kilogram equivalent cartons is expected to be packed and passed for export in 2015 from southern Africa. This translates to a decrease of about two percent on last year’s crop.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • Phytclean funding considerations for the fruit industry
    The PhytClean Project was initiated in 2014 as a vehicle to oversee the design, development and implementation of a central data platform.

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  • Citrus Technical Field Day held in Western Cape
    A citrus technical field day was held in the Western Cape on 17th March 2015. This event was well attended by approximately 50 leading citrus farmers from various parts of the Western Cape.

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  • SAPPI continues to support the citrus industry
    The citrus industry would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to SAPPI for its testing of citrus cartons for the Accreditation Process of Carton Manufacturers.

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  • The reproductive phenology of Citrus I: Introduction to the physiology of citrus flowering

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  • Water research in citrus
    Citrus is one of the most important irrigated crops in South Africa, covering approximately 73 750 ha (FAOSTAT, 2015) and providing more than 100 000 jobs that support more than 600 000 people. It is also one of the highest exporters in terms of volume, with more than 100 million 15 kg cartons exported annually that generate R6 billion of foreign exchange (SA News, 2014). 

pdf SA Fruit Journal (June/July 2015) Popular

  • The Last Word: Hennie Le Roux
    HENNIE LE ROUX is the extension manager for CRI and is based at the CRI headquarters in Nelspruit. He has been in this position for many years, assisting citrus growers across production areas in the northern parts of South Africa as well as providing general support to the citrus industry.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • The CGA at Fruit Logistica 2015
    From February 4th to 6th players from across the entire fresh produce sector, global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations, from all over the world gathered in Berlin to attend the annual Fruit Logistica where the entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector gathered to meet, negotiate and learn.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • Update on High Cube Container Transport Developments in South Africa
    The South African ports handled over four million containers (TEU) for the first time in 2009 with approximately 2.4 million TEUs through Durban and a large increase to 1.3 million TEUs through Cape Town.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • Residue workshop: current and future challenges
    In November 2014 a call came in inviting CGA to speak at a residue workshop in Brussels on the current and expected issues citrus producers face when trying to export citrus to the EU.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • Clementine selections evaluated in cool inland area of Burgersfort
    This research report is a summary of several years’ field evaluation of five late-maturing Clementine mandarin selections in the Burgersfort area, regarded as a cool, inland citrus production region.

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  • The Israeli citrus industry: A South African perspective
    Jakkie Stander, researcher from Citrus Research International, visited the Volcani Agricultural Research Organization and the faculty of Agricultural, food and environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Rehovot, Israel to attend an international workshop on alternate bearing in fruit trees.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • Optimisation of fungicide application in citrus packhouses, a journey to precision (Pt 1)
    Our journey started near the end of 2007 when Paul Fourie’s CRI project: “Optimisation of fungicide application in citrus packhouses” was approved.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (April/May 2015) Popular

  • Progress in research on control of peteca spot of lemon fruit: could ethylene metabolism influence susceptibility?

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  • Asia Fruit Logistica 2014 underlines growing importance of Asian markets
    Visiting Asia Fruit Logistica 2014 the seriousness and purposeful way in which role players in the fresh produce industry operate, was almost tangible.

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  • Creating awareness of SA fruit in the East
    “Asia Fruit Logistica is a very important event for South African producers and exporters. Our production growth shows an increase of between 7 to 9% per year for the last ten years. We are now at 115 million cartons per season. Therefore we need to find new markets for fruit,” says Chadwick.

pdf SA Fruit Journal (Feb/March 2015) Popular

  • Vrugte SA besoek Oosterse markte
    ‘n Vrugte SA afvaardiging onder leiding van dr. Mono Mashaba bestaande uit Anton Rabe (HORTGRO), Willem Bestbier (SATI), Derek Donkin (SubTrop) en Justin Chadwick (CGA), het gedurende November 2014 verskeie prioriteits markte in die Ooste besoek.

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  • Update on the National Road Traffic Act
    22nd Amendment
    The National Department of Transport has published the Twenty Second Regulation Amendment (previously referred to as the Twenty First Amendment) to the National Road Traffic Regulations. The Government Gazette is No 38142 published on 31 October 2014.

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  • Ready-Steady-Work
    During the last week of November, twenty-four young people from around the country gathered at Seula Zimbili on the banks of the Tugela River in Zululand to take part in the Citrus Academy’s Ready-Steady-Work programme.

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  • Agriculture is a serious business
    As the year comes to an end one wishes that things would calm down in terms of engagements and other activities. 

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  • Bosveld Citrus, National farmer of the year 2014
    The Agricultural Writers of South Africa presented Bosveld Citrus with their prestigious award for National Farmer of the Year in 2014.

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  • Citrus: Looking back at Southern Hemisphere 2014 and forward to Northern Hemisphere 2014/15
    The 2014 season saw a drop of about 7% in the total citrus exports of the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) member countries (Argentina, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and South Africa).

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  • Online market registrations for the citrus industry
    For markets that require pre-registration Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Directorate Plant Health (PH) agreed to introduce a web-based tool for PUC and orchard registrations for the 2015 citrus export season as an alternative to the manual systems used in previous years.

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  • 40 years in the citrus bug workshop: Peter Stephen, CRI
    A short autobiography by Peter Stephen after working 40 years for the citrus industry as an entomological technician. Peter currently works for Citrus Research International in Nelspruit.