Monthly Archives: June 2016

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EU’s decision on citrus black spot has ended uncertainty

By | June 20th, 2016|SA Industry News|

The European Commission's decision on citrus black spot has ended uncertainty, but the future of the industry hangs in the balance, the Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa (CGA) said recently. The European Commission's standing committee on plant health endorsed stricter import requirements for South African citrus fruit to Europe. "These emergency measures are being [...]

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Granny Smith’s descendant turns 95

By | June 20th, 2016|Global Industry News|

95 years young: Violet Davis has lived in Wentworthville for most of her life and is a descendant of Maria Ann Smith, famous for her green apples. The great, great granddaughter of the discoverer of the Granny Smith apple turned 95 this month. She celebrated her birthday on June 10 playing bingo with her friends. Her great, [...]

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Global lemon squeeze causes supermarket prices to soar in UK

By | June 7th, 2016|Global Industry News|

Cocktail drinkers in the UK may be left with a sour taste in their mouths this summer, as unseasonable weather and poor lemon harvests threaten to squeeze the industry dry. Supplies of the favourite drinks accompaniment have been blighted by poor harvests in key crop growing regions, where severe frosts and an unusually warm spring [...]

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EU confirms protection for the Tango mandarin against the Nadorcott

By | June 7th, 2016|SA Industry News|

The Tango mandarin (Tang Gold in Spain) has the protection from the Community, Spain, South Africa, the US, and it is recognized by nine other citrus producers. On May 31, the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office announced its decision of upholding the arguments that the University of California Riverside (UCR) and [...]

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Citrus project for offenders

By | June 7th, 2016|SA Industry News|

An empowerment programme in the production of citrus and vegetables at the Patensie Correctional Centre in the Eastern Cape is paying dividends for offenders. Not only do they learn new skills, but their work is also saving the Department of Correctional Services money . Last year, more than 192 000 kg of citrus was harvested. [...]

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