Monthly Archives: April 2017

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SA Navel exports from Eastern Cape possibly 50% down

By | April 25th, 2017|SA Industry News|

South Africa, the biggest exporter of Navel oranges in the Southern Hemisphere, has a problem: the skin of early and mid-season Navel varieties are splitting on the underside and there is an unprecedented level of fruit drop; so much so that Eastern Cape growers reckon there might be up to 50% or even less class [...]

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Microbes could be a more environmental form of pest control in Africa

By | April 12th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Microscopic soil organisms could be an environmentally friendly way to control crop pests and diseases and even protect agriculture against the impacts of climate change, a leading researcher says. Africa is battling an outbreak of trans-boundary pests and diseases like the invasive South America fall army worm (FAW), tomato leaf miner and the TR4 which [...]

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Five invasive species cost African farmers $1bn every year

By | April 12th, 2017|Global Industry News|

According to new research from CABI just five invasive species are causing up to US$0.9 – 1.1 billion in economic losses to smallholder farmers across six eastern African countries each year, equating to 1.8% – 2.2% of total agricultural GDP for the region. These losses are expected to grow to $1.0 – 1.2 billion per [...]

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A legend is born

By | April 3rd, 2017|SA Industry News|

Our legend was born and bred in the Eastern Cape Midlands. He was awarded a Citrus Exchange bursary and completed a B.Sc. degree at Stellenbosch University. Here, his activities in the class-room, on the sports field and in leadership roles were pursued with typical enthusiasm and distinction. In 1990, he took up a position as [...]

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