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1804, 2019

THE LATE GERRIT VAN DER MERWE

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This legend will always be remembered for a twinkle in his eye and a can do attitude. When a challenge arose he did not only approach it, but ran towards it in order to sort [...]

1804, 2019

Thrilling start to Free State Pink Lady season

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The start to the Pink Lady season in South Africa’s eastern Free State has been thrilling, with producers waiting on cooler temperatures for colour development which finally came about 10 days ago and last Monday [...]

1804, 2019

Ukraine almost doubled imports of citrus in March

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In the current season, Ukrainian consumers increasingly prefer exotic fruits, despite the fact that there are a sufficient number of local apples at an affordable price. According to EastFruit analysts , in March alone, importers [...]

1804, 2019

Critical Leaf Nutrient Thresholds to Diagnose Deficiencies in HLB Trees

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Recent HLB research efforts have focused on manipulating nutrient deficiencies with fertilizer applications to mitigate HLB symptoms and help keep affected trees alive and productive. Efficient diagnosis of nutrient imbalances in HLB-affected trees (both deficiencies [...]

1804, 2019

Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

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Sunraysia table grape grower Peter Argiro has built a new spray rig to apply bait sprays that will reduce his pest management costs in reducing fruit fly at his family vineyard. “We have 100 hectares of [...]

1804, 2019

HLB in SA: “It’s not if, but when.”

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The South African industry should be very concerned about Asian greening disease, Dr Vaughan Hattingh, CEO of Citrus Research International, told delegates of the recent citrus summit in Port Elizabeth. The South African arrival of [...]