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Elgin Orchards shoots the lights out

Their Cripps Red block has surpassed a cumulative yield of 300 tonnes per hectare in its fourth leaf. Written by Anna Mouton.  A Cripps Red block at Elgin Orchards wowed participants at the Hortgro Technical Symposium pome-fruit field day in…

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Vote CAEO

The Cape Agri Employers Organisation or Kaapse Agri Werkgewersorganisasie (KAW) is a non-profit organisation lobbying for its members, helping to streamline and resolve labour-related and other issues in the complex world of agriculture. By Gerrit Rautenbach In 1996 the Marketing…

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Taai steenvrugseisoen agter die rug

Logistieke uitdagings het weereens vir produsente en bemarkers slapelose nagte besorg. “Dit was seker een van die moeilikste seisoene wat ons nog beleef het,” het Jacques du Preez, Hortgro se algemene bestuurder van handel en markte, by die onlangse afsluiting…

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Soil health — A generational decision

Soil health is central to Boschendal Estate’s holistic approach to farming. Written by Anna Mouton.  Boschendal is perhaps best known for its wines — the Estate was founded in 1685 and has been making wine for more than three centuries.…

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Market development campaigns

By Wilechia van der Westhuizen The market development campaign expanded during the 2023/2024 stone fruit season, running in six regions globally: the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. Middle East and locally within South Africa. The first-year campaign…

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Hortgro welcomes new Resource Management & Sustainability Manager

On 1 April 2024, Hortgro welcomed another passionate member to its team, to fill the role of Resource Management & Sustainability Manager. Nitasha Baijnath-Pillay is an Environmental Specialist who has served the Western Cape and the National Environmental Departments over…

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Transformation is a process, not an event

Hortgro, the South African deciduous fruit industry organisation, has invested nearly R50 million in bursary schemes over the past ten years. During 2023, 35 undergrad students from eight higher education institutions received financial aid to the value of R1.86m, while…

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The movement of food; logistics and food security

On 13 March, Hortgro attended the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA’s) Fresh Solutions event to learn about the latest developments in the logistics landscape, how to plan for exports ahead of a bumper deciduous season, as well as challenges with…

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10 years in the making: Caro Kapp’s PhD journey

Life realises itself in unexpected ways. Caro Kapp’s PhD journey is true to that. By Kyra Rensburg “In high school, I didn’t think I was smart, so I wasn’t planning on studying hefty degrees at university. I applied to do…

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The process behind Provar’s fruit tastings

Provar’s well-known fruit tastings showcase the latest cultivars and selections that belong to IP representatives and fruit breeders. The fruit tasting provides an opportunity for industry and consumers to taste, discuss and see the samples, simultaneously Provar gains valuable insight…

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