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A short history of CA in South Africa

By Engela Duvenage A veritable trip down memory lane – that’s what Dr Elke Crouch recently went on while preparing for her new responsibilities as Post-Harvest Physiology Research Chair in Deciduous Fruit at Stellenbosch University. She set off for the…

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The magical mystery of an apple’s sleep

It might have been an apple that Snow White bit into that sent her into a death-like sleep but, this notion of suspended animation is not the stuff of fairytales nor science-fiction stories.  Apples, one of the most popular fruit…

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Elke Crouch: it’s about finding out why things go wrong

By Engela Duvenage Dr Elke Crouch, newly appointed Postharvest Physiology Research Chair in Deciduous Fruit at Stellenbosch University (SU), unequivocally loves her work in the fruit industry. For one, it allows her to work closely with people who have over…

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STORAGE IS KEY

By Gerrit Rautenbach It might be so that growing and nurturing fruit until those beauties are harvested is the essence, the stress and the risk of farming fruit. But not the essence, the stress and the risk of the actual…

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