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PROSPECTS FOR APPLE EXPORTS TO THAILAND PROGRESSING

Sixteen years after Thailand banned the import of South African deciduous fruit, due to an administrative error, negotiations are progressing in the right direction. At the time of the imposition of the ban on the exportation of South African fresh…

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130 jaar later staan Du Toits se vierde generasie sterk

Deur Jacques Dommisse Die sogenaamde en alombekende derdegenerasie-vloek – ’n fenomeen wêreldwyd dat sommige familiesake dan inplof – is in die 130ste bestaansjaar van die grootliks Ceres-gebaseerde en leidende Dutoit Groep-familieboerdery in die oortreffende trap en met vindingrykheid gesystap. Hennie…

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Kernvrugbedryf beleef stormagtige seisoen

Wydverspreide hael het beduidende verliese veroorsaak maar goeie reëns en koue bring gunstige vooruitsigte vir die komende seisoen. Deur Anna Mouton. Op 3 November 2022 is die Witzenbergvallei deur strawwe hael getref wat ernstige skade aan appel- en peerboorde berokken…

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PRODUSENTE GEMAAN OOR BOORDSANITASIE

FruitFly Africa (FFA) het onlangs aangedui dat boordsanitasie in sommige vrugte- en wynproduksiegebiede, aandag kort. Die gebiede sluit in: Hexriviervallei, Olifantsriviervallei, Benede-Oranjerivier, Elgin/Grabouw, Langkloof, Ceres, Wolseley en Tulbagh. FFA het begrip vir die legio uitdagings en ekonomiese druk wat tans…

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Mentorship is about “paying it forward”

By Kyra-Kay Rensburg Lona Odendaal has managed to secure 27 internships within the fruit industry, and more than half have gone on to complete graduate programmes and secure work within the industry. What is Odendaal’s recipe for success? She is…

Ceres, South Africa September 09: Christynn And Nigel Jacobs, Of Jacobs In Ceres, South Africa. (photo By Mark Ward/nevada Media

Jamming like a Jacobs

By Kara van der Berg Christynn and Nigel Jacobs bring a literal meaning to the saying “money for jam” with their jam business that started in their kitchen four years ago. The company has since grown out of its home…

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AGRI’S GOT TALENT 2022 WINNER – JASMINE BONES

Jasmine Bones, an orchardist from Witzenberg Properties, Ceres, dreamed of touching people’s lives and hearts with music. Last night at the Agri’s Got Talent grand finale, held at Goudini, she managed to achieve just that when she became the ninth…

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Goeie oeste maar geen wins

Bedryfsbekendes deel hulle teleurstelling oor die afgelope kernvrugseisoen. Deur Anna Mouton. Niemand kla oor die appel- en peeroeste van 2022 nie. Tonne pere per hektaar was omtrent 15% hoër in Ceres en 20%–30% hoër in Wolseley-Tulbagh en die Langkloof as…

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Value adding on fruit farms

Lox, stock and barrel Loxtonia cider of Ceres’ story by Gerrit Rautenbach. “The fact that we started making cider is because we’ve got sun in South Africa. An abundance of sun. Resulting in a high percentage of sunburn and related…

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News from our production regions

Langkloof Representative: Neil-Pierre Strydom The Langkloof had an above-average harvest this year. For the first time in years, all farmers had enough water in their dams to see the season through. On the Western side of the Kloof, rain decreased…

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