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Hortgro Pome and Stone Budgets 2021-2022

During September 2021 the following information was shared with the respective Hortgro Pome and Hortgro Stone producer councils regarding the 2021-22 budgets: Council members received the draft 2021-2022 budgets for discussion/approval at the two council meetings (Stone, 8 September and Pome,…

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Langkloof fruit farmers weathering the storms

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp On 13 January 2021, the Langkloof in the Eastern Cape experienced a severe hail storm that damaged in the order of 1000 hectares of apple, pear and stone fruit orchards.  These orchards account for 20% of the…

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After a prolonged and intensive process of negotiations between Hortgro and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), the Hortgro Pome and Stone Fruit Boards have made a decision that the industry should dis-engage itself from the ARC breeding programme with immediate…

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The state-of-the-art controlled atmosphere (CA) facility at Stellenbosch University’s Horticultural Sciences’ celebrated its first birthday this year. The CA facility was made possible through an industry donation by Hortgro Pome who made the investment of R2.5m last year and aims…

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Gerard Cooke is off to enjoy the fruit of his labour

By Gerrit Rautenbach He is formally leaving the world of fruit after a long and adventurous journey. You could say it began when Granny Smith was still a teenager, but more accurately, it was in 1976 when he started working…

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RENEWAL OF STATUTORY MEASURES – PERIOD 2019 – 2023 During the Hortgro Pome and Stone Fruit Producer Council meetings in September 2018, it was agreed that Hortgro proceeds with the process to renew statutory measures, including a new levy cycle,…

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