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HORTGRO RESEARCH SHOWCASE 2023: A ROARING SUCCESS

To present years of work in five minutes is a big challenge for anyone. Yet, that is precisely what Hortgro Science asked researchers to do at this year’s Research Showcase. This was only the second time that the Showcase was…

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The Pro-Hort Ecophysiology Platform

A new Hortgro-funded initiative will extract more value from existing research investment. By Anna Mouton. South Africa has been called a world in one country partly thanks to our diverse natural environment. This might be great for tourists but poses…

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Laura Allderman retires

She steps down in December but her contributions to dormancy research will continue to help pome- and stone-fruit growers negotiate climate change for many years to come. By Anna Mouton. Western Cape winters are getting warmer and the application of…

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STUDIE VAN HORTOLOGIE BOU BEDRYF

Hortologie as studieveld het die afgelope twintig jaar aansienklik aantrekliker geword vir studente, sê prof. Wiehann Steyn, algemene bestuurder by Hortgro Science. “In 2004, byvoorbeeld, was daar net ses studente wat Hortologie 434 as vak aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch…

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Van appels en krokodille

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp Lae koue-behoefte appelkultivars, andersoortige windbrekers, innoverende meganisasie, hoë nektarienbome, en krokodille in besproeiingsdamme is maar van die interessante ervarings wat die Hortgro Science-span in Junie vanjaar op besoek aan die Limpopo gehad het. Op boordbesoek reg langs…

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Science in die Kloof

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp In Mei vanjaar het die hele span van Hortgro Science (Hugh Campbell, Wiehann Steyn, Matthew Addison en Marno van der Westhuizen) afgesak Langkloof toe. Tradisioneel besoek die span die Langkloof gewoonlik in Desember elke jaar wanneer die…

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Integrated Pest Management – Are we there yet?

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp As early as 2500 BC, Sumerian farmers used sulphur to control insects and mites on their crops, illustrating the long history of the use of chemicals in agriculture. Today, the drive to do away with agrichemicals has…

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Two entomologists receive SU research excellence awards

By Grethe Bestbier At the start of a new year, many people reflect on the successes and failures of the past. For two of Stellenbosch University’s researchers, their successes were rewarded with research excellence awards. Prof Pia Addison and Prof…

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Richard Hurndall’s deep footprints

Richard Hurndall recently received the Hortgro Chairman’s Award for 35 years of service to the industry. He is also a squash master and believes in work-life balance. Elise-Marie Steenkamp spoke to him shortly before his retirement. “We need you to…

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