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By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The Pro-Hort programme and the future of the deciduous fruit industry In March this year, Hortgro and Provar, launched “Fruit tasting in the orchard” exhibitions in Ceres and Grabouw to give producers a chance to taste and…

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The value of independent evaluation in 2020

Provar was established in 2013 as a cultivar development and support company, with a focus on independent, objective, and scientific evaluation and data management; in order to ensure complete independence and facilitating buy-in of potential clients. In 2015 Hortgro Pome,…

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Verrassings in landbou selde ‘n goeie ding

Beperk risiko’s deur kultivar-evaluasie Deur Anna Mouton Pruimprodusente is die afgelope seisoen onkant gevang deur die wisselvallige klimaat. Twee hittegolwe in die lente tesame met kwaai wind gedurende vroeë vrugontwikkeling het tot teleurstellende volumes uitvoerpruime bygedra. Ongeveer vyftien persent minder…

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Die reis van ‘n nuwe kultivar

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp “’n Reis van ’n duisend myl begin met ‘n enkele tree,” het die Chinese wysgeer Confucius gesê. Welliswaar is dit ook die geval met die vestiging van ‘n nuwe kultivar, soos die meeste planttelers jou sal vertel.…

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Boland Landbouskool huisves Pro-Hort evaluasieblokke

Die Boland Landbouskool buite die Paarl gaan voortaan proefblokke huisves as deel van die Pro-Hort kultivar-evalueringsprogram. Dit is die eerste keer dat 'n skool gaan deel wees van die projek. Pro-Hort, 'n samewerkingsprogram tussen Hortgro en Provar is verlede jaar…

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Pro-Hort puts the value back in evaluation

Anna Mouton reports on a new programme that empowers producers to select cultivars wisely. A new programme for the evaluation of pome and stone fruit cultivars was recently launched at Klipboschlaagte near Ashton. The Pro-Hort programme is the result of…

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