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Packhouses help growers out

Elgin packhouses empowered growers to irrigate their orchards during load-shedding. By Anna Mouton Two Elgin packhouses — Fruitways and Kromco — assisted growers this past season by providing two generators to the Groenland Water User Association (GWUA). To understand how…

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Adriaan Theron lei ‘Store-It Group’

Adriaan Theron was een van Hortgro Science se beurshouers, wat nou ‘n leidende rol in die na-oes kant van die bedryf speel. Hortgro het vir Adriaan gevra om meer oor homself, asook die werk van die Store-It Group,  te vertel.…

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Cliffhanger finish for pome fruit season

The technical production story of the recent pome fruit season concluded with a fairly happy ending given plot twists such as extreme weather events, “reliable” cultivars underperforming, and a global pandemic that almost single-handedly disrupted the fruit value chain. Despite…

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Fire risk insurance panel discussion

Earlier this month the Global Cold Chain Alliance held a panel discussion in Cape Town about ‘Fire Risk Insurance Challenges for Refrigerated Warehouses’. The panel discussion was arranged to share information on property insurance and risk challenges related to fire…

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Increasing difficulties with specifically fire insurance are giving many fruit industry stakeholders a headache. Alarming concerns include trends such as insurance policy cancellations or non-renewals and tripled premium rates for those seeking new policies; insurance companies willing to cover high-risk…

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Pome Fruit Packhouse & Cold Storage Water Risks

Water risks for pome fruit packhouses  Blue North Sustainability was contracted by the Packhouse Action Group (PAG) to conduct a study on the water risks faced by pome fruit packhouses and cold storage operations. Find an infographic summary of the…

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