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Hortgro’s Dr Xolani Siboza graduates his first MSc student

By Kara van der Berg Hortgro’s Dr Xolani Siboza’s first MScAgric student, Dian Craven, graduated from Stellenbosch University on 4 April. Dr Siboza is a Hortgro-seconded researcher in the Department of Horticultural Science at Stellenbosch University where Craven conducted his study.…

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Prof. Karen Theron retires

But due to industry demands, she is busier than ever! By Anna Mouton A respected scientist and academic Prof. Karen Theron recently retired from the Department of Horticultural Science at Stellenbosch University, where she held the Hortgro Chair in Applied…

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Elke Crouch: it’s about finding out why things go wrong

By Engela Duvenage Dr Elke Crouch, newly appointed Postharvest Physiology Research Chair in Deciduous Fruit at Stellenbosch University (SU), unequivocally loves her work in the fruit industry. For one, it allows her to work closely with people who have over…

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SURVEY TO DETERMINE A BASELINE OF CRIME IN RURAL AREAS OF THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

HORTGRO supports a study by Dr Daan Louw investigating crime in rural areas of the Western Cape. Please find the rationale and background information for the study, below. Letter of introduction: letter-introduction-oabs-signed WCDoA safety benchmark: wcdoa-safety-benchmark-introduction-may-2020 Rural safety baseline: rural-safety-baseline-bidders-briefing-session-final…

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At least wash your hands better, asks microbiologist

Despite all the technological advances of the past century, there is one basic thing that people have simply not yet managed to learn: to wash their hands. Diseases and germs will not spread so widely if people can only start…

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CA FACILITY CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY

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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HORTGRO MEETS WITH SU RECTOR

Procuring academic excellence to solve industry problems A team from Hortgro recently met with Stellenbosch University (SU) Rector, Prof Wim de Villiers, and his senior management team to align the strategic goals of both parties. Hortgro’s current investment in research…

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