South Africa’s stone fruit growers are meeting this week to take stock of a season which has been severely taxing. It is clear that plums bore the brunt of water shortages, hail, sunburn and a host of other problems during the season. Hortgro’s Jacques du Preez says the industry will now discuss the season in detail. This post-mortem will include the possible long term impact of the drought. While elsewhere in the country there has been good rain, the Cape has had nothing yet this autumn. Click here to read the full article. – FruitNet