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Fungus causing root and crown rot newly detected in SA’s papayas

Several papaya plants (Carica papaya L.) with symptoms of extensive crown and root rot, which caused plants in orchards to collapse, were...

Agri Western Cape honours industry role-players

During Agri Western Cape’s gala dinner on 25 November honorary awards were made to industry role-players for their involvement with Agri Western...

Witte Wijn apples grow in South African soil once again

While we don’t know for how many years the Witte Wijn apple, the first-ever apple variety picked in the Cape in 1662,...

Ceres Fruit Growers awards top producers

Despite the impact of COVID-19, South Africa’s apple and pear growers have had a good year with one of the biggest harvests...

First shipment of Zambian blueberries soon off to China

Zambian president, Edgar Lungu, will officiate the flagging-off ceremony marking the inaugural export of Zambian-grown fresh blueberries to China. The ceremony will...

Ross Berries: Seizure of blueberries is unlawful

Where is the evidence? This is the question that is repeatedly being asked by Ross Berries in lieu of the seizure of...

Stone fruit: SA export estimate better than last year

The 2020/21 season is upon us and the stone fruit forecast and overall estimate volumes are looking much better compared to the...

Fresh Del Monte launches an exclusive pink pineapple

The article ‘New pineapple with pink interior launched’ was originally published by Fresh Plaza. Read the original article here.

Laastedrif seasonal workers may soon take up full-time employment

Agriculture, and fruit growers in particular, have seasonal peaks where additional workers are required to pick the orchards and fields before the...

Deciduous fruit industry recognises excellence

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has forced the South African deciduous fruit industry to present its annual awards digitally this year. “We decided...