February 22, 2019

Brexit a hot topic for SA fruit exporters

Brexit is currently a hot topic and South African fruit exporters are watching closely to see how it might influence the value of the pound, according to Roelf Pienaar, managing director of deciduous fruit marketing body […]
February 15, 2019

South Africa: Late grape regions going well

The two early production regions of the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI), the Northern Provinces and Orange River are nearly done packing. The 1st Crop Estimate for the 2018/2019 season remains unchanged with volumes estimated […]
February 13, 2019

Mixed picture for Southern Hemisphere pome fruit production

Southern Hemisphere production of apples and pears are both forecast to rise by 2% year-on-year in 2019, but individual countries are expecting some significant increases and decreases. The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) said total […]
February 8, 2019

New net solution to protect fruit from sunburn

Some growers in the Southern Cape are using nets that can easily be draped over tree rows to protect pome fruit against sunburn. Apart from their convenience and flexibility, the new nets cost a fraction of […]