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202003 Fresh Quarterly Issue 8 04 A Tale Of Two Flies

BACTROCERA DORSALIS

On 27 July 2021, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development received a request from FruitFly Africa (Pty) Ltd (FFA) for the implementation, of a new area based, per hectare ad hoc, statutory levy for the funding of…

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202103 Fresh Quarterly Issue 12 03 Raising The Bar

Raising the bar

What comes next for the Orchard of the Future? By Glenneis Kriel and Wiehann Steyn. The Orchard of the Future programme was considered revolutionary when it was launched in 2010, but innovations associated with the participating orchards have since become…

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202009 Fresh Quarterly Issue 10 03 Five Factors Affecting Fruit Set

Five factors affecting fruit set

Expert advice on getting the best out of your Japanese plums. By Anna Mouton. The past season was remarkable for the disastrous set in certain Japanese plum cultivars in some areas, most notably the Breede River Valley and Klein Karoo.…

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202006 Fresh Quarterly Issue 9 06 Future Proofing Pest Management

Future-proofing pest management

Research in biological control is shaping the next agricultural revolution. By Anna Mouton. The so-called green revolution of the sixties gave the world mind-boggling advances in agriculture. Crop production boomed thanks to the development of new varieties and cultivation methods…

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202003 Fresh Quarterly Issue 8 04 A Tale Of Two Flies

A tale of two flies

How Oriental fruit flies differ from Mediterranean fruit flies. By Grethe Bestbier. The Mediterranean fruit fly has long been established across South Africa and now a new kid on the block has appeared: the Oriental fruit fly. While both Mediterranean…

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202003 Fresh Quarterly Issue 8 05 Going The Distance

Going the distance

Factors influencing dispersal in Oriental fruit flies. By Grethe Bestbier. “At the moment the Western Cape is an Oriental fruit fly free area, and we want to maintain it like that,” says Prof. Chris Weldon from the Department of Zoology…

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