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201912 Fresh Quarterly Issue 7 05 False Codling Moth

False codling moth

What growers need to know about control. By Anna Mouton. False codling moth is — you guessed it — a moth and it belongs to the family Tortricidae. Its relatives include other important agricultural pests such as codling moth, Oriental…

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201912 Fresh Quarterly Issue 7 08 Looking To The Future

Looking to the future

Developing a South African phenophase-temperature database. By Anna Mouton. A need to better understand seasonal temperatures and bud break in pome and stone fruit has inspired a new project that aims to establish a phenophase-temperature database. The project is jointly…

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201909 Fresh Quarterly Issue 6 04 Getting More Out Of Monitoring

Getting more out of monitoring

Is there a missed opportunity? Hugh Campbell, general manager of Hortgro Science, asks whether monitoring represents missed opportunities. In an interview with Fresh Quarterly, he shared his thoughts on the potential of a standardised monitoring system where data is captured…

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201812 Fresh Quarterly Issue 3 02 Fruit Flies

Fruit flies

Keeping your orchard pest-free. By Dane McDonald. It is the trouble every fruit grower is trying to avoid— finding a fruit-fly larva— just one hit can ruin the day, if not the entire season. “Nobody wants a maggot in their…

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20190604 Fresh Quarterly Issue 5 10 Biological Control Of Fruit Flies

Biological control of fruit flies

Researchers turn to nature for help. By Engela Duvenage. Does nature provide its own little helpers to support the South African agricultural sector in controlling its fruit fly problem? Indeed, said Dr Pia Addison, upon reflecting on four years of…

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201806 Fresh Quarterly Issue 01 06 Yin And Yang

Yin and yang

Understanding the cold sterilisation of dual-temperature plums. By Esté Beerwinkel. Yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite forces may actually be complementary. Dual-temperature plums need both moderate and cold temperatures to be successful on the international markets. In this Q&A,…

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20190604 Fresh Quarterly Issue 5 10 Biological Control Of Fruit Flies

Soil’s Trojan horse

Is an affordable and effective biocontrol method at hand for the deciduous-fruit industry? After more than a decade of researching entomopathogenic nematodes, two Stellenbosch University researchers seem to think so. By Esté Beerwinkel. It’s dark. A population of false codling…

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