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ISO Certification Letter

ISO Certification Letter

May 13, 2022 by Mike Green

IMSM Limited is currently assisting the above organisation in the preparation, documentation and implementation of a management system to address the requirements identified in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015. Read More
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RESEARCHER

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RESEARCHER

Mar 1, 2022 by Kara

The average person might complain about their nine-to-five jobs, but that pales in comparison to the work hours of the researchers at Provar. One such researcher is Anika Kock. She and her colleagues are currently working – among other things – to collect data for the Pro-Hort program. This collaboration between Hortgro and Provar aims to generate accurate information on which to base cultivar selection. Read More

New Culteva module to launch early 2022

New Culteva module to launch early 2022

Jan 10, 2022 by Nichola McGregor

Culteva, the data collection tool has been on the market since August 2018. It started as an in-house software program for Provar (https://provar.co.za/) until the commercial potential was realised. Read More

Provar 2021 Pome Fruit Tasting Results

Provar 2021 Pome Fruit Tasting Results

Dec 15, 2021 by Iwan Labuschagne

In industry, formal independent fruit cultivar evaluation by Provar is supported by various in-season 'Fruit Tastings' to showcase the latest cultivars and selections belonging to IP representatives and fruit breeders. Read More

Young and Old Working together

Young and Old Working together

Aug 18, 2021 by Elise-Marie Steenkamp

We spoke to four youngsters who have found an accidental home in agriculture: Tristan Dorfl ing (28) from Durbanville, Anika Kock (24) from Belville, Mthokozisi Sishuba (29) from the Eastern Cape, and Chad van Wyk (27) from Cape Town. Mtho has been appointed as an intern at Provar, while Tristan, Anika and Chad are horticulture students all studying towards their master’s degree at Stellenbosch University (SU). All four are currently working on an industry-funded project about fruit-type adaptability and evaluation under the watchful, experienced eye of Dr Iwan Labuschagne from Provar and Dr Esmé Louw from the Department of Horticultural Science, SU. Read More

YOUNG AND OLD NEED TO WORK TOGETHER

YOUNG AND OLD NEED TO WORK TOGETHER

Apr 30, 2021 by Elise-Marie Steenkamp

More and more young people, many of whom have no farming experience, are drawn to the agriculture sector. With youth month around the corner, we spoke to four youngsters that have found an accidental home in agriculture. Read More

License to do research

License to do research

Apr 30, 2021 by Elise-Marie Steenkamp

In March this year, Hortgro and Provar, launched “Fruit tasting in the orchard” exhibitions in Ceres and Grabouw to give producers a chance to taste and experience new cultivars that are currently being evaluated by Provar. Read More

Culteva™ platform allows fruit evaluators and breeders ease of data collection & report-creation

Culteva™ platform allows fruit evaluators and breeders ease of data collection & report-creation

Apr 20, 2021 by Carolize Jansen

Provar, South Africa's independent new variety evaluation company, developed an inhouse evaluation data collection and reporting platform, called Culteva, for their own use. It has proven to be successful and has been adopted by a number of local and international clients, the company says. Read More

Independent cultivar evaluation gives growers peace of mind

Independent cultivar evaluation gives growers peace of mind

Dec 22, 2020 by Carolize Jansen

Over the eight years between 2011 to 2019, more than 830 peach varieties were imported into South Africa, with apples not far behind at 782 new varieties (right: Provar evaluation of new peach varieties). Read More

Die Gevaar En Gewin Van Nuwe Kultivars

Die Gevaar En Gewin Van Nuwe Kultivars

Dec 7, 2020 by Anna Mouton

“Ek het in die twintig jaar wat ek boer al amper 150 hektaar vrugte geplant,” vertel Hendrik Pohl, ZZ2 se produksiebestuurder op Bokveldskloof, Ceres. “My pa het bykans niks geplant nie, want hy’t geboer met die bome wat die vorige generasie geplant het. Maar nou leef ons in ’n tyd waar, hier’s boorde wat ek geplant het wat ek al uitgetrek het en weer geplant het.” Read More

Verrassings in landbou selde ’n goeie ding

Verrassings in landbou selde ’n goeie ding

Oct 14, 2020 by Anna Mouton

Pruimprodusente is die afgelope seisoen onkant gevang deur die wisselvallige klimaat. Twee hittegolwe in die lente tesame met kwaai wind gedurende vroeë vrugontwikkeling het tot teleurstellende volumes uitvoerpruime bygedra. Read More