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Pro-Hort Launch Event | 11 October 2019 10:00am

Pro-Hort Launch Event | 11 October 2019 10:00am

Oct 1, 2019 by Provar Evaluation Team

Join us for the official launch of the Pro-Hort Independent Evaluation Programme, a joint project between Provar and Hortgro to independently evaluate new pome and stone fruit cultivars in sites representative of the South African industry’s production areas.

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Landbouweekblad artikel "Bedryf pluk vrugte van onafhanklike evaluering"

Landbouweekblad artikel "Bedryf pluk vrugte van onafhanklike evaluering"

Mar 29, 2019 by Dr. Amelia Genis

Provar featured in an article, "Bedryf pluk die vrugte van onafhanklike evaluering", published by Amelia Genis on the 29th of March in the Landbou Weekblad issue nr.2098.





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SAFJ article 'Going Back to our Roots'

SAFJ article 'Going Back to our Roots'

Dec 4, 2018 by SAFJ

Provar featured in an article, "Going Back to our Roots", published by SAFJ in the October-November 2018 issue.

In view of replacement expenses of old cultivars in vineyards and to ensure economic and environmentally sustainable table and raisin grape production, appropriate rootstock and cultivar choice has become a critical factor to take into consideration during planning of new plantings.

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Eurofruit article 'The future starts here'

Eurofruit article 'The future starts here'

May 8, 2018 by Eurofruit

Provar featured in an article, "The future starts here", published by Eurofruit in April 2018.

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Choosing The Correct Plum Pollinator

Choosing The Correct Plum Pollinator

Jun 22, 2017 by Carl Hörstmann

Most of the commonly grown plum cultivars grown in South Africa require a cross-pollinator to effectively set fruit. The accompanying table has arranged a large number of plum cultivars grown in South Africa, roughly according to flowering window with a coloured indicator of genetic relationship.

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A New way of Thinking about Cultivar Evaluation

A New way of Thinking about Cultivar Evaluation

Jun 13, 2017 by Iwan Labuschagne, Human Steenkamp

In industry, formal cultivar evaluation is supported by various in-season, open and closed (invitation only) “Fruit Tastings”, that can be attended by South African Fruit producers and interested parties. These tastings remain one of the best possible platforms for various Breeders, IP managers and License holders to showcase their latest varieties and selections. A fruit tasting is all about presenting the best possible product at a specified harvest time, normally on a weekly basis. It is intended to give the producer a broad overview of what’s new, and to add the perspective of “what is out there” for planting. During these tastings, the producer can add value to his or her basket of knowledge if the correct tools are applied to make informed decisions. If information gathered during these tastings is applied without proper insight and advice, it may add to the new cultivar conundrum.

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SA Fruit Journal Media Release Apr/May 2017

SA Fruit Journal Media Release Apr/May 2017

May 17, 2017 by Carl Hörstmann

An article was published in the Apr/May 2017 SA Fruit Journal.

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Hortgro Science Fresh Notes: Choosing The Correct Pollinator

Hortgro Science Fresh Notes: Choosing The Correct Pollinator

Mar 8, 2017 by Carl Hörstmann

An article was published by Hortgro Science on 7 March 2017.

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SA Fruit Journal Media Release Feb/March 2017

SA Fruit Journal Media Release Feb/March 2017

Feb 2, 2017 by Iwan Labuschagne

An article was published in the Oct/Nov 2016 SA Fruit Journal.

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SA Fruit Journal Media Release Oct/Nov 2016

SA Fruit Journal Media Release Oct/Nov 2016

Oct 2, 2016 by Iwan Labuschagne

An article was published in the Oct/Nov 2016 SA Fruit Journal.

"Met boordaanplantingskostes wat produsente meer as R300 000 per hektaar uit die sak kan jaag, moet produsente alle moontlike risiko’s beperk. Provar poog om hierdie risikos te verminder deur middel van onafhanklike kultivar evaulasie."

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