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VERRASSINGS IN LANDBOU SELDE ‘N GOEIE DING

VERRASSINGS IN LANDBOU SELDE ‘N GOEIE DING

May 29, 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. Ongeveer vyftien persent minder kartonne het die land verlaat as wat, gegewe die produksie-potensiaal, verwag is. Read More
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Die Reis Van ‘n Nuwe Kultivar

Die Reis Van ‘n Nuwe Kultivar

Apr 30, 2020 by Elise-Marie Steenkamp

Hortgro begin ‘n nuwe reeks oor kultivarsoorte, die belangrikheid van evaluering en alles wat produsente behoort te weet, voordat hulle koop en plant. In die eerste artikel praat ons met Carl Hörstmann, plantnavorser by Provar en wou by hom weet, hoe dit gebeur dat nuwe kultivars ontwikkel word? Read More

BOLAND LANDBOUSKOOL HUISVES PRO-HORT EVALUASIEBLOKKE

BOLAND LANDBOUSKOOL HUISVES PRO-HORT EVALUASIEBLOKKE

Mar 2, 2020 by Elise-Marie Steenkamp

Dit is die eerste keer dat ‘n skool gaan deel wees van die projek. Pro-Hort, ‘n samewerkingsprogram tussen Hortgro en Provar is verlede jaar geloods, met die doel om produsente te bemagtig deurdat kultivar-evaluasies noukeurig en onafhanklik gedoen word en produsente nie verkeerde kultivars vir ‘n klimaatstreek aanplant nie. Read More

 Future Scenarios Of Climate Change Research

Future Scenarios Of Climate Change Research

Dec 4, 2019 by Fresh Quarterly

Two projects were recently approved by HortgroScience where Provar in association with Stellenbosch University will investigate the influence of climate and growing area on fruit tree adaptation. These projects will set a sound foundation for advanced research on future scenarios of climate change impacts under South African growing conditions. Read more about one of these projects.

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PRO-HORT PUTS THE VALUE BACK IN EVALUATION

PRO-HORT PUTS THE VALUE BACK IN EVALUATION

Nov 1, 2019 by Anna Mouton

Provar in association with the SA deciduous Fruit Industry, initiated a new programme aiming towards the empowerment of producers by generating accurate evaluation information on which to base their cultivar selection. This new programme was recently launched at the Klipboschlaagte evaluation orchard near Ashton, Western Cape, South Africa.

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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.

You can download the full article below.

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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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