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Many Cultivars limited resources

AHortgro-funded project initiated by independent cultivar-evaluation company Provar aims to create an economic model to help growers compare the merits of new cultivars. Provar intern Maréze Smit is developing the model for her MSc in agricultural economics, under the supervision of Dr Willem Hoffmann of Stellenbosch University and the co-supervision of Dr Iwan Labuschagne of Provar. The project initially looked at apples and plums.