Tunisian citrus exports to increase in 2018

The Tunisian government says it expects citrus exports to rise to 20 000 tons in the 2017/’18 farming season, which is up from 18 800 tonnes in the last season. According to new statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, there has been a surge in fresh…

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Making light work of spraying

This trailer sprayer, designed by a South African farmer, can be hitched to a quadbike and is capable of spraying 1 ha of citrus trees within 7 minutes. Fruit flies, false codling moth and black spot are on ongoing problem for citrus farmers in the Sundays River Valley in the…

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New deal could show the way to successful SA land reform

A company is developing a new R 300-million (US$ 22-million) black empowerment in the Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. It could be the blueprint for future empowerment projects in the South African agricultural sector. The Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC), harvesting 10% of South African…

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