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“Two different markets” in Europe for South African green-skinned, Hass avocados South African avocado exporters shipping green-skinned varieties to the European market may have received highly lucrative prices last season, but this year the situation has been far less positive.  South African Avocado Growers’ Association chairperson Athol Currie told Fresh Fruit Portal the green-skinned market was currently…
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By Lindi Botha October 18, 2018 1:36 pm https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/agri-business/former-bank-boss-reuel-khozas-huge-avocado-investment/ After playing a significant role in corporate South Africa, Dr Reuel Khoza, former chairperson of Nedbank and Eskom, decided to turn his focus back to his roots in the farming sector. He spoke to Lindi Botha about practical transformation and taking hands with commercial farmers. Koeltehof…
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Article from : https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/641/187318.html South Africa’s macadamia industry is the largest producer globally, but its competitive advantage could be under threat due to a lack of collaboration with government. “For the long term, as an industry, we are not leveraging our reputation and premium supplier status in the global macadamia market as strategically as possible,” says…
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For the Love of Farming

RedSun Hortitech For the month of LOVE this February, the RedSun team would like to place emphasis on our genuine passion and love for all things farming! The love for growing and helping farmers grow from strength to strength with our trees, which have been grown and tended with the utmost care to ensure our…
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Dennis Fisher with Felix Instruments https://www.freshplaza.com/article/2197946/we-have-developed-an-instrument-to-measure-the-ripeness-of-avocados/ Avocados have different stages of ripening and growers, shippers, as well as retailers, want to offer an avocado at the perfect stage of ripening to ensure a high-quality eating experience. Felix Instruments is eager to announce it has developed an Avocado Quality Meter to gauge the ripeness of avocados,…
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By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist Printer Friendly Version Image by bugjuice Macadamia Plant Care: How To Grow Macadamia Trees The beautiful macadamia tree is the source of expensive but richly flavored nuts prized for their sweet, soft meat. These trees are warm region plants only, but growing macadamia nuts in southern California and…
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Article extracted from: https://www.agtag.co.za/category/14/post/21557 In the last decade there has been a 112% increase in the volumes of macadamias exported around the world. Photo supplied Afgriland January/February 2019 Nuts and its health benefits are widely understood. The 60% rise in global tree nut consumption is testament to consumers increasingly opting for healthier food choices. Growth…
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A new technique to grow avocados faster means that shortages of this popular fruit might soon be a thing of the past. Tests and research are to start soon. These should help avocado farmers expand their plantations and production at an accelerated pace. The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) in Australia is…
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STATISTICS ON THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN MACADAMIA INDUSTRY Updated 14 May 2018 NEW PLANTINGS According to the latest tree sales data received from nurseries for 2017, the Macadamia industry is still growing rapidly. In 2017 the Southern African Macadamia Industry planted 5000 new hectares Macadamias. Mpumalanga remains the major production region in South Africa, still with…
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It may surprise you to know that our little country, South Africa is the largest macadamia nut producer in the world with production increasing by 4000 Hectares a year. They’re mostly grown in the Limpopo region as they do well in more tropical areas where avocados, papayas, mangoes and bananas are grown. ALSO READ: How much of our yearly avocado crop…
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