Citrus Academy is launching the Citrus Short Course!

on Wednesday, 26 September 2018. Posted in General

The Citrus Short Course is a high-level programme aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of agricultural production practices and needs to expand their understanding of citrus production. The programme covers all aspects of citrus production, including the history of the industry, the roles of industry organisations, citrus production practices, and the citrus export value chain.

Programme Content

  • Introduction to citrus production
  • The South African citrus industry
  • Citrus distribution and production
  • Citrus value chain
  • Citrus phenology
  • Citrus varieties and cultivars
  • Citrus rootstocks
  • Propagation of citrus trees
  • Land preparation and planting
  • Irrigation
  • Citrus plant nutrition
  • Citrus pruning
  • Citrus pest monitoring (scouting)
  • Major citrus pests
  • Minor citrus pests
  • Citrus diseases
  • Orchard sanitation
  • Citrus harvesting
  • Citrus postharvest practices

Each workshop consists of two days’ classroom learning and a site visit at local orchards on the morning of the third day. The purpose of the site visit is to give attendants the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge they have gained in the first two days.

You can download the full Citrus Short Course information document here. Click here to register!

For enquiries, please contact Sive Silo at 031 765 3410 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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