Citrus Production E-learning Course

In light of measures put in by government regarding COVID-19, Citrus Academy is suspending all Citrus Short Courses until further notice. New dates will be scheduled in due course.

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The Citrus Production E-learning Course is aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of agricultural production practices and need to expand their understanding of citrus production.

The course is aimed at those who are new to the citrus industry, and whose responsibilities require for them to have a sound understanding of the technical aspects of the citrus value system, with particular focus on the production process.

The content covered on the course includes 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 and overview of the packing and export process.

The Citrus Production E-learning Course consists of the following modules:

  • 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
  • Weed control
  • Orchard sanitation
  • Citrus harvesting
  • Citrus postharvest processes

Programme Costs

Programme Fee: R2 875 (incl. VAT)

You can download the full Citrus Production E-learning information document here.

For international registrations, please be advised that learners will have to arrange their own courier for delivery of the resource pack. Please contact us should you have any queries in this regard.

For more information and to register, please visit www.citrusacademy.org.za
For enquiries, please contact  Nonhle Mbhele on 031 765 3410 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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