Maluma Avocado Symposium 2020

Jorge Escobar, Maluma license holder for Chile.
Jorge Escobar, Maluma license holder for Chile.
'2020 Maluma' read the box arrangement.
'2020 Maluma' read the box arrangement.
The knobbly, dark skin of a ripe Maluma. Dr André Ernst explained that when there are fruit starting to colour up in the orchard, they can be select-picked for local ripening programmes (export fruit are always sent green).
The knobbly, dark skin of a ripe Maluma. Dr André Ernst explained that when there are fruit starting to colour up in the orchard, they can be select-picked for local ripening programmes (export fruit are always sent green).
Jasper Raats, Limpopo correspondent for the Landbouweekblad with Jacques Snyman of Tzaneen-based AgriBulletin.
Jasper Raats, Limpopo correspondent for the Landbouweekblad with Jacques Snyman of Tzaneen-based AgriBulletin.
May Krugel, brand strategy consultant, with Con-Faan Kruger.
May Krugel, brand strategy consultant, with Con-Faan Kruger.
Father and son Mandla and Remofilwe Mooko of Baleti Estate, an avocado, macadamia and dragonfruit farm in Modjadjiskloof.
Father and son Mandla and Remofilwe Mooko of Baleti Estate, an avocado, macadamia and dragonfruit farm in Modjadjiskloof.
Danie Naudé, Adri du Plooy and Wynand Espach of Amorentia Estate, Politsi, with their dragonfruit.
Danie Naudé, Adri du Plooy and Wynand Espach of Amorentia Estate, Politsi, with their dragonfruit.
Agustín Grau Alventosa of Avocados Valencia.
Agustín Grau Alventosa of Avocados Valencia.
Arcenion Ferraz and Alberto Londa of the Angolan Ministry for Agriculture.
Arcenion Ferraz and Alberto Londa of the Angolan Ministry for Agriculture.
Macdonald Makoro from Santam and Mlungisi Mukansi of Manela Spruit Estate, a mango and avocado farm.
Macdonald Makoro from Santam and Mlungisi Mukansi of Manela Spruit Estate, a mango and avocado farm.
Simon Tattersall, managing director of Afrupro avocado and litchi marketer, receiving a token of appreciation from Dr André Ernst of Allesbeste Boerdery
Simon Tattersall, managing director of Afrupro avocado and litchi marketer, receiving a token of appreciation from Dr André Ernst of Allesbeste Boerdery
Prof Neena Mitter of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, on the many avenues in avocado research they are following.
Prof Neena Mitter of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, on the many avenues in avocado research they are following.
Dr Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage, from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage, from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Riaan Genis, a Westfalia farm manager, Rob Morris of Nikiwe Consulting and André Lutge, also a Westfalia farm manager.
Riaan Genis, a Westfalia farm manager, Rob Morris of Nikiwe Consulting and André Lutge, also a Westfalia farm manager.
Piet Visser and Andries van Tonder of Nulandis with Jacques Landman of Agri Technovation.
Piet Visser and Andries van Tonder of Nulandis with Jacques Landman of Agri Technovation.
Julius Heyneke with the GR5 degreaser, a multi-purpose cleaning product.
Julius Heyneke with the GR5 degreaser, a multi-purpose cleaning product.
Hansie Grobler of Afrupro, Jacques Engelbrecht of Alvangel Tzaneen and Stefan Goosen of Mafroda.
Hansie Grobler of Afrupro, Jacques Engelbrecht of Alvangel Tzaneen and Stefan Goosen of Mafroda.
Jacques Swanepoel of Nulandis with Ricky Schnetler of ZZ2.
Jacques Swanepoel of Nulandis with Ricky Schnetler of ZZ2.
Advisers from the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Matshego Motupa, Mmakolwane Raseasala, Daniel Baloyi and Malebitsi Nghatsane.
Advisers from the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Matshego Motupa, Mmakolwane Raseasala, Daniel Baloyi and Malebitsi Nghatsane.
Renier Esterhuizen and Louis Olivier of Tag Consulting with Christa De La Port of Subtrop, the umbrella organisation for subtropical fruit.
Renier Esterhuizen and Louis Olivier of Tag Consulting with Christa De La Port of Subtrop, the umbrella organisation for subtropical fruit.
From ZZ2: Hendus Janse van Rensburg and Francois Schwalb.
From ZZ2: Hendus Janse van Rensburg and Francois Schwalb.
Arno de Klerk, Tumi Kgasago, Melanie Wiggill, Komal Dhoolab, Gerhard Meyer and Yolanda Meyer, all representing First National Bank.
Arno de Klerk, Tumi Kgasago, Melanie Wiggill, Komal Dhoolab, Gerhard Meyer and Yolanda Meyer, all representing First National Bank.
Dr Mary-Lui Arpaia of the University of California-Riverside, telling delegates the avocado is still less domesticated than other crops like apples.
Dr Mary-Lui Arpaia of the University of California-Riverside, telling delegates the avocado is still less domesticated than other crops like apples.
Donovan Lewis, Maluma brand manager announcing the Viavi brand for top tier Maluma avocados.
Donovan Lewis, Maluma brand manager announcing the Viavi brand for top tier Maluma avocados.
Daniël Hugo and Leigh Dale of Martin Dale Seedlings, Tzaneen-based nursery.
Daniël Hugo and Leigh Dale of Martin Dale Seedlings, Tzaneen-based nursery.
Riaan Basson of Loskop ICT, a fertiliser company in Groblersdal.
Riaan Basson of Loskop ICT, a fertiliser company in Groblersdal.
David Marks and Anne Davson of Levity Crop Science, a new addition to the South African agricultural industry.
David Marks and Anne Davson of Levity Crop Science, a new addition to the South African agricultural industry.
Michael Bufe, of Agri Technovation.
Michael Bufe, of Agri Technovation.
Wilna Stones, a Westfalia horticulturalist, was particularly thanked for her role in the inception of the Maluma study group.
Wilna Stones, a Westfalia horticulturalist, was particularly thanked for her role in the inception of the Maluma study group.
Making the beautiful beaded avocado key rings that delegates received: Willard Charuma, Joseph Kutama, Peter Chivazve and John Kirichi.
Making the beautiful beaded avocado key rings that delegates received: Willard Charuma, Joseph Kutama, Peter Chivazve and John Kirichi.
Thomas Bila and Tebogo Lebea of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, based in Giyani.
Thomas Bila and Tebogo Lebea of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, based in Giyani.
Benno Stander, Caxton Newspapers Limpopo area manager.
Benno Stander, Caxton Newspapers Limpopo area manager.
Zelda van Rooyen of Westfalia with Dr Jayeni Hiti-Bandaralage of the University of Queensland.
Zelda van Rooyen of Westfalia with Dr Jayeni Hiti-Bandaralage of the University of Queensland.
Andries Bester of Subtrop and Corlia van Schoor, nursery manager at Springfield Farm, Louis Trichardt.
Andries Bester of Subtrop and Corlia van Schoor, nursery manager at Springfield Farm, Louis Trichardt.
Quentin Hagen, avocado farmer in Magoebaskloof.
Quentin Hagen, avocado farmer in Magoebaskloof.
Kyle Burelli of Fairview Farm, Nelius Human of Human Boerdery and Ryan Hide of Trophy Toyota.
Kyle Burelli of Fairview Farm, Nelius Human of Human Boerdery and Ryan Hide of Trophy Toyota.
Hein Coetzee, chief operating officer of TopFruit, with Arnold Viljoen (TopFruit) and Thys Marais of Maluma, enjoying fresh dragonfruit juice.
Hein Coetzee, chief operating officer of TopFruit, with Arnold Viljoen (TopFruit) and Thys Marais of Maluma, enjoying fresh dragonfruit juice.
Agustín Grau Alventosa of Avocados Valencia with Rubén Blanco of Viveros Blanco in Malaga, Spain, and Pepe Frasquet of Kiko Park.
Agustín Grau Alventosa of Avocados Valencia with Rubén Blanco of Viveros Blanco in Malaga, Spain, and Pepe Frasquet of Kiko Park.
John van Greunen and Jean Botha of Goscor, agricultural equipment supplier.
John van Greunen and Jean Botha of Goscor, agricultural equipment supplier.
Teachers at High School Merensky, one of the foremost agricultural high schools in the country: Steve Kruger, Muller Boshoff, Tian Knoetze, Arno Last and Nadia Last.
Teachers at High School Merensky, one of the foremost agricultural high schools in the country: Steve Kruger, Muller Boshoff, Tian Knoetze, Arno Last and Nadia Last.
Neil King from Dynatrade, distributor of Osmocote.
Neil King from Dynatrade, distributor of Osmocote.
Ncedo Khoza of Hanna Instruments.
Ncedo Khoza of Hanna Instruments.
Danuschka Horn of AgriNova.
Danuschka Horn of AgriNova.
Frikkie Marx, Wilhelm Schultz and Alan Bender of Cosmocel.
Frikkie Marx, Wilhelm Schultz and Alan Bender of Cosmocel.
Esmé Pretorius, representing Jabeco irrigation automation services in Louis Trichardt.
Esmé Pretorius, representing Jabeco irrigation automation services in Louis Trichardt.
Representing Compac: Heinrich Groenewald and Francois Wium in front, Gerhard Verster and Marius du Preez at the back.
Representing Compac: Heinrich Groenewald and Francois Wium in front, Gerhard Verster and Marius du Preez at the back.
Edrean Ernst of Allesbeste Boerdery presenting the economic case for avocado trellising systems.
Edrean Ernst of Allesbeste Boerdery presenting the economic case for avocado trellising systems.
Luis Coelho of Gest & Agro, based in Luanda, Angola.
Luis Coelho of Gest & Agro, based in Luanda, Angola.
Gerda Burger of RealIPM and Pieter Burger of Netafim.
Gerda Burger of RealIPM and Pieter Burger of Netafim.
Viavi-branded vehicle.
Viavi-branded vehicle.
Pierre Bruwer and Louis Fourie of Aquaponics in Tzaneen.
Pierre Bruwer and Louis Fourie of Aquaponics in Tzaneen.
From Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal: Peter Dreyer of Horseshoe Farm and Janco du Plessis, private.
From Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal: Peter Dreyer of Horseshoe Farm and Janco du Plessis, private.
Kokkie Fourie of Tracker Limpopo, Wendy Stoop of Allesbeste Boerdery and Yolande Aucamp, Tracker Tzaneen.
Kokkie Fourie of Tracker Limpopo, Wendy Stoop of Allesbeste Boerdery and Yolande Aucamp, Tracker Tzaneen.
Corné Barnard, Prime Agro Pro, nursery equipment supplier.
Corné Barnard, Prime Agro Pro, nursery equipment supplier.
Amos Or, from Dvori Or nursery in Netanya, Israel.
Amos Or, from Dvori Or nursery in Netanya, Israel.
Clarence Malapana, research officer at Halls, with his Halls colleague Bobby Price, also chairperson of the South African Litchi Growers' Association.
Clarence Malapana, research officer at Halls, with his Halls colleague Bobby Price, also chairperson of the South African Litchi Growers' Association.
Aashish Barwale, director of Mahyco seed company in Jalna, India, Amos Or of Dvori Or nursery in Netanya, Israel, and Chandrashekhar Chaporkar, also from Mahyco.
Aashish Barwale, director of Mahyco seed company in Jalna, India, Amos Or of Dvori Or nursery in Netanya, Israel, and Chandrashekhar Chaporkar, also from Mahyco.
Hardus Venter of Mirome Properties, an avocado and macadamia farm in Politsi, and Alex Farmer from Glendinning Hope Farm in Agatha (litchis and avocados).
Hardus Venter of Mirome Properties, an avocado and macadamia farm in Politsi, and Alex Farmer from Glendinning Hope Farm in Agatha (litchis and avocados).
Rubén Blanco of Viveros Blanco (license holder of Maluma for Europe and Morocco) with Odile Duarte, Maluma license holder for Latin America (with the exception of Chile).
Rubén Blanco of Viveros Blanco (license holder of Maluma for Europe and Morocco) with Odile Duarte, Maluma license holder for Latin America (with the exception of Chile).
Clarens Maeko, deputy director of agribusiness at the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Lesetsa Maake, production scientist at LDARD in Tzaneen.
Clarens Maeko, deputy director of agribusiness at the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Lesetsa Maake, production scientist at LDARD in Tzaneen.
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Ernst Höll, banana production manager at Bananaworld in Boane, Mozambique.
Ernst Höll, banana production manager at Bananaworld in Boane, Mozambique.
Jaco Opperman and Wicus Thornhill of Northern Motors, Tzaneen.
Jaco Opperman and Wicus Thornhill of Northern Motors, Tzaneen.
Ncobile Kune, research assistent, Casey Gill and Raven Wienk, Masters students and Melissa Joubert, PhD student at the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology of the University of Pretoria.
Ncobile Kune, research assistent, Casey Gill and Raven Wienk, Masters students and Melissa Joubert, PhD student at the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology of the University of Pretoria.
Discussion in a trellised avocado orchard.
Discussion in a trellised avocado orchard.
Annie Wolff of Diepgelegen Farm in Magoebaskloof and Philip Muller of Pimuju Farm in Tzaneen.
Annie Wolff of Diepgelegen Farm in Magoebaskloof and Philip Muller of Pimuju Farm in Tzaneen.
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Dr André Ernst explaining the philosophy behind trellising avocados to an interested audience.
Dr André Ernst explaining the philosophy behind trellising avocados to an interested audience.
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Husqvarna, main sponsor of the Maluma Symposium, with a demonstration of their equipment in the orchard.
Husqvarna, main sponsor of the Maluma Symposium, with a demonstration of their equipment in the orchard.
Zander Ernst explaining the practice of topworking old trees with young scions in an orchard.
Zander Ernst explaining the practice of topworking old trees with young scions in an orchard.
A Husqvarna tree cutter, slicing through the stems like butter.
A Husqvarna tree cutter, slicing through the stems like butter.
Sinah Nakana of Allesbeste Boerdery demonstrated how she grafts scions on a newly cut stump.
Sinah Nakana of Allesbeste Boerdery demonstrated how she grafts scions on a newly cut stump.
Sinah Nakana inserts a scion into the slit she has prepared.
Sinah Nakana inserts a scion into the slit she has prepared.
When she has grafted the new scions, Sinah Nakana wraps them tightly with plastic to prevent moisture loss and keep them in place.
When she has grafted the new scions, Sinah Nakana wraps them tightly with plastic to prevent moisture loss and keep them in place.
Remofilwe and Mandla Mooko of Baleti Estate discussing avocado grafting.
Remofilwe and Mandla Mooko of Baleti Estate discussing avocado grafting.
Delegates found the practical demonstration of techniques like topworking of old trees engrossing.
Delegates found the practical demonstration of techniques like topworking of old trees engrossing.
After grafting, the stump is painted to protect against sunburn. Watching how Grace Malatji is applying the paint, are Yvonne Baloyi, Terrence Mahlakoane, Tharollo Boka, Faith Mamburu, Mahlori Khosa and Sable Kgoedi, all from the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
After grafting, the stump is painted to protect against sunburn. Watching how Grace Malatji is applying the paint, are Yvonne Baloyi, Terrence Mahlakoane, Tharollo Boka, Faith Mamburu, Mahlori Khosa and Sable Kgoedi, all from the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Rachel Mojapelo of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tries her hand at painting a newly grafted tree stump, as Grace Malatji of Allesbeste looks on.
Rachel Mojapelo of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tries her hand at painting a newly grafted tree stump, as Grace Malatji of Allesbeste looks on.
Tumi Kgasago, agronomist at FNB in Polokwane, with Mafenya Rexon Kubayi of Allesbeste Boerdery.
Tumi Kgasago, agronomist at FNB in Polokwane, with Mafenya Rexon Kubayi of Allesbeste Boerdery.
A juvenile chameleon found during the orchard visit - the newly launched Maluma brand Viavi means chameleon in the Tshivenda language.
A juvenile chameleon found during the orchard visit - the newly launched Maluma brand Viavi means chameleon in the Tshivenda language.
Dr André Ernst sharing the secrets of their avocado success with Tebogo Lebea of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dr André Ernst sharing the secrets of their avocado success with Tebogo Lebea of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dr André Ernst giving a masterclass in avocado cultivation in a trellised avocado orchard on the second day of the symposium.
Dr André Ernst giving a masterclass in avocado cultivation in a trellised avocado orchard on the second day of the symposium.
Dawid Grobbelaar, avocado farmer from Mashutti in Agatha Hills, Jovan Erasmus of Netafim in Nelspruit, Lourens Jooste also farming avocados in Agatha Hills and Manie Eloff, Agrivet Boerdery in Soekmekaar.
Dawid Grobbelaar, avocado farmer from Mashutti in Agatha Hills, Jovan Erasmus of Netafim in Nelspruit, Lourens Jooste also farming avocados in Agatha Hills and Manie Eloff, Agrivet Boerdery in Soekmekaar.
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Brand ambassadors of the Viavi avocado: Inye Liebenberg of Brand Cartel, Izelle Hoffman, chef, and Nicole Lambrou, Brand Cartel.
Brand ambassadors of the Viavi avocado: Inye Liebenberg of Brand Cartel, Izelle Hoffman, chef, and Nicole Lambrou, Brand Cartel.
Chandrashekhar Chaporkar of Mahyco, India, with Graham Anderson, of Anderson Horticulture in Australia, Daniel Abbey also from Anderson Horticulture, Prof Neena Mitter of the Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at the University of Queensland with her colleague Steve Williams, deputy director of QAAFI, flanked by Vivek Mitter, also Univeristy of Queensland.
Chandrashekhar Chaporkar of Mahyco, India, with Graham Anderson, of Anderson Horticulture in Australia, Daniel Abbey also from Anderson Horticulture, Prof Neena Mitter of the Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at the University of Queensland with her colleague Steve Williams, deputy director of QAAFI, flanked by Vivek Mitter, also Univeristy of Queensland.

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