Carbohydrates and flower development in avocados

Carbohydrates and flower development in avocados Dr Elmi Lötze (Head of ITEST™CARBOHYDRATES and ITEST™LEAF) and Wilmé Brown (Plant Physiologist) Flower development requires energy Avocado trees flower in abundance, though only a small percentage of these flowers set and develop into mature fruit. This process is influenced by carbohydrates and plant hormones. Carbohydrates (sugar and starch) […]


Give potatoes a boost with INVIGORATE™ By Marné Vermaak (Agronomist) and Gideon Celliers (Senior Agronomist), Agri Technovation The general needs The number of potato tubers to be produced per potato plant is determined by the climate, agricultural practices and the specific variety’s potential. While weather patterns can to some extent be predicted, they cannot be […]

Data mining in grain: Optimal profit management

Coenraad Janse van Rensburg, Data Scientist Theuns van Wyk, Soil Scientist Marnus Ferreira, Head of Soil Science  Unlock the potential of your soil Agri Technovation measures the value of soil classification and fertility as well as the influence of the soil physical and -chemical properties on crop yield. Soil classification drives informed cultivation and management […]

Blueberry flowers

By Jaques LandmanTechnical ManagerAT New Zealand / AT Australia East Coast Over the past five years, global blueberry consumption has doubled to reach 650 000 tons per annum. Indications are that it is set to double again during the next five years, reaching a global consumption rate of 1,5 million tons per annum. As the […]

Why do irrigated fruit crops perform better on some soils

By Marnus FerreiraHead of Soil SciencesAgri Technovation This article aims to better explain the intricacies of how soils behave under irrigation in a scientific yet practical way. Due to the massive variation in soil types that exists in areas of Southern Africa, we experience variation in irrigated fruiting crop performance. To better expand on this […]

Avocado: What is happening in spring

By August KrugerHorticulturalistAgri TechnovationPhysiology Research Center With higher mean temperatures and the in- creased length of daylight that accompany our seasonal transition from winter to spring, the stage is set for the next important step in annual avocado tree phenology, fruit set, cell division and cell enlargement. Integral physiological processes – the precursor to the […]

New technology will help achieve more regular cropping

Will ensure greater harvests, yields There is a new technology causing a stir among international fruit growers. This ground-breaking innovation monitors a fruit tree’s carbohydrate status, allowing for timely corrective action, if needed, to ensure an optimal harvest. The technology – developed by frontier global agricultural company Agri Technovation and branded as ITEST™ CARBOHYDRATES – […]