Research in progress

  • Soil treatment options of a replanted Leucospermum orchard – Abraham Vermeulen
  • Minor crop registration of crop protection chemicals – Gerhard Malan
  • Growth manipulations to increase product value for Leucospermum produced under South African conditions – Eugenie Louw and Lynn Hoffman
  • Developing innovative pulse solutions and alternative technologies through understanding physiological processes critical to maintaining postharvest quality in Proteaceae cut flower stems – Waafeka Vardien and Lynn Hoffman
  • Defining sea freight transportation conditions for fynbos cut flower products to align with new reduced energy consumption shipping technology – Stenford Matsikidize and Lynn Hoffman
  • CATTS as a post-harvest treatment for fynbos flowers and associated phytosanitary insect pests – Anton Huysamer and Shelley Johnson
  • Determining the Scale, Structure and Sustainability of the wild Fynbos Harvesting supply chain in the Cape Floristic Region – Kathy O’Grady
  • For more information regarding the outcome of any of the above projects, please contact the operations manager at CapeFlora.