We have a passion for what we do. As a very small company,
we believe that our small size and this passion make us best able
to meet the individual needs of a wide range of clients producing
fruit for discerning markets. We reject the predatory, maladaptive
approach of some service sectors of our industry. We are instead
committed to follow a restorative approach in our work.
believe that a business works best when it has a positive vision,
high morale, definite standards and high goals. As horticulturists,
we believe we have a moral duty to ensure our customers get safe
to eat, delicious fruit of the highest possible nutrient value.
We advise our clients on how to produce such fruit through the implementation
and operation of cost effective and well-designed production systems.
We see this as a work in progress, and a very worthy occupation.
is a well-designed production system? Good design rests on two principles:
It changes the least number of elements to achieve the greatest
2. It removes stress from a system rather than adding
very proud of the fact that our service is based to the greatest
possible extent on sound, logical and sustainable production system
take pride in the quality of our service, both in terms of the scope
of the services offered as well as the manner in the service is
delivered to the clients. We offer relevant, ethical, personal,
positive, attentive and courteous service as standard to all our
advisory and production services do we offer?
system appraisal and design
Derivation of production,
packing and post-harvest protocols
Contract research and
confidential in-house special projects
Advice on a wide range
of production matters:
of new plantings
Orchard floor management
Mulching and composting
Integrated pest- and disease
Soil improvement and conditioning
Optimisation of production, fruit
quality and shelf life
Manipulation of flowering and
Management of rind quality and
Extension of the harvest season
Reduction of post-harvest decay
Reduction of orchard stresses;
biotic and abiotic
Crop forecasting and prediction
Provision of a technical information
Canopy management strategies
on other crops: mangoes and avocadoes.
Technology transfer to groups:
workshops, seminars and practical demonstrations
Staff training (e.g. pruning
and ethylene degreening)
us to discuss your requirements
"The most truly efficient farm is one
. that builds
up its topsoil, that uses water sparingly and thriftily, that uses
pesticides rarely, if not at all, that understands that the secret
to healthy plants is healthy soil; not deadly chemicals"
Hawken in 'The Ecology of Commerce"
the option that gives you the most options in the future"
of war there is no greater spectacle of human imbecility than this
funnelling off of our mineral fertility into the sea"
Bromfield (on the subject of soil erosion) in "Malabar
can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used
when we created them"
Einstein (from a compilation "Collected quotes form Albert
Einstein" by Kevin Harris)