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Continued technical horticulture training for lecturers from eight different colleges in South Africa

In May 2024, college lecturers from Elangeni, Capricorn, Coastal, Esayidi, Majuba, Mnambithi, Orbit and Vhembe continued their participation in training that focused on the successful production of horticultural crops under protected structures, at Elangeni TVET College (Mpumalanga Campus, in KwaZulu-Natal). The five days included topics of plant propagation, the importance of seed and substrates to establish a plant nursery, and the main aspects to consider when selecting a crop for a greenhouse.

Crop management and labour according to the phenological stages of a plant was also discussed in detail. In addition, the training included visits to agri-companies to understand how these businesses operate in South Africa. The training was facilitated by Miss Kholosa Nakani (Stellenbosch University) and Dr. Gracia Ribas (HAS University of Applied Sciences).

Article and photo supplied by: Stellenbosch University Platform of Vocational Excellence in Water

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