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The Daan Strydom / HORTGRO Science Prize for the top performing 4th year student in Horticultural Science

This year the Daan Strydom / HORTGRO Science prize for the top performing student in the Department of Horticultural Science goes to Ms Helen Marais. Helen is currently a first year MSc student at the Department conducting research on the influence of nutrition and irrigation on improving fruit quality of Nadorcott mandarin under the supervision of Dr. Paul Cronje. 

On behalf of the Department, we congratulate Helen on this wonderful achievement.




Chair in Applied Pre-harvest Fruit Research 


Prof Karen Theron becomes the the first incumbent of the Chair in Applied Pre-harvest Fruit Research at the Department of Horticultural Science, S​tellenbosch University. ... read more >>>




HORTGRO Science Award for the Best​ Popular Article ​
Dr. Elmi Lotze
Dr Elmi Lötze​ 
was selected as the recipient of the HORTGRO Science Award for the Best Popular Article for her contribution titled ‘Taking the mystery out of mulching’ which was ​published in the June/July issue of the South African Fruit Journal.






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