n Farmer’s Weekly - Shaking the apple tree : crops - cover

Volume 2016, Issue 16005
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Pitso Sekhoto and his daughter Nono farm apples near Senekal in the Free State. The Sekhotos spoke to Gerhard Uys about orchard production, climate change and drought. Pitso Sekhoto's connection to agriculture goes back to his father, who speculated in cattle while Pitso was growing up. Now chairperson of the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber (a Hortgro affiliate), and a busy commercial farmer in his own right, Pitso has made large strides in his farming career. In 2008, Pitso bought Makolobane, a farm near Senekal in the Free State.

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