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ABBREVIATION EXPLANATION

There is an explanation in the Launch article.

Jaff – This is an acronym for Just Another Fantastic Farmer. Devised to protect the identity of our farmers, for various reasons. Jaff 1

ALTERNATE INCOME STREAMS IN SAME OPERATION

Avos – Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Bananas – Jaff 7 , Jaff 10

Citrus – Jaff 2, Jaff 4, Jaff 5, Jaffd

Essential Oils – Jaff 1

Guavas – Jaff 4 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Mangoes – Jaff 5 , Jaff 10

Sugar Cane – Jaff 5, Jaff 7, Jaff 9

Timber – Jaff 7, Jaff 9

Veg – Jaff 5

ALTITUDE

20m – Jaff 9

150m – Jaff 7

200m Jaff 10

250m – Jaff 8 (230 – 390m), Jaff 5

600m –  Jaff 1Jaff 2, Jaff 11

840m –  Jaff 3Jaff 4

850 to 950m – Jaffd

AWARDS

2018 National Grower of the Year (Mayomacs) – Jaff 4

CARBON FOOTPRINT

History

CLIMATE

Ideal for macs – History, Jaff 2, Jaff 9

Change – Jaff 10, Jaff 11

CONSULTANTS

Centre for Excellence

CROSS-POLLINATION

Jaffd

COMPOST

Jaff 10, Jaff 11

CULTIVARS

Cultivars

Cultivar Identification poster

A4 – (Grown by All Jaffs 1 to 7) Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 5, Jaffd, Jaff 7 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

A16 – Jaff 1, Jaff 7 , Jaff 10

A203 – Nurseries

A268 – Nurseries

Beaumont – (Grown by All Jaffs 1 to 7) Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 5, Jaffd, Jaff 7 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Nelmak 2 – Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 4, Jaff 5, Jaffd

246 – Jaff 10, Jaff 11

344 – Jaff 1 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

741 – Jaff 5, Jaff 1 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

788 – Jaff 8 Jaff 1, Jaff 7, Jaff 9 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

791 – Jaff 7

814 – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 5, Jaff 7

816 – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 4, Jaff 5, Jaffd, Jaff 7, Jaff 9

842 – Jaff 1, Jaff 5, Jaff 11

849 – Jaff 3, Jaff 5,Jaff 11

863 – History, Jaff 1, Nurseries

New – Jaff 11

DISEASES

Phytophtera – Jaff 8 Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 3, Jaff 9

Blossom Blight – Jaff 8, Jaff 9

Dry Flower – Jaff 8

Corona – History

Pest Management

Salmonella – History

DROUGHT

Surviving with less water – Water Management

Types of Drought – Water Management

ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE

Water Management

Integrated (IPM) – Pest Management, Jaff 9 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

EQUIPMENT

Advertiser – Bell, Mascor

Mulching – Jaff 3

Organic matter applicator (purpose-built) – Jaff 7

Precision Farming – Jaff 1

Pruning

Spray (Phytophtera) – Jaff 9

Spray (Callibration) Jaff 10

ESTABLISHMENT

Cane fields (macs going into old cane fields) – Jaff 7

Costs – Jaff 7

Drainage – Jaff 8, Jaff 3

Planning – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 9 , Jaff 10

Planting – Jaff 5, Jaff 7, Nurseries

Nurseries

Ridging – Jaffd, Jaff 2, Jaff 9, Jaff 10

Seedlings – Jaff 1, Jaff 5, Jaff 7 (See more specifics under SEEDLINGS), Nurseries

Spacing – Jaff 8Jaff 1, Jaff 4, Jaffd

Staking – Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 9

Windbreaks – Jaff 7, Jaff 9

FERTILISERS

Advertisers – Kynoch, Abacus

Chicken Litter – Jaff 7

CMS – Jaff 7

Cost vs Return – Jaff 4

Fertigation (for) – Jaff 8, Jaff 3, Jaff 9

Fertigation (against) – Jaff 7

Hand Application – Jaff 8, Jaff 3

Manipulation of / withholding fertilisers – Jaff 7, Jaffd

Micronutrients – (Magnesium & Copper) Jaff 9

NO Fertilisers – Jaff 10

Organic – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 7, Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Phosporous – Water Management, Jaff 9

Potassium – Jaff 9

Precision Farming – Jaff 1

Roots – Water Management

Silica – Jaff 8, Jaff 10

Young trees – Jaff 3

FOLIAR SPRAYS

Advertiser – Photon

Stress reliever – Jaffd

General – Jaff 8, Jaffd, Jaff 4, Jaff 3, Jaff 2, Jaff 1, Jaff 9 (timing), Jaff 11

GLOBAL GAP

Jaff 5

GRAFTING

Early – History

Nurseries

Onto mature trees – Jaff 8 , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

HARVEST

Ethapon – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 2, Jaff 3, Jaffd, Jaff 7, Jaff 10

No ethapon – Jaff 9

In-field scale (no crates) – Jaff 3, Jaff 11

Staggered harvest – Jaff 7

Stripping tool (Manual) – Jaff 1

HERBICIDES

Glyphosates – Jaff 8, Jaff 9

No Herbicides – Jaff 10

HISTORY

INSECTS (see Pests)

Pest Management

INTERNATIONAL INSIGHTS

Australia – Jaff 7, Jaff 3

Mozambique – Jaff 7

Zambia – Jaff 7

History

INTERROW MANAGEMENT

Beneficial Hosting plants – Pest Management , Jaff 10

Crops interrow (oats) – Jaff 7   (essential oils) – Jaff 1  (sugarcane) – Jaff 9

Mulching prunings – Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 7, Jaff 9, Jaff 11

Ripping – Jaff 8, Jaff 4, Jaff 9

Sheep (used to mow) – Jaff 7

IRRIGATION

Deficit Irrigation – Water Management

Dryland macs – Jaff 10

Systems – Water Management

Water Management

When, How much & Where – Water Management

LEAVES

Photosynethesis – Water Management

Stomatic Activity – Water Management

LOCATION / PLACES

ARC Nelspruit – History

Durban Botanic Gardens – History

Empangeni – Jaff 7

Kearsney (KZN North Coast) – Jaff 8

Limpopo – History , Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Malelane – Jaff 5

Nelspruit – History, Jaffd, Jaff 4, Jaff 3, Jaff 2

South Coast, KZN – (Oribi) Jaff 1  (Scottburgh) Jaff 9

Pietermaritzburg Botanic Gardens –

Reims Nursery – History

MARKET

Launch, Jaff 11 (Price forecast, Vertical integration)

MULCHING

Water Management

Jaff 9, Jaff 11

NOVEMBER DUMP

Jaff 7 , Jaff 9

Pest Management

NURSERIES

Advertisers – Ellepots (Nurseries)

Grafted seedlings vs rooted cuttings – Nurseries

Own nursery – Jaff 11

TOP WORKING / OCCULATING (grafting new wood on to existing/old root stock)

Jaff 8, Jaff 5, Jaff 10, Jaff 11

PAINTING

Jaff 2, Jaff 5

PERSONALITIES

Alwyn du Preez – Pruning

Bertie le Roux – History

Dr Colleen Hepburn – Pest Management

Dr Elsje Joubert – History, Pest Management

Dr Schalk Schoeman – Pest Management

Jan Joubert – History

Stephan Hoffmann – History

PESTS

Advertiser – Coragen, Centre for Excellence, Madumbi, Chess (Syngenta),

Ants – Jaff 9

Chemicals (full list of what’s available and what class of action it is) – Pest Management

Drench – Jaff 7

False Coddling Moth – Jaff 5, Pest Management

General Advice – Jaff 2, Pest Management, Jaff 9, Jaff 11

Hot sauce (for wildlife) – Jaff 1

Integrated  (IPM) – Pest Management,Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Macadamia Felted Coccid – Jaff 5, Pest Management

Nut borer – Jaff 8, Jaff 3, Pest Management

Peacocks (used to manage pests) – Jaff 4

Pheromones – Pest Management

Control – Pruning, Jaff 11

Scouting (superseding set spray programme) – History, Jaff 8, Jaff 5, Jaff 4, Jaff 3, Jaff 9, Jaff 10, Jaff 11

Scouting and spraying synergising – Jaff 1

Spray programme (superseding scouting) – Jaff 7

Stink bug: Early – Jaff 8, Jaff 7, Jaffd, Jaff 3, Pest Management

Thrips – Jaff 7, Jaffd, Pest Management, Jaff 9, Jaff 11

PROCESSING

Dehusking – A4 stickiness – Jaff 3

Drying – off-grid boiler-powered – Jaff 3

Quality assessment of nuts by processors – Jaff 2

Sampling – Jaff 2

Sorting – table – Jaff 2

Sorting – Water bath – Jaff 4, Jaff 7, Jaff 2, Jaff 3, Jaff 9

Sorting – double (again after drying) – Jaff 9, Jaff 11

PRUNING

Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 3, Jaff 7, Jaff 9

Access – Pruning, Jaff 10

Aggressive – Jaff 5

Airflow – Pruning

Equipment – Pruning, Jaff 9, Jaff 11

Forks and staples – Jaff 8

Guidelines – Jaff 1, Jaff 2

Hedgers – Pruning, Jaff 11

Low skirts – Jaff 8, Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 9

Manipulation of young tree branches – Jaff 8, Jaff 7, Jaff 1, Jaff 9

Maximising young wood – Jaff 3, Pruning

More than once a year – Jaff 1

Pest Control – Pest Management, Jaff 10

Skirting – Pruning

Timing – Pruning

ROOTS

Mulching – Jaff 8, Jaff 7, Jaff 11

Keep them up – Jaff 7

Osmosis – Jaff 4

Fibrous, Clusters, Health – Water Management

SAMAC

Nurseries

SAMPLING

Leaf – Jaff 3, Jaffd

Soil – Jaffd, Jaff 3, Jaff 2, Jaff 9

SEEDLINGS

Jaff 1, Jaff 5, Jaff 7

Nurseries

Own Nursery – Jaff 1, Jaff 4, Jaff 11

Quality – Jaff 3, Jaffd, Jaff 2

Staking – Jaff 3, Jaff 4, Jaff 9

Stem protection – Jaff 2

Weather protection – Jaff 2

SOILS

Acidity & pH – Jaff 9

Analysis & Testing – Jaffd, Jaff 3, Jaff 2, Jaff 9

Deep Reds – Jaff 4, Jaff 10

Erosion (prevention of interrow damage) – Jaff 7

Focus (on feeding soil rather than trees) – Jaff 7, Jaffd

Health – Jaff 10

Hydrogel – Nurseries, Jaff 9

Microbes – Jaffd, Jaff 10

Organic matter (importance of) – Jaff 3, Jaff 7, Jaff 2, Jaff 1  (Biochar) – Jaff 10

Pests (soil-based part of life cycle) – Pest Management, Jaff 11

Profiles / structure – Jaffd

Ridging – Jaffd, Jaff 2, Jaff 9, Jaff 10

Sandy – Jaff 8, Jaff 1, Jaff 7

SUGAR FARMERS WHO DIVERSIFIED INTO MACS

Johnstones, Roy Sharma, Grant Taylor, Goble Estates, Jaff 7, Jaff 5Jaff 1, Jaff 9

TRANSPLANTING

Jaff 4, Jaff 7, Jaff 9

VARIETIES (see CULTIVARS)

WATER MANAGEMENT

Evapotranspiration – Water Management

Humidity – Water Management

Water Management

WIND

Pruning

Water Management

Windburn on 814 – Jaff 7

Windbreaks – Jaff 7,Jaff 9