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ABOUT THE CULTIVAR

Maluma is in most regards a very easy cultivar for the farmer to manage. Maluma lends itself well to many different cultivation practices, methods and theories. Maluma needs no more attention in respects to cultivation than any other cultivar, and is no more sophisticated.

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History

Maluma, a predominantly Guatemalan cultivar with some Mexican genes, was discovered in the early 1990's by Mr. Dries Joubert on his farm Maluma, South Africa, as a chance seedling of unknown parentage, due to its similarity to Hass.

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Annual maluma day

The main aim of this day is to stimulate thought into what the modern agriculture environment brings about and, what farmers and other intermediaries can do to improve on the final product delivered to the consumer.

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Read article on www.freshplaza.co Read article here New avocado variety to extend growing season  This season Leon Collins is planting 10,000 avocado plants at his property in Lakeland, around three hours north of Cairns.   It’s believed to be the northernmost crop of the stone fruit in Australia.   The farmer is growing a South-African […]

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Read article on abc.net.au Read article here 'Bigger and creamier': How Australia could get its favourite avocados earlier than ever before ABC Far North – By Casey Briggs Far north Queensland farmer Leon Collins at his paddock of newly planted avocados at Lakeland. (ABC News: Casey Briggs)   A far north Queensland farmer hopes to cash […]

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DAY 1 – 8 March 2017 Theme of the day: Priciples and practices for modern farming and the SA industry. | Dr AA Ernst – Allesbeste Irrigation for the mordern avocado farmer. | M Esmeraldo – Netafim Automation and soluble fertiliser for the modern farmer. | H van Graan – Netafim Peruvian industry within the […]

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Presentation topic: Cultivars for the future and the available genepool for the avocado industry. Date: 9 March 2016. Location: Maluma day 2017 – Merensky High School. Presenter(s): Dr AA Ernst – Allesbeste. File Size: 0.9 MB See presentation

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Presentation topic: Maluma fertiliser norms and practices. Date: 9 March 2016. Location: Maluma day 2017 – Merensky High School. Presenter(s): Dr AA Ernst – Allesbeste. File Size: 2.9 MB See presentation

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Presentation topic: The MRL conundrum in treating Phytophthora. Date: 9 March 2016. Location: Maluma day 2017 – Merensky High School. Presenter(s): K Coetzee. File Size: 0.5 MB See presentation

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