Effects of drought still palpable in northeastern South Africa
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:40
Most South African citrus producers expect a better season than last year, when drought led to slightly lower volumes, with the exception of growers in the Onderberg and Letsitele Valley.
“Last year we were staring down the barrel of a gun,” says John Edmonds, information manager at the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa. “It’s still early, but it definitely seems more promising, although we’re not out of the woods yet.”