PLANT IMPROVEMENTS

Plant Improvement Organisations

•Vititec

 

The role of the Vine Improvement Association (VIA) in the  improvement of Grapevine propagation material.

Established 1986

Members: Vititech,  Distell and Techno-Grow, producers as represented by VinPro and the Nurserymen Association.

The Executive Board of the Association acts as the designated authority in terms of the powers assigned to the board by the National Minister of Agriculture to manage the South African Plant Improvement Scheme for Wine Grapes under the Plant Certification Act (Act 53 of 1976).


Focus To serve the wine industry through plant improvement and plant certification as part of the Wine Industry Plan of the SAWB.
This is achieved by:
  • executing the Plant Certification Scheme for wine grapes;

  • advising the responsible Minister on matters concerning the Scheme;

  • serving as the official body responsible for wine grape propagation material;

  • holding records concerning wine grape propagation material;

  • issuing rules according to which the selection, cultivation, evaluation, testing and release to the wine industry of wine grape propagation material should be done, and;

  • issuing rules and holding records with regard to the cultivation of nursery plants.

 

Contact

Tel.021 872 1831

Fax.021 872 0335

Email.plantpro@iafrica.com

 

The role of VITITEC in our supply chain of grafted vines

 

Cape Vines has entered into a long term supply agreement with Vititec whereby grapevine grafting material is sourced exclusively from them. This agreement guarantees our client's first choice of new varieties and scion clones upon release by Vititec. Furthermore the availability of superior quality material meeting phytosanitory requirements as laid down by the VIA became available to our clients. In many instances foundation material are used to graft vines of certain combinations at a slightly increased cost. The foundation blocks are checked by Vititec with the ELISA screening test kit for the presence of Grapevine Leaf roll viruses of types 1, 2 and 3 according to requirements of the standard operational procedure of the VIA.


Members: Producers Associations

Deciduous Fruit Nursery Association and SA Vine Nursery Association
The Executive Board of the Association acts as the designated authority in terms of the powers assigned to the board by the National Minister of Agriculture to manage the Deciduous Fruit Plant Certification Scheme under the Plant Certification Act (Act 53 of 1976)
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Focus

To serve the fruit industry through plant improvement and plant certification as part of the Fruit Industry Plan. This is achieved by:

  • executing the Deciduous Fruit Plant Certification Scheme;

  • advising the responsible Minister on matters concerning the scheme;

  • serving as the official body responsible for deciduous propagation material;

  • holding records concerning deciduous propagation material;

  • issuing rules according to which the selection, cultivation, evaluation, testing and release to    the deciduous industry of propagation material should be done, and;

  • issuing rules and holding records with regard to the cultivation of nursery plants.

 

 

Contact

Wiehann Victor (Chairperson)

Nico van Rensburg (Secretary)

Tel.021 872 1892

Fax.021 872 0335

Email.plantvin@iafrica.com

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Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun. - Rumi -