Citrus Production Short Course

In 2017 the Citrus Academy initiated the development of the Citrus Production Short Course, based on a citrus production course that was developed by Villa Academy. The Citrus Production Short Course is aimed at those who are already involved in citrus production, and those who are qualified in production management and looking to get involved in citrus production. It has been designed to provide these learners with the opportunity to obtain a high-level understanding of all aspects of citrus production in a short period of time.

The programme will be rolled out in the form of three-day workshops, held in citrus growing regions. The first two days will take the form of classroom learning, with the third day set aside for a field visit.

The Citrus Production Short Course consists of the following modules:

  • Introduction to citrus production
  • The South African citrus industry
  • Citrus distribution and production
  • Citrus value chain
  • Citrus phenology
  • Citrus varieties and cultivars
  • Citrus rootstocks
  • Propagation of citrus trees
  • Land preparation and planting
  • Irrigation
  • Citrus plant nutrition
  • Citrus pruning
  • Citrus pest monitoring (scouting)
  • Major citrus pests
  • Minor citrus pests
  • Citrus diseases
  • Orchard sanitation
  • Citrus harvesting
  • Citrus postharvest processes

Workshop Costs

Course Fee: R6 325 (incl. VAT) A 10% discount for registration of 4+ people from the same company.
Competency Assessment Fee: R2 875 (incl. VAT)

You can download the full Citrus Production Short Course information document here.
You can download the Assessment Guide for Competency Certificate document here.

For enquiries and registrations, please contact Sive Silo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Nonhle Mbhele at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 031 765 3410.

** Please be advised that registration for each course closes on the Friday before the course commences.


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