Andrè Combrink

Area Extension Manager : Eastern Cape    Andrè obtained his BSc (Botany and Soil Science) from North-West University (1992 to 1994). In 1995 he was appointed by the ARC – Institute For Tropical And Subtropical Crops in Nelspruit as researcher in the Cultivar...

Coenraad Fraenkel

Area Extension Manager : Western and Northern Cape    Coenraad has 12 years of experience in the field of precision agricultural practices in the fruit industry of which a decade is focused on citrus. He has experience in most provinces in South Africa and has also...

Jan Landman

Postharvest Extension Officer   Jan joined the Extension team within CRI in 2021. He has over 25 years experience in general maintenance and technical side of packhouses, knowledge of various wax applications, identification of pest and diseases on citrus....

Dawid Groenewald

Postharvest Technical Forum  46 years in packaging research and development.S.A. Co-operative Citrus Exchange, Outspan, Capespan, Sappi and CRI. Over the 46 years attended many courses/seminars on packaging designs, other packaging related issues and physical...

MC Pretorius

 Area Extension Manager : Central Region  32 Years of citrus citrus research and technical experience (32 years with CRI). Research experience include Soilborne diseases (involved in registration of number of nematicides and Phosphonates), fruit and foliar diseases...

Natasha Jackson

Postharvest Extension Officer In the year 2004, Natasha studied agriculture in the Western Cape. During the July holidays, she worked in a citrus packhouse in Letsitele. In the December holidays, she worked for that same producer, but in the orchards. After her...

Wayne Mommsen

Area Extension Manager Northern Region  4 years Citrus Extension Management. 2 years Technical Laboratory experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. 14 years Integrated pest management experience in Subtropical fruit production. 4 Years Agricultural Business...

Liezl van der Linde

Event & Operations Coordinator  Appointed in 2016 as CRI’s event coordinator, 20 years experience in event management and public relations. QUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Marketing Management (IMM) Public Relations & Event...

Hannes Bester

  National Extension Manager  Total of 32 years of experience in the citrus industry: 8 years on the marketing/business side and the rest in horticultural research and in extension across comprehensive pre- and postharvest fields. QUALIFICATIONS MSc    ...