Xolani Sibiya

Biosecurity Field Officer    He started working for CRI in 2016 with an internship via NRF assisting Charmaine Theron on her PhD studies. Thereafter he joined CRI on the 1st of December 2019 as a trap reader under the biosecurity division and was permanently employed...

Chuma Situnda

Biosecurity Field Officer    His work involves monitoring of the Huanglongbing (HLB) vectors, Diaphorina citri and Trioza erytrea in Southern Africa. His work also includes identification of different psylloid species captured during field monitoring surveys around...

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...

Leani Serfontein

Research Technician   2 Years’ experience in pest monitoring on citrus. Has experience in biological and cultural control of insect pests. Currently working under Dr Aruna Manrakhan on fruit flies and Dr Evans Mauda on other citrus pests.  QUALIFICATIONS BSc in...

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....