EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Dr. Tim Grout

Dr. Tim Grout

Manager : Research & Technical  39 years citrus entomology experience. 20 years as MRT. 46...

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IPM

Melissa Peyper

Melissa Peyper

Technician : IPM   3 years agriculture and technical experience. 5 years citrus entomology and...

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Courtney Morris

Courtney Morris

Technician : IPM   Field experience in managing grape vine pest. Screening agrichemicals in the...

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Dr. Sean Moore

Dr. Sean Moore

Portfolio Manager : IPM Sean Moore obtained a Masters degree in Entomology from Rhodes University...

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Kim Stolz

Kim Stolz

Technician : IPM 23 years citrus entomology technician experience. FCM, Fruit fly, NTE and ants...

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CITRICULTURE

Johanè Niemann

Johanè Niemann

Technician: East   1 Year + 8 months experience working at SRCC where I was exposed at farm...

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Jade North

Jade North

Technician : South  14 years of varied horticultural experience. Plant propagation (nursery and...

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Werner Swiegers

Werner Swiegers

Cultivar Evaluator : South Viticulture and Viniculture experience, before gaining 4 ½ years’...

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Dr. Tarl Berry

Dr. Tarl Berry

Researcher : Cold Chain  8 years of postharvest/biosystems engineering experience. 3 years with...

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Dr. Pieter Raath

Dr. Pieter Raath

Manager: Pre-harvest production and quality 30 years of plant nutrition research and soil science...

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Marli Vermooten

Marli Vermooten

  Technician : Research  She is passionate about agricultural research and development and looking...

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Vivian White

Vivian White

  Technician : North  2.5 years of field work and citrus nutrition experience. Working in soil...

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Johan Joubert

Johan Joubert

  Programme Coordinator : Cultivar & Rootstock Evaluation 24 years citrus experience in soil...

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Dr. Paul Cronje

Dr. Paul Cronje

Portfolio Manager : Citriculture He has been a researcher at Citrus Research International since...

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DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Dr. Hano Maree

Dr. Hano Maree

Programme Coordinator & Researcher: HLB & and Biotechnology  His research focus for the...

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Lindo Mamba

Lindo Mamba

  Research Technician 5 years postharvest research and technical experience. QUALIFICATIONS...

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Muriel Rikhotso

Muriel Rikhotso

  CIS & GTD Intern  I started working for CRI from July 2019 as a postharvest intern and later...

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Elaine Basson

Elaine Basson

Manager : Diagnostic Centre 9 years of citrus research and technical experience within the DC....

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Thembani Nxumalo

Thembani Nxumalo

 Pre-harvest Disease Technician  Three years of technical experience in planning and execution of...

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Rochelle de Bruyn

Rochelle de Bruyn

Graft Transmissible Disease Technician  Molecular experience in the detection of citrus viruses,...

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Chanel Steyn

Chanel Steyn

    Graft Transmissible Disease Technician  7 years of experience in citrus molecular virology....

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Dr. Glynnis Cook

Dr. Glynnis Cook

Programme Coordinator and researcher for Citrus Graft Transmissible Diseases 29 years’ experience...

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EXTENSION

Dawid Groenewald

Dawid Groenewald

Postharvest Technical Forum  46 years in packaging research and development.S.A. Co-operative...

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MC Pretorius

MC Pretorius

  Area Extension Manager Central Region  32 Years of citrus citrus research and technical...

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Natasha Jackson

Natasha Jackson

Postharvest Extension Officer In the year 2004, Natasha studied agriculture in the Western Cape....

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Wayne Mommsen

Wayne Mommsen

Area Extension Manager Northern Region  4 years Citrus Extension Management. 2 years Technical...

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Hannes Bester

Hannes Bester

  National Extension Manager  Total of 32 years of experience in the citrus industry: 8 years on...

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BIOSECURITY

Dr. Elma Carstens

Dr. Elma Carstens

Phytosanitary and Biosecurity Specialist Elma Carstens is the Phytosanitary/Biosecurity Specialist...

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Wayne Kirkman

Wayne Kirkman

Biosecurity Operations Coordinator 17 years citrus entomology research experience, focussing...

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CFB

Michael Nell

Michael Nell

    Nursery Advisor Technically assists the CIS in supply and certification of pathogen-free and...

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Jacolene Meyer

Jacolene Meyer

  Manager : CFB  Jacolene’s started her career in 1995 at the ARC-Institute for Tropical and...

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Dr. Paul Fourie

Dr. Paul Fourie

Manager : CIS  22 years of plant pathology experience; 14 years specialising in citrus pathology....

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ADMIN

Tshidi Ramabu

Tshidi Ramabu

Research Administrator 5 years research administration experience, 3 years administration...

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Jon Pinker

Jon Pinker

Process Manager He was appointed as CRI’s Process Manager in January 2015. I oversee the...

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