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1510, 2019

Boost for black farmers

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Emerging black farmers in South Africa are set to benefit from a multibillion-Rand fund set up by businessman Patrice Motsepe. Motsepe said this during the African Farmers Association of SA (Afasa) agribusiness transformation conference in [...]

1510, 2019

Agri SA new board

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Agri SA congratulates its board who have been elected at the 2019 Congress. The board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s provincial affiliates, commodity organizations and corporate members. “It has [...]

1510, 2019

New state of the art cooling facility

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The month of June saw the commissioning and opening for business of the latest cold storage facility from SAFT (Southern African Fruit Terminals) a subsidiary of the Belgium owned SEA-invest Group. The 5 500 pallet [...]

910, 2019

SA firm on road to commercialise beneficial nematodes

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on SA firm on road to commercialise beneficial nematodes

Throughout South Africa fruit and vegetable crops are experiencing the effects of drought and a concomitant vulnerability to stress factors. In the absence of more water or fertilisers, farmers are increasingly looking at harnessing the [...]

910, 2019

Identifying plant genes to ensure food security

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Identifying plant genes to ensure food security

An international team of scientists led by the University of Goettingen has developed a new approach that enables researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits. This method will enable plant breeders [...]

910, 2019

Citrus Australia launches protective screenhouse to prevent HLB

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Citrus Australia launches protective screenhouse to prevent HLB

Auscitrus has strengthened its capacity to protect the nation’s budwood supplies from disease, focusing specifically on any future incursion of HLB, with the completion of its new protective screenhouse. Grower levies, through Hort Innovation, funded [...]