OVERVIEW GLOBAL POTATO MARKET

16 August 2019. Read more…


Summer crop estimate revised higher

30 July 2019. The revised area and sixth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC). Read more…


Drones and new harvesting technology help boost Brazil coffee crop

23 April 2019 – Rabobank’s Brazil coffee crop survey indicates a 2019/20 crop of 57.6m bags: including 38m bags of Arabica and 19.5m bags of Robusta. Read more…


Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA

2 April 2019 – The March 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided further evidence that the world will have fairly large maize, soybean, and rice supplies in the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, wheat production could decline from levels seen in the 2017/18 season. Read more…


Researchers reflect on 30 years of potato breeding in South Africa

22 March 2019 – Potato production has a rich history in the Republic of South Africa (RSA). The first breeding programme in that country was initiated by the late Dr JE van der Plank back in 1950. Over the years, the focus of the breeding programme shifted from seed security and virus resistance in the 1950’s, to good yield and skin finish characteristics as the primary focus. Read more…