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…


Fresh Plaza News

15 February 2019 – OVERVIEW GLOBAL ONION MARKET. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL POTATO MARKET

26 January 2019 – Read more…


A brief history of South Africa’s maize production

4 December 2918 – The paper essentially presents a comprehensive historical picture of South African maize production, and the changes in area planted, spanning the period 1904 to 2015. It includes both commercial and smallholder production, decomposed into their respective output, planted area and yield components. Read more…


Fresh Plaza Newsletter

10 November 2018 – Cape onion producers well-placed to take advantage of European shortage. Read more…