The Crop Circular Newsletter

23 July 2021. In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as resistance management, factors to consider in aerial application, and easy calculations from pesticide container to spray tank.


Do consumers prefer no-alcohol over low-alcohol products?

23 July 2021. IWSR assesses the performance of the no- and low-alcohol segments, and the different consumer drivers at play. Read more…


Agri SA welcomes national drought disaster declaration

22 July 2021. Read more…


Guavas, the “Cinderella fruit”, are best in class for vitamin C

22 July 2021. Growing consumer demand for immune-boosting fruit. Read more…


What factors should drive official alcohol policy?

21 July 2021. By . The wine industry as a whole cannot assume that the formal organisations (which, while they have finally acted, left things dangerously late) will handle this with the urgency and force that is required. If you don’t want advertising banned, the drinking age raised to 21, further restrictions on hours of trade and the whole panoply of regulations that the Stalinists at the South African Alcohol Policy Alliance have in their sights, now is the time to get involved. Read more…


A single Beefmaster bull sold for R1.1 million, following other record-breaking cattle sales

20 July 2021. A single Beefmaster bull has sold for R1.1 million at auction, nearly doubling the breed’s previous record – continuing a trend in which various breeds of cattle have seen record-breaking prices in different parts of South Africa in recent months. Read more…


USA: The shipping container shortage is getting worse

20 July 2021. On the eve of major West Coast specialty-crop harvests, sending products overseas is getting more expensive and taking twice as long. Read more…