Zim cotton prices improve under auction system

Farmers in Zimbabwe have commended Government for improving cotton prices through introducing the auction system. Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president, Mr. Wonder Chabikwa...

Finance committee briefed on illicit tobacco trade

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) notes with surprise and concern the announcement that Cabinet has approved the publication of the Control of...

Tanzania can improve banana production

Tanzania and Uganda, the two top banana-producing nations in Africa with a combined annual output of 3.5 million tons, valued at $US4.3 billion, have...

A new scale insect pest found on macadamias

Macadamia cultivation has grown significantly in South Africa over the past few decades, and this country has become one of the largest producers of...

Tortoise beetles newly observed on sweet potato

During the summer of 2018 a tortoise beetle, not previously seen on sweet potato, was observed causing considerable damage to the foliage of experimental...

EU to drop a quarter of its apricot yield

European apricot production could fall by nearly a quarter this year after poor weather hit the continent and a disappointing 2017 campaign. The estimates were...

Hoër mielie-oes verwag

Die hersiene oppervlak- en derde produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir die 2018-produksieseisoen is pas deur die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee vrygestel. Read it in English. Kommersiële mielies Die grootte van...

Higher maize crop expected 

The area planted estimate and third production forecast of summer crops for the 2018 production season was recently released by the National Crop Estimates...

Difficult SA stone fruit season ends

South Africa’s stone fruit growers are meeting this week to take stock of a season which has been severely taxing. It is clear that...

Scientists grow first veggies in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. The researchers are working with...
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