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The September edition of Oilseeds Focus addresses everything that oilseeds producers, processors, and suppliers in South Africa need to know – from drought tolerant crops and seed storage facilities, to rising feed costs and soya bean hulls in animal feed.

In this issue, read more about:

  • Canola performance in crop rotation trials in the Western Cape.
  • New technologies on the horizon for South African soya bean farmers.
  • Sunflower makes giant strides internationally.
  • Sunflower in the global vegetable oil system.
  • Paving the way for developing black producers.
  • Blackleg of canola: A Trojan horse.
  • A look at soya-derived products for human consumption in South Africa.
  • Registration and monitoring of agricultural remedies: The role of testing facilities.
  • Canola, key alternative to wheat in the Western Cape.
  • Projected protein requirements for animal feed consumption in South Africa.
  • The value of canola meal in poultry diets.
  • Demand from China bolsters soya bean production in the US and Brazil.

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