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Oriental fruit fly successfully eradicated in the Northern Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby notifies farmers and community members about the successful eradication of the invasive fruit...

An overview of the global mango market

This article was originally published on Fresh Plaza. Click here to read the original article. The Spanish mango...

New variety specialist, Buks Nel, is 2019 Agriculturist of the Year

Somerset West resident Buks Nel was recognised for his outstanding contribution to agriculture in the Agricultural Writers SA’s Farmer, Agriculturist and New...

Ceres Fruit Growers celebrates achievements at awards event

Ceres Fruit Growers (CFG), the apple and pear packing business in the Ceres valley in the Western Cape, is a major employer...

South African grapefruit season to end earlier

A very marketable crop of grapefruit, with a size distribution peaking on counts 40 and 45 and a higher percentage of class...

Wind in the Cape reduces soft citrus packouts

The soft citrus season is busy catching up on an initial slow start due to delayed colouring in many areas. With some...

Niche farming in South Africa: A short overview

In this article looks at niche markets in the agricultural industry. We look at a few industries – from fruit and...

Zimbabwe targets Chinese citrus market

According to a statement by foreign affairs and international trade minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo, plans to export citrus products to China are...

Tru-Cape on the right track to reducing plastic use

Although there is a heightened awareness and pressure from consumers and supermarkets, particularly in Europe, to limit plastics and other carbon-emission heavy...

Agricultural Research Council’s Cheeky® pear turns 10

The Agricultural Research Council celebrated ten years of the Cheeky® pear this May. ...