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South Africa can expect bigger summer grains and oilseeds crop

South Africa’s 2019/20 fourth summer crop production estimates data recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) did not introduce major adjustments...

2020 summer crop estimate revised higher

The revised area and fourth production forecast and summer crop estimate for 2020 was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Local maize industry reaches for gold

Maize is the most important grain crop produced in South Africa. According to the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC), maize production was estimated at...

Bullish grain supplies estimates will help tame food inflation

South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) has made a further upward adjustment to its 2019/20 crop estimates by raising the expected output by 1,8%...

Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar Extravaganza

This year’s Pannar Extravaganza focused on plant health; a theme specifically selected to tie in with the United Nations’ International Year of Plant...

#AgriMarkets: Understanding SA’s agricultural trade patterns

Understanding agricultural trade patterns is a key facet of sound decision-making within the sector. After reaching a record level of $10,6 billion...

Agricultural forecast: Optimistic outlook for the sector

The latest agricultural forecast released by South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) points to a somewhat optimistic outlook for the agricultural sector as...

Fall armyworm confirmed in South Africa

CropLife SA has learned about the outbreak of the dreaded fall armyworm (FAW) in maize in the area between Badplaas and Carolina...

#AgriMarkets: Optimism about SA maize harvest in 2019/20

Since the start of the year, we’ve been cautious about making a bold call on South Africa’s maize harvest in the 2019/20...

#AgriMarkets: Factors underpinning SA production

The underperformance of South Africa’s agricultural sector in 2019 was largely caused by two factors: drought and biosecurity (specifically foot-and-mouth disease and...