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New voluntary winter cereal levy receives support from industry

An alternative trust – the South African Winter Cereal Industry Trust (SAWCIT) – was established by the industry for the collection of...

#Agrimarkets: A positive outlook for global grain and oilseeds

Over the past few days, we have reflected on the 2020/21 global grain and oilseeds production estimates from the International Grain Council...

Syngenta Seeds completes acquisition of Sensako

Syngenta Seeds announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sensako, a South African seed company specialising in cereals. Sensako is a...

Final revised crop production figures for 2019 released

At a meeting held on 7 May 2020, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop...

Researchers discover gene to develop Fusarium head blight resistant wheat

Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) and colleagues from Shandong Agricultural University in China have discovered a...

Winter and summer grains used for silage

In South Africa there is a wide variety of crops that you can utilise for silage purposes. However, each crop type delivers different yields...

Final winter crop estimates for 2019 production season released

The area and final production estimate of winter crops for 2020 was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Winter crop estimate higher than previous season

The area estimates and first winter crop estimate of 2019 has been released by the National Crop Estimates Committee.

#AgriMarkets: AfCFTA to unlock growth in African trade by 2020

The South African agricultural sector, and specifically the expansion in the sector over the recent past, is heavily reliant on exports. In...

Climate change is reducing global food supplies

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Click here to read the original article. Farmers are...