Sectors - Fresh Produce
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A new, very dangerous cabbage disease

As if a cabbage farmer does not have enough to contend with, a destructive new disease is currently doing the rounds.
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Needed: good managers

A senior manager at a large market said to me the other day that market managers (MMs) “need to get out of their fancy offices and on to the market floor – that’s the only way they can get a real feel for what a market is all about”.
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The Coleman kerosene lantern

Reliability, performance and tradition in one unique lamp.
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Physiological disorders in cabbage

A pathological condition in plants is caused by disease, whereas a physiological condition is caused by non-living (abiotic) factors such as physical injury, frost, water stress or something similar.
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Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue.
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Mineral deficiencies in cabbages

It is very important to recognise and correct mineral deficiencies as soon as the first signs appear. Any delay is likely to have a profound influence on yield.
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Fiduciary responsibility

Act 12 of 1992, which regulates market agents, places strong emphasis on what a market agent may and may not do with a producer’s money.
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Be informed about Albugo (white blister)

White blister (Albugo candida) is also sometimes referred to as white rust.
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Politicians and the markets

We have to face facts: politics plays a disproportionate role in fresh produce markets. I use the word ‘disproportionate’ because what politics contributes in perceived benefits is far outweighed by the very real disasters it brings to markets. (I’m happy to supply examples on request.)
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Combating clubroot in cabbage

Clubroot is an extremely serious disease; if it gets into your lands, it can destroy the entire crop.
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