Sectors - Fresh Produce
Weevils & other sweet potato pests

The sweet potato weevil (Cylas spp) is arguably the most destructive pest of this crop.
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Fresh produce sector : More change for the better

The rapid changes that we witness every day in the world are well-documented, but I remain constantly intrigued by them.
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Irrigation & pest control in sweet potatoes

For sweet potato runners to root, the soil around the plants must be moist. Usually, the irrigation applied just after planting will be enough, but this depends on soil type and weather conditions.
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Sweet potatoes after planting

Sweet potatoes are highly adaptable when it comes to soil type. I have grown this crop commercially in soils ranging from sandy to a very heavy clay.
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Remembering Len Hobson

Len Hobson, who died recently at the age of 87, introduced papayas from Hawaii to South Africa in the late 1960s and became a recognised authority on subtropical fruit and macadamia nuts.
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Improvements at Springs Market

I cannot believe the transformation that has taken place at Springs Market.
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Fresh Connections conference - an event to remember

The annual two-day ‘Fresh Connections Conference’ hosted by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) on 13 and 14 August this year was once again a winner.
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The future of sweet potatoes

Sweet potato consumption has not grown in the way it should have. When travelling in the Mpumulanga Lowveld 35 years ago, I recall that in season there would be piles of sweet potatoes in bags for sale at the roadside.
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Capsicum viruses

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most important plant viruses in South Africa.
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More research on fresh produce wastage

I have always considered the apple industry to be at the forefront of innovation.
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