Sectors - Fresh Produce
The Produce Marketing Association welcomes new representative

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) recently announced the resignation of Marianne van der Laarse as its Southern Africa representative.
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Take the guesswork out of spraying

Bearing in mind the cost of spray materials and the chance you won’t get the desired effect, you must take great care to apply the correct amount of active ingredient per hectare.
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Answer these 3 questions before planting vegetables

What should you ask yourself when deciding which vegetables to plant? Vegetable expert Bill Kerr explains.
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Economical pest control

Having already addressed bollworms, this week we discuss the control of aphid, cutworm and leaf miner in lettuce crops.
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Keep the market free!

I’ve heard rumblings from on high that it should be compulsory for bigger farmers to allocate, say, 20% of their produce to a black-owned market agency.
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Controlling bollworm in lettuce

One pest has caused severe damage on almost every lettuce farm at some time or other: the African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera).
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Integrity is profitable

In his Managing for Profit column of 5 February, Peter Hughes tells how leadership expert Fred Kiel found that businesses managed by people of character made returns up to five times higher than businesses whose leaders indulge in questionable behaviour.
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What to do after transplanting lettuce

The manner in which lettuces are transplanted makes all the difference to the profitability of a crop, as all subsequent practices and expenses up to maturity remain the same.
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Korkom annual producers and market agents’ information day

I recently attended the annual producers and market agents’ information day hosted in Ceres by Korkom.
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Planting and fertilising lettuce

When planting lettuce, it is very important to ensure that the soil is sufficiently moist to reduce transplant shock.
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