Sectors - Fresh Produce
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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Capsicum diseases

Spotted wilt, which was covered in a previous article, is but one of 17 viruses found in peppers worldwide.
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Service improvements at the Markets

On many occasions, I’ve pummelled markets on their inability to upgrade and make improvements.
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Effective control of capsicum diseases

Several pests are a potential threat to capsicums. Not only can they damage the crop but they may be vectors for destructive diseases.
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Market agencies need to be BBBEE compliant

Saying “I told you so” is not always the right way to go about winning friends and influencing people. However, in the case of market agents, the rebuke is justified.
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Dealing with spotted wilt

Spotted wilt can be devastating in a land of peppers, but need not be if the correct strategies are adopted.
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Happy birthday Joburg Market

When you drive into the Joburg Market nowadays, you’re greeted by an enormous banner proclaiming ‘120 Years of Freshness’.
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Preventing bacterial spot in capsicums

Bacterial spot is easily prevented in capsicums, but once in the land it is extremely difficult to stop.
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Well done, Durban Fresh Produce Market

They appointed Cobus Rademeyer as their liaison officer at the beginning of June. I received notification the other day that the majority of Institute of Market Agents of SA members at Durban Fresh Produce Market took a bold step in a new direction.
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