Sectors - Fresh Produce
Playing with inflated prices

Some (but not all) market agents have been doing it for years, but that does not make it acceptable.
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Nitrogen: the key to high cabbage yield

A shortage of nitrogen is the single most common reason for a cabbage crop not reaching its full yield potential. This applies equally to the quantity applied as to how to conserve it and maintain its correct level.
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Fresh produce sector attracting more youth

Traditionally, the fresh produce sector has been lax in attracting youngsters into the fold. But this is changing, and it’s encouraging to see the developments in recruiting that have taken place in recent years.
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How to plant cabbage correctly

Cabbage can be planted by hand or mechanically. For hand planting, the best tool is a home-made miniature hoe. This can be constructed by cutting up an old implement disc into wedges and welding a section of pipe to each as a handle.
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True farmer's markets?

Farmers have been selling their own produce for centuries, in fact since the dawn of time.
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Start fertilising your cabbage before planting

Getting a full stand and a vigorous getaway is crucial for high yield. Some important aspects in this regard have been mentioned in previous articles.
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Global roundup from the fresh produce sector

I subscribe to a selection of newsletters from overseas that keep me in the loop with what’s happening on the international fresh produce scene. What happens abroad frequently affects our fresh produce sector at home.
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Getting the land ready for cabbages

The first consideration when preparing land for cabbage is to get the soil’s nutrient content right.
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APAC: Protecting your money

The Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) was established in 1992 in terms of the Agricultural Produce Agents Act.
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Choose the right cabbage seedlings!

The seedling is the start of a very valuable crop and the stand and speed of initial growth will have a significant effect on profit.
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