Sectors - Fresh Produce
Farmers Weekly
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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Reducing the risk of P. capsici

Capsicums are subject to pathogenic fungi, bacterial diseases and viruses.
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Is your customer king?

It’s said that businesses most likely to survive a recession are those that genuinely believe the ‘customer is king’.
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Preventing powdery mildew in peppers

One of the most difficult diseases to control in capsicums is powdery mildew.
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Managing early fruit set in peppers

Peppers are relatively easy to grow when conditions are suitable. If not, taking the necessary precautions will avoid some problems.
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Food security?

We often hear commentators offering sage counsel on how to market fresh produce successfully in a country as diverse as ours.
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Managing peppers through to maturity

As noted last week, the balance between fruit set and leaf volume can have a major effect on the yield and bearing pattern of a pepper plant through its lifetime.
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