Sectors - Fresh Produce
Farmers Weekly
Pest control with benefical insects

If allowed to flourish, predators and parasitoids can control certain pests almost entirely.
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The four pillars of the fresh produce market

Market management and agents. Infrastructure. Farmers. Buyers. These are the four pillars of the fresh produce market.
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Using IPM for diamondbacks

My interest in integrated pest management (IPM) was sparked many years ago when carrying out brassica trials.
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Farmers need constructive feedback from market agents

Ask any market agent what the toughest aspect is about dealing with farmers, and the reply will probably be: “Criticising their products.”
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The benefits of holistic pest control

Integrated pest management (IPM) combines various methods to control pests.
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The relationship between producer and market agent

The trust relationship between producer and market agent is the oil that lubricates the fresh produce engine.
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Fine-tuning your lettuce

I often see a large amount of lettuce left behind on the land after harvesting.
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An open letter to black market agents

Dear black market agents, over the years I’ve met most of you and have noticed two consistent themes.
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How to deal with big-vein virus and tipburn in lettuce

Lettuce big-vein disease is transmitted by the soil-borne fungus (Olpidium brassicae).
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Problems with immature fruit

According to a FreshPlaza.com report by Anton Bothma, Kenya has set about improving avocado quality standards in order to compete better in Europe.
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This week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp.
Security guards patrol my farm day and night.
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times.
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet.
Last week's poll
Will you be attending #Nampo2016?
Yes, I’m looking forward to it. (15.22%)
No, I’m not interested. (71.56%)
I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22%)
Yes, I’m looking forward to it.  (15.22 %) I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %) Yes, I’m looking forward to it.  (15.22 %) I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %)
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