Chard (Beta vulgaris) is also known as ‘Swiss chard’, ‘silver beet’, ‘mangold’ and other names. In South Africa it is usually referred to simply as ‘spinach’.
In late December, to market its Cuties mandarins, Sun Pacific introduced a marketing campaign on Snapchat, the social media messaging and imaging app.
Whitefly remains a notoriously difficult pest to control.
The early part of the year is probably a good time to remind farmers about their responsibilities when dealing with a market agent.
When spraying different pests at the same time, many farmers try to kill two birds with one stone by making elaborate mixtures.
Almost every fresh produce market in South Africa has a licensing agreement with Freshmark Systems, the providers of the industry’s dedicated IT-based sales processing system.
As pointed out previously, the key to successful pest and disease control is optimal penetration of the spray mixture.
Occupational health and safety (OHS) play a crucial role in the workplace. So much so, that the Occupational Health and Safety Act lays down a host of precise legal requirements...
There is more to a spray mixture than chemical product and water. You also need an adjuvant – a substance added to the water to enable the sprayed product to...
So today I’m offering a general optimistic comment on South Africa’s farmers that I hope will resonate with you.
All too often, I come across farmers who are not accurate enough with their sprayer calibration.
When Charles Hamilton left his post as CEO of Cape Town Market in the early part of the new millennium, he opened his own market using an entirely new business...