A Million Food Gardens For Mandela Day

A Million Food Gardens For Mandela Day

Sakata together with Africa Rising Foundation and some partners are taking part in a Mandela Day initiative with the aim of distributing a million seed tins to communities within rural areas. The project kicks off in Qunu village in the Eastern Cape on 14 July 2016...
Botswana Agricultural Show

Botswana Agricultural Show

Sakata recently exhibited at the annual Botswana Agricultural show.  As a Japanese company, staff members were surprised to receive a visit by His Excellency Onishi Mashiro, the Japanese Ambassador which was joined by Honourable Patrick Ralotsia, the Minister of...
Brassica Seed Quality

Brassica Seed Quality

Brassica Seed Quality   The most common of all quality assurance complaints received by seed companies   relate to germination and vigour of brassica seed.  Seed companies perform a number of different types of tests in order to provide quality assurance for their...
Butternut Atlas always on top!

Butternut Atlas always on top!

Atlas has done Sakata proud once again when Ozzies Boerdery in the Western Cape harvested an average of 70 ton/ha of this outstanding butternut.  The producer were very impressed with the quality of the fruit as well as the excellent yield.  A very satisfied Rudolf...
Cabbage Optima

Cabbage Optima

Producing cabbage in summer is always a great challenge, but Optima, Sakata’s new summer cabbage, replacing the well-known Tenacity, is giving very good resistance to Black rot, especially during the rainy summer seasons.  With the current weather patterns being so...