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#RWC Celebrations

#RWC Celebrations

Sakata Seed Southern Africa took part in the national celebrations that united South Africa when the ‘Springboks’ won the Rugby World Cup. Our company had our very own internal braai at Head office in honor of the boys who played their hearts out for their country. We...

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The Optimum 27th Meiringspoort Marathon

The Optimum 27th Meiringspoort Marathon

On the weekend of the 12th of October Sakata Seed Southern Africa formed part of one of the most beautiful marathons in the country. Right in the heart of our production area, Oudtshoorn, the Sakata production team sponsored a water stop for all the athletes that took...

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Nwanedi Farmers workshop – Tshipise

Nwanedi Farmers workshop – Tshipise

Sakata Seed joined forces with Riverside Nursery and P&A Seedlings to take part in a Farmers workshop at Tshipise a Forever Resort. Our Sakata team traveled 1028 kilometers over 2 days to present at this workshop and to educate and interact with the farmers in the...

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2019 Agricultural Career Fair at UP

2019 Agricultural Career Fair at UP

Attracting youth to the agricultural sector is a major focus of the annual Agricultural Career Fair that was held in September 2019 at the University of Pretoria. Energetic young Sakata employees with a real passion for agriculture manned the Sakata stand.  They had...

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Butternut Information Day – Robertson, Western Cape

Butternut Information Day – Robertson, Western Cape

With Sakata’s slogan of “Quality, Reliability and Service” it will always be one of our top priorities to keep vegetable producers up to date with relevant information regarding our industry.  Sometimes we will also join forces with external experts in specific fields...

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In celebration of Women’s Day

In celebration of Women’s Day

In celebration of Women’s Day today we would like to feature one of our female growers of whom we are very proud. Greet Tijssen is a vegetable farmer based on the outskirts of Gauteng. The crops that she produces on the farm includes cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and...

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Dulce Nectar at Adelaide Boerdery, Nwanedi

Dulce Nectar at Adelaide Boerdery, Nwanedi

Dulce Nectar is a Honeydew type melon.  Due to its large size and vigorous plants, the variety is suitable for planting through winter in frost free areas.  These pictures were taken at Adelaide Boerdery in the Nwanedi region in Limpopo.  They were extremely happy...

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Grandslam

Grandslam

One of the most reliable varieties in the Sakata cabbage range, has once again proven its worth in this season. On these photos John Griffiths can be seen in one of his Grandslam fields just before harvest. This variety is still one of the sweetest cabbage varieties...

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Winter success

Winter success

In the freezing temperatures, we all like to snooze a little longer than usual, and so does plants. In winter, plants grow at a much slower rate than usual and that’s why it takes a good farmer and a favorable environment to produce good quality vegetable produce,...

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Mandela Day 2019

Mandela Day 2019

In honour of the late former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, the United Nations has declared his birth date Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009.  Since 18 July 2010, Mandela Day is celebrated by people all over the world by getting...

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Sakata hosts an Irrigation Information day in Marble Hall

Sakata hosts an Irrigation Information day in Marble Hall

In the cold winter of July 2019, Sakata Seed hosted an Irrigation Information day at the lovely Raasblaar Lodge located in Marble Hall.  All the local farmers from the Marble Hall and Groblersdal areas were invited to attend the day where Chris Barnard, a well-known...

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2019 Annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show

2019 Annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show

Once again, the 2019 annual Nampo Agricultural and Grain show lived up and exceeded all expectations. SAKATA Seed were there, as always, to participate and share in the success of this phenomenal South African event. The vibrant SAKATA stall was manned by friendly,...

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