LATEST NEWS

Take a look at our latest news and articles to find out what’s trending in the world of seed.

Carrot, Carvora* is taking the market by storm

Carvora* has only recently been launched by Sakata and already this carrot has built up a reputation for itself.  Carvora* has proofed itself again and again and is extremely versatile, as it is suitable for bunching, processing and due to its cylindrical shape and...

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New tomato Nerine*

Tomato Nerine* is an indeterminate salad tomato from Sakata’s local tomato breeding programme.  Nerine* has very good fruit quality, uniform fruit size and a very good disease package.  Nerine* performed very well during winter production in greenhouse production...

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Sakata hosts a Brassica and Irrigation day in George

At the beginning of August Sakata hosted a Brassica and Irrigation Information day in the lovely town of George in the Eastern Cape.  The well-known irrigation specialist, Chris Barnard was the guest speaker at this event and gave a whole workshop on everything that a...

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Cabbage day in Weenen

Sakata recently took part in a cabbage information day that was held in Weenen, KwaZulu Natal.  The cabbage day has become an annual event in the town of Weenen where local growers, nurseries, seed companies and other service providers get together to look at cultivar...

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Sakata supports Namibia farmers

Sakata, in conjunction with Aqualand (Sakata’s distributor in Namibia) and Metson, recently held a series of Vegetable Workshops throughout the country of Namibia.  The first workshop was held at Ruacana and after a drive of a whole 450 km inland the team arrived for...

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Grandslam is a grand choice for cabbage producer in Namibia

Floris Smit, a farmer at Otavifontein Boerdery in Otavi, Namibia, is very satisfied with the consistent and excellent performance he gets from Sakata’s cabbage varieties, Grandslam and Optima.  Floris says that the Grandslam heads are usually the first to be sold out...

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“Crazy Root” on your beetroot

Many beet producers may have thought that their beet crop developed a mind of its own when it starts to produce some crazy, hairy roots with a beard-like appearance.  These symptoms can in actual fact be the result of a disease infection called Rhizomania or “Crazy...

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Announcement

Sakata Seed Corporation, of Yokohama, Japan, announces that they have acquired a minority interest in Van Egmond Lisianthus B.V., of Rijnsburg, The Netherlands. Sakata Seed Corporation is the world’s major breeder of Lisianthus cultivars, and Van Egmond Lisianthus...

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Sampson stands strong in the Free State

Pumpkin, Sampson keeps up to its name as a very strong, vigorous grower.  Pumpkin producer, Kobus Jooste from Kresby (Pty) Ltd. Doringdraai Koppies in the Free State can vouch for this.  Kobus is still very satisfied with the outstanding quality of Sampson and with an...

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