LATEST NEWS

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

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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Elisa Butter Lettuce – A success story

Elisa butter lettuce is a Sakata variety with a lot of growth and vigour. This is a photo of a satisfied Elisa grower based close to Alma, Limpopo. They cultivated this variety both indoors (shade net) and in the open field and were successful in both. Even though it...

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Conquistador – A proud grower

Conquistador can be used for year-round production in mild climatic conditions. It is a big framed, large headed variety with excellent yield potential and a good field hold ability. This is a proud grower named Paul, who is very excited for the upcoming harvest of...

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Quantum stands for Quality

For the butternut producer that that would like to produce medium sized butternuts of remarkable quality, Quantum is definitely the answer.  Quantum is the sister line of the very well-known variety Pluto that has taken the market by storm over the past few years. ...

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Titan* Butternut – bigger and better

Titan* has only recently been launched into the market place and it is already a sought after butternut variety for both butternut producers and processors.  Titan* is widely adapted to all growing regions of South Africa and the very strong plants and overall vigour...

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Sakata shows Passion at AFSTA 2019

Once a year an African country hosts a congress for AFSTA, the African Seed Trade Association, inviting members and key stakeholders to discuss global seed issues, network and discover investment opportunities. This year Kenya hosted the event in Mombasa where 430...

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Brassica Information Day – Boston, KwaZulu Natal

McDonalds Seeds, Sakata’s distributor in KwaZulu Natal hosted a Brassica Information Day in Boston, KwaZulu Natal during the month of February 2019.  Within the past 4 years McDonalds Seeds in collaboration with Sakata has put a lot of work and effort into identifying...

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Ares* Broccoli – Success Story

Ginger McKenzie, from Boston in KwaZulu Natal, is one of many farmers in South Africa that will be including Ares* broccoli in his planting programme from this season onwards.  Over the past few seasons many trials have been done, that focused specifically on...

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New pepper Cherokee* is now available

Sakata recently launched a brand new F1 Hybrid sweet pepper variety that produces high quality fruit in the open field, called Cherokee*.  Cherokee* produces medium-large sized fruit with a smooth surface, shallow shoulders and turns bright red when it ripens. The...

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Falcon beats the summer heat

Beet, Falcon has spread its wings over the past few months to proof once again why this is Sakata’s number one summer variety.  This picture of Falcon was taken in the Brits area, well-known for its very hot summer temperatures.  Falcon is an excellent choice for...

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