LATEST NEWS

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

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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Natures Garden prefers Parthenon

Natures Garden is a proudly South African owned company producing frozen vegetables for all major retailers.  Natures Garden Broccoli producers have been planting Sakata’s Parthenon variety for the past few years and they are still satisfied with the constant...

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New broccoli Ares* shows huge potential

Sakata has recently launched broccoli, Ares* into the market and this variety is already causing great excitement amongst broccoli growers, with more and more growers including Ares* into their commercial plantings. Ares* is a fast maturing pre-packer suitable for...

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Laastedrift Farming Group loves carrot, Carvora*

The Laastedrif Farming Group, owned by Mr. Rossouw Cillié, is a proud fruit and vegetable supplier to customers such as Woolworths, Freshmark and a wide range of international supermarkets. Quality is non-negotiable for the Laastedrif Farming Group and they ensure...

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