LATEST NEWS

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

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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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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