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RADISH F1 HYBRID CHERIETTE IN KAAPSE VLAKTE, WESTERN CAPE

RADISH F1 HYBRID CHERIETTE IN KAAPSE VLAKTE, WESTERN CAPE

During the last week of May 2023, F1 Hybrid Radish ๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜ was harvested at Kleinensorgen in Kaapse Vlakte, Western Cape.ย Cheriette showed a beautiful bright red colour with outstanding quality.ย  Cheriette is suitable for all year round production with a medium...

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SV7735 ICEBERG LETTUCE

SV7735 ICEBERG LETTUCE

Iceberg lettuce types are the most widely consumed lettuce type in South Africa.ย One of the more common misperceptions about lettuce is that the crop is not as taxing on the soil. The crop could be perceived as being less taxing because it is such a fast vegetable...

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Sakata Seed SA: Changes in Top Management

Sakata Seed SA: Changes in Top Management

Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty)Ltd announce the retirement of their Managing Director, Mr. Lindsay Campleman, who has been part of the company for more than three decades. Lindsay joined Sakata on February 1, 1992, as Financial Director and served as Commercial...

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THE BEAUTY OF MOMENTUM

THE BEAUTY OF MOMENTUM

Momentum F1 Hybrid Sweet Pepper thrived at Inyoni Boerdery in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, this season! These peppers were planted mid-February and harvested at the end of April 2023. Momentum produced very uniform, blocky fruit in this well-maintained open field. What...

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POWERSLAM CABBAGE STANDS OUT IN TRIALS ACCORSS SOUTH AFRICA

POWERSLAM CABBAGE STANDS OUT IN TRIALS ACCORSS SOUTH AFRICA

Just because a variety is a new introduction to our commercial range, doesnโ€™t mean that we havenโ€™t been working on it for numerous years. It takes quite a few seasons to develop a variety, establish its field resistance, its slot and various other characteristics such...

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SAKATA VARIETIES AT KALRO EXPO KENYA

SAKATA VARIETIES AT KALRO EXPO KENYA

๐—ž๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฅ๐—ข ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—ข ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—–๐—› ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ž๐—”, ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—” Sakata was a proud Silver sponsor of the recent Farmers EXPO held at the KALRO grounds, Thika, Kenya. An estimated number of 500 visitors including distributors, farmers, students and government representatives attended the...

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SAKATA CORPORATION CELEBRATES ITS 110TH ANNIVERSARY!

SAKATA CORPORATION CELEBRATES ITS 110TH ANNIVERSARY!

July 2023 marks the 110th anniversary of the beginnings of Sakata Seed Corporation. Although the times have drastically changed since 1913, the one thing that has never changed is our โ€œPASSION in Seed.โ€ With gratitude to everyone who has supported us during the past...

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SAKATA AT FAIR PLANET ETHIOPIA OPEN DAY

SAKATA AT FAIR PLANET ETHIOPIA OPEN DAY

Fair Planet is a Non-profit organisation which focuses on increasing food security and to provide new economic opportunities for the millions of people living in poverty in mainly Ethiopia and Tanzania. Fair Planetโ€™s mission is to bridge the current gap between...

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NATIVA IN ZIMBABWE – THE SUCCESS CONTINUES!

NATIVA IN ZIMBABWE – THE SUCCESS CONTINUES!

The success story continues! One year ago, Kudakwashe at Chitora Irrigation Scheme in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, did extremely well with his Nativa F1 Hybrid carrot production. (See post: https://ecs.page.link/cf8wL) ย This year's production achieved even greater results than...

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NATIVA IN BRITS, NORTH WEST, RSA

NATIVA IN BRITS, NORTH WEST, RSA

Nativa is an F1 hybrid carrot variety from Sakata that has been a part of the range for many years. This variety is an excellent choice when it comes to summer production. When compared to other varieties planted in the same slot, Nativa is by far the most vigorous!...

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BRITS FARMERSโ€™ DAY 23 FEB 2023

BRITS FARMERSโ€™ DAY 23 FEB 2023

On the 23rd of February 2023, after several months of planning and growing some of our most popular varieties as well as our latest additions to the Sakata vegetable seed range, we hosted our Brits Farmersโ€™ Day at Green Grace Farms, Brits, North West. At Sakata, we...

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