#FactSheet: The fall armyworm in South Africa

The fall armyworm is a species in the order of Lepidoptera and is the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth. Its scientific...

Final winter crop production figures slightly up

At a meeting held on 10 May 2018, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop production...

US corn planting speeds up, still below average

The United States (US) corn planting pace is surging forward but remains below average. Meanwhile, soya bean seeding is ahead of its average pace. In...

Zim cotton prices improve under auction system

Farmers in Zimbabwe have commended Government for improving cotton prices through introducing the auction system. Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president, Mr. Wonder Chabikwa...

Finance committee briefed on illicit tobacco trade

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) notes with surprise and concern the announcement that Cabinet has approved the publication of the Control of...

Tanzania can improve banana production

Tanzania and Uganda, the two top banana-producing nations in Africa with a combined annual output of 3.5 million tons, valued at $US4.3 billion, have...

A new scale insect pest found on macadamias

Macadamia cultivation has grown significantly in South Africa over the past few decades, and this country has become one of the largest producers of...

Tortoise beetles newly observed on sweet potato

During the summer of 2018 a tortoise beetle, not previously seen on sweet potato, was observed causing considerable damage to the foliage of experimental...

EU to drop a quarter of its apricot yield

European apricot production could fall by nearly a quarter this year after poor weather hit the continent and a disappointing 2017 campaign. The estimates were...

Hoër mielie-oes verwag

Die hersiene oppervlak- en derde produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir die 2018-produksieseisoen is pas deur die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee vrygestel. Read it in English. Kommersiële mielies Die grootte van...