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Agribusiness

Armyworms may invade SA sugar fields after corn

Feb 17 2017 18:57

An outbreak of fall armyworms that has attacked corn plants may spread to sugarcane in the KwaZulu-Natal province, says the Agricultural Research Council.

Agribusiness

Slam tariff on SA maize imports - Zim millers

Feb 17 2017 18:32

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe wants a 40% of tariffs on imports of maize because its struggling to compete with cheaper South African maize grown from genetically modified seeds.

Agribusiness

South Africa stockpiles armyworm chemicals

Feb 15 2017 19:46

SA is stockpiling chemicals to fight a crippling outbreak of the false armyworm while all Zimbabwean provinces have now been infested with the pest, say officials.

Economy

UN meeting warns of 'huge' armyworm threat

Feb 14 2017 18:37

The fall armyworm has a potential to cause a serious food security problem in sub-Saharan Africa, says an expert at emergency UN talks in Harare.

Agribusiness

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

Feb 15 2017 07:01

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may drive its people into new forms of employment, leaving only a few commercial outfits behind.

Agribusiness

Conference tackles armyworm outbreak in SADC region

Feb 14 2017 13:15

Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and other countries in the region are among the nations bracing for dire effects emanating from the outbreak of the false armyworm.

Agribusiness

Valentine’s chocolate cheaper as cocoa supply swells

Feb 13 2017 12:54

Buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year thanks to booming cocoa supplies.

Agribusiness

Premier fishing unit to list on JSE in bid to raise R526 million

Feb 13 2017 07:54

African Equity Empowerment Investments will list subsidiary Premier Foods and Fishing on the JSE in March to raise R526.5m in order to grow its market share.

Agribusiness

Cape Wine Auction raises record R22.3m

Feb 13 2017 06:41

The recently held Cape Wine Auction has raised a record R22.3m, surpassing the target of R15m.

Agribusiness

BEE a marathon, not a sprint for Sea Harvest as firm heads to JSE

Feb 08 2017 10:57

The listing is an example of what can happen if you stay the course long term to add value for your shareholders, says Mustaq Brey, CEO of Sea Harvest parent Brimstone.

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Agribusiness

Kenilworth Race Course could become quarantine station

Feb 06 2017 16:08

Currently horses exported from the Western Cape are required to serve a three month quarantine period in Mauritius before going on to their final destination.

Agribusiness

Normal table grape crop expected

Feb 03 2017 17:56

This year's harvest of table grapes does not show a huge increase, but rather reflects a return to normal berry and bunch development.

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