Vegetable production: Rye as a windbreak for your carrots

A farmer from Bothaville in South Africa’s Free State Province uses rye as a windbreak for his carrot fields. Wind damage to their young carrots is a serious challenge for Toks Liebenberg from Greenpak and Attie Grobler, Farm Manager at Fraaiuitsig, which forms part of Greenpak. In an attempt to…

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Rugani to bring vegetable juice to Africa

Rugani Juice, a brand flowing from Greenway Farms in South Africa (SA), has grown by 500% since its establishment 2 years ago. The juice range will be expanded and distributed to Zambia this year. Greenway Farms is SA’s largest carrot producer. Rugani and his business partner, Vincent Sequeira, produce 40%…

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Vegetable production: Grow top-quality carrots

Carrots are important root crops in commercial and home gardens for vegetable production. Here are some pointers for cultivating them. Carrots (Daucus carota) are members of the Apaceae family and are grown for the edible root, which can be eaten raw or cooked. They are rich in carotene (vitamin A).…

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Zambian government u-turns on agro import ban

The Zambian government has backtracked on banning the import of agricultural produce. The reversal of the ban was confirmed yesterday by Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame, at a media briefing in Lusaka. Siame said Zambia – being bound by trade protocols of the Common Market for Eastern…

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