Bt-maize provides protection against fall armyworm

Good news for South African maize producers who planted the YieldGard Bt-maize with the seed company Monsanto’s MON89034 technology, is that it provides protection against fall armyworm. Kobus Steenekamp, managing director of Monsanto SA, says the protection was confirmed by Prof. Johnnie van den Berg, entomologist at the North West…

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Eastern Cape farmers get a glimpse of improved maize varieties in the pipeline

Smallholder farmers in the Eastern Cape were introduced to advanced seed varieties of the WEMA-Tela(Bt) project at a farmers’ day near Willowvale, organised by the Agricultural Research Council in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Theses varieties from the Water Efficient Maize for Africa…

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A love for farming drives tomato success

Quality is king, says tomato farmer, Jimmy Manjanja, of JM Farming Enterprize in Mwembeshi, west of Lusaka. On his farm, about 40 km from the capital, he has learned to produce top quality tomatoes all year round with precious little water. Jasper Raats visited Jimmy. Every 6 to 8 weeks…

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