Reimagining seed potato farming with a crane-friendly trial at Ivanhoe Farm

Potatoes are traditionally one of the most intensive crops to grow on a commercial scale in terms of soil disturbance and chemical input usage. Is there potential for the economically vi...

21 Dec 2023 · 6 min read

Potatoes SA Announces Research Symposium to Prioritise Innovation in the Potato Industry

Potatoes SA is pleased to announce its upcoming Research Symposium, scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 July 2023 in Parys. The Research Symposium, themed "Roots in the Ground with the ...

5 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

Concerns about the extent of moth damage to potatoes

The incidence of moth damage to potatoes has increased in the main production areas. This damage can be attributed to two moth species, the potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella) th...

30 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Potatoes SA confirms supply of fresh potatoes as Europe under pressure

Local businesses have raised concerns regarding the supply of potatoes and French fries as record temperatures and severe drought negatively impact the supply of potatoes from Europe. In...

6 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Vegetable planting guide Part 13: Potatoes

Mashed, fried, or roasted; there is nothing quite like the versatility of the potato. These starchy vegetables are a staple for many people across the globe, ranking as the world’s fou...

22 Jul 2022 · 10 min read

South Africa potato production receives added protection with Corteva Agriscience’s new generation fungicide

Corteva Agriscience today launches Zorvec®  Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The so...

13 May 2022 · 2 min read
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