January 13, 2020

‘Lost crops’ could have fed as many as maize

Make some room in the garden, you storied three sisters: the winter squash, climbing beans and the vegetable we know as corn. Grown together, newly examined ‘lost crops’ could have produced enough seed to feed as […]
November 25, 2019

Crop market trends

The South African maize future prices traded mixed this week; the soya bean spot price decreased marginally by 0.2% and the sunflower seed spot price increased by 0.3% week on week. Maize market trends International maize […]
November 13, 2019

Helpful insects and landscape changes

We might not notice them, but the crops farmers grow are protected by scores of tiny invertebrate bodyguards. Naturally occurring arthropods like spiders and lady beetles patrol crop fields looking for insects to eat. These natural […]
October 16, 2019

Identifying plant genes to ensure food security

Scientists have developed a new approach enabling researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits. This method will enable plant breeders and scientists to develop more affordable, desirable, and sustainable plant varieties. The […]