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Kenya | 15 Sep 2021
New product developments in Kenya
New product development (NPD)/trials covers the complete process of bringing a new product to market, renewing an existing product or introducing a product in a new market. Read More
Zucchini | 8 Sep 2021
Everglade the exciting new zucchini variety for South African growers
Producing zucchini squash has become increasingly challenging over the years with higher demands for quality and rising disease pressure. Read More
Beans | 1 Sep 2021
STAR 2007 breaking the scale in KwaZulu-Natal
This February, farmers in the Weenen area of KwaZulu-Natal chose to plant the STARKE AYRES bean variety STAR 2007. Read More
Tomato | 25 Aug 2021
Miyon doing well in the Bosveld
Jaco Wagner from XDSL Trading was extremely happy with the MIYON he planted. Read More
Zimbabwe | 28 Jun 2021
Onion Storage in Zimbabwe
Onion storage is an integral part of onion production in Zimbabwe. Onions are an easy crop to produce in this country but are much more difficult to successfully market. Read More
Nurseries | 2 Jun 2021
Time to embrace professional nursery-raisers
When it comes to horticultural vegetable-growing, nursery management is a critical component determining the degree of success of any vegetable-farming venture. It doesn’t matte... Read More
Tomato | 26 May 2021
RENKA: Performance all the way to the top
RENKA is a new indeterminate hybrid, round tomato that performs very well under covered production systems on the Cape West Coast, as well as across South Africa. Read More
Butternut | 19 May 2021
Shiba butternut thriving
SHIBA butternut squash continues to impress. Read More
Hubbard Squash | 12 May 2021
STAR 7053: The hubbard of choice
Over the past three years, Hubbard squashes have produced excellent profits in the late winter and early summer marketing periods. Prices of up to R250 for a 35Kg bag ... Read More
Brassica | 5 May 2021
New enemy for brassica
Brassica crops, in particular cabbages, have long been popular with South African consumers and can provide farmers with a sustainable short-term income every 90 to 12... Read More
Lettuce | 21 Apr 2021
Lettuce and Thermodormancy
Lettuce is essentially a cool weather crop, making it the ideal crop for the winter season. Read More
Onions | 14 Apr 2021
Excellent year for Starke Ayres main season onions in the Bosveld
The 2020 onion season in the Western Bosveld region of Limpopo saw some exceptionally good results from STARKE AYRES onion varieties. Relatively few problems were experienced an... Read More
Cabbage | 7 Apr 2021
Cabbage transplanting methods
Knowing how to transplant seedlings is essential to successful growth and production of abundant cabbage heads. Read More
Carrots | 6 Apr 2021
Good, better, BRILLYANCE
The newly introduced Nantes-type hybrid carrot BRILLYANCE offers a unique combination of summer bolting tolerance, strong disease resistance, long root length and attractive app... Read More
South America | 6 Apr 2021
San Clemente, new pumpkin winner for Chilean farmers
Pumpkins are a very important crop in Chile, South America. Read More
Home Gardening | 6 Apr 2021
Gardening is growing
Create the perfect escape from your home office this autumn with Starke Ayres Read More
26 Mar 2021
A tomato range for all farmers
The STARKE AYRES tomato range has something for every commercial farmer in South Africa. STARKE AYRES covers the whole range, from indeterminate round for the fresh market to de... Read More
24 Mar 2021
STAR 1105: Winter performer in Western Cape
With winter being a difficult season for most crops, STAR 1105 continues to grow in popularity among farmers who need a quick, strong-growing and high-yielding beetroot for wint... Read More
8 Mar 2021
Megastar on the rise in Border region
MEGASTAR’s introduction to the Border region of the Eastern Cape was well received as it had big shoes to fill to compete with the area’s top large-frame varieties. Read More
Onions | 3 Mar 2021
Onion Irati continues making waves in Zimbabwe
Following Ross Bingley’s achievement of 110 tonnes/ha comes a report from Gweru in the Zimbabwe Midlands that literally made waves in the Bulawayo Chronicle. Read More
Donations | 26 Feb 2021
Starke Ayres donates to #CYCLONEIDAI survivors
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. Read More
Nurseries | 19 Feb 2021
Growing success in Swaziland
In 1993, Swaziland’s Chris Vickery was growing turmeric. While on a trip to the USA to see the latest in drying technology for his herbs, he came across The Seedling Nursery, wh... Read More
Pumpkins | 17 Feb 2021
Cutting it fine with pumpkins
With late summer plantings there is always a danger of cold conditions setting in before full maturation of the crop. Read More
Cabbage | 10 Feb 2021
STAR 3316 shines in winter slot
STAR 3316 was sown on 30 April 2020 and transplanted on 3 June 2020 in the Brits area at Van Staden Qualigrow. Read More