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Read the latest Starke Ayres Seed News magazine

Uganda | 19 June 2024
Farmer education; a key driver of successful vegetable farming in Uganda
The sharing of knowledge and experiences with farming communities is a cornerstone of Starke Ayres’ activities in Uganda. To achieve this, as many opportunities as possible are ... Read More on this
Farming | 19 June 2024
An Adorable Update On Our Winged Warriors At Starke Ayres
On May 17th, EcoSolutions collaborated with Starke Ayres in Kempton Park to ring three fledgling owls on the property. The process began with using a forklift safety cage to rem... Read More on this
30 May 2024
The Hall Field Days, New York State, USA
During the third week of August, Starke Ayres participated in “The Hall Field Days” hosted by Seneca Vegetable Research Inc., in New York State, USA. More than 250 people repres... Read More on this
15 May 2024
The Golden Valley Agricultural Trust (GART) National Seed Fair and Horticultural Field Day in Zambia
The GART National Seed Fair & Horticulture Field Day was held over two days in October and is an important event in the Zambian farming calendar. It provides an opportunity for ... Read More on this
Blog | 15 May 2024
Expanding Your Commercial Vegetable Farm Successfully
Unlock the secrets to expanding your commercial vegetable farm with Starke Ayres! Discover essential tips and strategies for successful growth and productivity. Read More on this
Tomato | 8 May 2024
Agricultural excellence at the 95th Agricultural and Commercial Show
The Agricultural and Commercial Show in Zambia is a forum where agricultural innovations and techniques are displayed to the farming community. This year, Starke Ayres again col... Read More on this
Cabbage | 2 May 2024
Zimbabwean cabbage Lunaria: Big, bold and beautiful
The new cabbage variety Lunaria is a rising star in the Zimbabwean brassica world. It is a large, round, hybrid cabbage with black rot resistance for summer production. Adaptabl... Read More on this
25 April 2024
Megastar for big heads in winter
The cabbage hybrid Megastar has been grown through the winter season in various places over the last few years with great success. Knowing how the variety performs under differe... Read More on this
Blog | 17 April 2024
Vertical Gardening: Maximizing Space for a Bountiful Vegetable Harvest
Discover how Starke Ayres supplies can help you maximize space with vertical gardening for a bountiful vegetable harvest. Read More on this
Cabbage | 16 April 2024
Kilimo heads south
The hybrid cabbage Kilimo first came to prominence in East African markets and was given its Swahili name, which translates as “farming”. From these areas, it has ... Read More on this
Cabbage | 10 April 2024
Minimising bolting in cabbage
Cabbage is produced in all South African provinces and is an important crop. Some areas are climatically suited to year round production, while others are limited to certain per... Read More on this
Butternut | 2 April 2024
New Butternut varieties show promise for winter and early production in the Cape
The cold and wet conditions experienced this year in the Western and Northern Capes have created multiple challenges for butternut farmers relying on spring production. Read More on this
Butternut | 28 March 2024
Shiba success in the East
The Pongola area is well known for warm winter conditions and this allows production of cucurbit crops when most other areas are too cold to allow this. Local farmer Bernard Joh... Read More on this
20 March 2024
STAR 2001 Finds A Niche In Eswatini
The Starke Ayres green bean variety STAR 2054 has been the choice of many Eswatini growers for many years. It consistently delivers good yields of relatively thin, refined pods ... Read More on this
13 March 2024
Quality Assurance in Commercial Vegetable Farming: From Field to Market
Discover the journey of quality assurance in commercial vegetable farming with Starke Ayres. Elevate your farming practices with premium seeds and expert support. Read More on this
Blog | 23 February 2024
Designing a Fragrant Garden: Flowers that Delight the Senses
Create a sensory oasis with Starke Ayres' fragrant flowers. Discover expert tips for designing a garden that delights the senses and enhances your outdoor space. Read More on this
22 January 2024
Mastering the Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening at Home
Start your vegetable gardening journey with Starke Ayres. Explore our premium seeds and master the basics for a thriving home garden. Read More on this
Melon | 20 December 2023
New - First IDEAL Melons
The new IDEAL range of melons will be available to South African growers from summer 2023. This new type of melon combines superior flavour, aroma, fruit colour and freshness. T... Read More on this
Zucchini | 20 December 2023
Complementary Zucchini Varieties in the Western Cape
Starke Ayres markets a wide range of zucchini varieties that provide top-quality fruit for pre-packing and fresh-cut use. The combination of STAR 8023 and Everglade* during the ... Read More on this
Zambia | 20 December 2023
ARATIS Project shows results in Zambia
The ARATIS (Accelerated Rural Access To Improved Seed) project aims to provide small-scale farmers with the knowledge and skills to produce hybrid vegetable crops successfully. Read More on this
20 December 2023
ARATIS Project – Vegetable seedling production
The ARATIS (Accelerating Rural Access To Improved Seeds) projects’ focus on improved hybrid vegetable production depends not only on making seed available but also on creating a... Read More on this
20 December 2023
An ally in the Tuta fight
Nature is often said to provide and in the case of tomato growers, this comes in the form of bats, the only flying mammals. There are 9 species of bats found in South Africa, th... Read More on this
Blog | 14 December 2023
Cultivating Nutrient-Rich Delights: A Guide to Growing Superfoods with Starke Ayres
Elevate your health with nutrient-rich superfoods. Discover cultivation secrets with Starke Ayres. Nourish your garden, nourish your well-being! Read More on this
Uganda | 12 December 2023
West Nile strategic partnerships to the benefit of all
The West Nile region of Uganda has great agricultural potential yet to be realised. Starke Ayres is active in the region and has found forming strategic partnerships to be an ef... Read More on this