Eco-Friendly | 8 Sep 2020
Starke Ayres – creating a safe haven for owls
In 2016, Starke Ayres established an owl-breeding programme on its farm that uses these birds of prey, instead of chemically hazardous methods, to help keep pests at bay. Read More
Home Gardening | 8 Aug 2020
Hydrocache: saving water, saving plants
The issue of water scarcity is becoming increasingly urgent around the world, amid changing climate and rainfall patterns. In fact, Read More
Research | 22 Jul 2020
Plant health research: key to food security
Maintaining plant health, and ongoing research to mitigate threats, are vital to ensure healthy crops and sufficient, sustainable food production to feed the growing world popul... Read More
Quality | 21 Jul 2020
ISTA accreditation – your passport to seed trade across borders
Seed testing assists in determining the quality of seeds by closely examining their health, genetics and germination capacity. The Starke Ayres seed testing laboratory is among ... Read More
Kenya | 4 May 2020
Starke Ayres in Kenya: hybrids and innovation are empowering small-scale growers
The seed-growing industry in Kenya is evolving dramatically. Small-scale growers now account for a much larger share of the country’s production, and enjoy far better yields sin... Read More
Eggplant | 23 Apr 2020
Violet Moon: an eggplant on the rise
The eggplant, also known as aubergine or brinjal (Solanum melongena) is a member of the family Solanaceae and, as such, is re... Read More
Beans | 23 Apr 2020
Exciting climbing bean varieties coming soon!
Starke Ayres offers a wide range of green beans ideal for various applications. The varieties are selected on merit for their disease tolerance, strong plant habits and high yie... Read More
Melon | 23 Apr 2020
Kinder – a new generation Galia melon
*Kinder is a new type of Galia melon with long shelf life that was launched recently for summer season production. The variety has exceptional eating quality and very firm flesh... Read More