13 Jul 2023
Seed Treatment and Protection: Ensuring Healthy Seedlings
Seed quality is crucial when it comes to a vegetable garden that thrives. This blog will tell you more about seed treatment and why it matters for your garden. Read More on this
Sweet Corn | 12 Jul 2023
Our new sweetcorn stars
Starke Ayres sweetcorn hybrids are successfully sold internationally. The material generated by our inhouse breeding programme is rigorously tested in different parts of the wor... Read More on this
Tomato | 4 Jul 2023
All-year tomato variety Zulani thrives in the border region
Over the past few years, Zulani* has proven to be successful as an all-year tomato variety for growing under protection in the greater East London area. It has shown good adapta... Read More on this
Blog | 3 Jul 2023
A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Vegetable Garden from Seeds
Starke Ayres, the experts in all things vegetable gardens, are sharing five simple steps on how to start your own vegetable garden at home. Read More on this
Sweet Corn | 26 Jun 2023
The importance of planting your sweetcorn at the correct depth
Planting your sweetcorn at the correct depth is critical for max-imising yield potential. The correct planting depth is essential for proper root development, growth and uniform... Read More on this
Pumpkins | 19 Jun 2023
Delilah joins the stars
Warrior was launched in 2013 and since then it has formed the grey pumpkin range with the STARS 7022, 7026 and 7028. Read More on this
Blog | 15 Jun 2023
How Starke Ayres are Empowering South African Farmers for a Sustainable Future
Starke Ayres strive to produce seeds that will help farmers across South Africa produce quality crops that will ensure a sustainable future. Read More on this
Onions | 12 Jun 2023
Aldina onion achieves impressive yields in Koue Bokkeveld, Sandveld
Aldina* is a new medium-early, intermediate F1 hybrid onion variety from Starke Ayres, which again set high expectations last season. Read More on this
Zambia | 1 Jun 2023
A tale of Starke Ayres excellence at the 28th Jinja National Agricultural Show
After two years of Covid-19 around the world and several months of restricted movements and lockdowns in Uganda, farming communities were elated to attend the National Agricultu... Read More on this
Broccoli | 1 Jun 2023
Gongga: tougher than the rest
Gongga* is a new broccoli variety recently introduced to the South African market. Withstanding the temperature fluctuations and weekly rain of KwaZulu-Natal’s past summer seaso... Read More on this
Pepper | 17 May 2023
Komatipoort pepper field day is sweet
Starke Ayres hosted a pepper field day at JF Steyn Boerdery in Komatipoort in August 2022, at which the Starke Ayres sweet pepper range was showcased to farmers and industry rol... Read More on this
Cabbage | 10 May 2023
Kilimo F1 hybrid cabbage embraced in Mount Kenya Region
Teresa Wambugu, the regional agronomist of Starke Ayres, shared samples of Kilimo, an F1 hybrid cabbage, with farmers in the Kagochi, Mbiriri and Mutaga areas in the Mount Kenya... Read More on this
Beans | 2 May 2023
STAR 2001 still a champion in KwaZulu-Natal
Growers in KwaZulu-Natal experienced an amazing season with the tried and trusted green bean, STAR 2001. Read More on this
Onions | 18 Apr 2023
New bunching onion variety Velocity promises good returns
Starke Ayres has released Velocity, a new bunching onion variety. Velocity has been widely trialled as OB 092 and will be familiar to some producers. Read More on this
Herbs | 11 Apr 2023
American Long and Moroccan: perfect coriander varieties for summer
When summer is in full swing, it is important to make the right variety decision when planting coriander, especially in sub-tropical areas. Read More on this
Cauliflower | 3 Apr 2023
Spacedream - a new winter cauliflower
Spacedream* is the latest addition to our winter cauliflower range and has produced outstanding results when transplanted from February through to June. Read More on this
Zimbabwe | 22 Feb 2023
STAR 9009 tomato: the green machine
The Green Machine roars on. This time it enabled farmer Bright Masigo, of Range Junita Farm near Gweru, to buy another machine: a dark blue Nissan Sylphy. Read More on this
Tomato | 16 Feb 2023
The 'game changers' for tomato growers in Kenya: new hybrids from Starke Ayres
Tomato farmers in Kenya have periodically experienced losses due to tomato spotted wilt virus and tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Read More on this
Tomato | 14 Feb 2023
Renka, a perfect fit for Namibian tomato growers
Renka has shown its ability to be one of the best indeterminate round tomatoes in Namibia. Read More on this
Sweet Melons | 24 Jan 2023
Cantaloupe melons for summer season production
Starke Ayres has a full range of long shelf-life cantaloupe varieties that are suitable for spring and summer season production. These varieties were selected for their high fru... Read More on this
Tomato | 17 Jan 2023
New tomato Tabitha* - fruit set, when you need it most
Tomato Tabitha (BR 5911) F1 hybrid is a new indeterminate, round tomato variety that has done very well in open-field production trials on the West Coast of the Western Cape. Read More on this
Beans | 14 Dec 2022
Baby vegetables are growing up in Eswatini
“Seeds of success” has special relevance to baby vegetable producers in Eswatini. Read More on this
Gem Squash | 14 Dec 2022
Pinnacle remains a lasting gem
The Pinnacle gem squash first appeared on the South African variety list in 2014, and it continues to produce outstanding results. Read More on this
Tomato | 14 Dec 2022
Tuta Absoluta undermines tomato production
Tuta absoluta, the tomato leafminer moth, has become an increasingly important pest in South Africa since 2016, undermining tomato production. Farmers have suffered ser... Read More on this