Cultivars need to be made known
In the Western Cape, the winter grain harvest
process (wheat, barley and oats) is well on its
way. Other winter grain production areas will
soon follow suit.
It is the responsibility of the South African Cultivar
and Technology Agency (SACTA) to administer
the statutory levy for breeding and technology. In
order to divide the levy between the seed companies
according to their market share, a formula is used of
which one input is production declaration. SACTA
therefore requests grain handlers, grain storers or
grain traders that buy or store grains, to enquire
from producers which cultivars are being delivered.
This information will later be requested by SACTA.
– Press release, SACTA