Heavy rains impact harvest of maize, sunflowers

Maize and sunflower farmers fear that the persistent rain over parts of the country will affect their output this harvesting season. Grain SA's CEO Pieter Taljaard explains how consumers won't be affected. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Maize and sunflower farmers are concerned about persistent rain over parts of the country.

They believe it will affect this year's yield.

The industry says it usually experiences this type of weather in summer.

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The unseasonal wet winter is having a detrimental impact on the quality of crops.

Sunflower is now being affected by sclerotinia disease.

However, there is some good news for consumers.

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