FABIans enthusiastically gathered to take part in this season's seed packing as part of the National Maize Cultivar Evaluation Trials that is organised by SANSOR and Grain SA. This task usually takes a week to complete, but the excellent teamwork and dedication from all involved enabled us to complete the task in record time.

This trial provides maize seeds from various seed companies to be distributed to diverse agro-ecological regions within South Africa. The goal of the trail is to evaluate the performance and adaptability of different maize cultivars for comparison against cultivars currently on the market. This is the third year that FABI has taken part in this important process as an independent body. We thank all seed companies involved, SANSOR (Dr Magdeleen Cilliers) and Grain SA (Petru Fourie) for including FABI and for their support during this process.