Direct access to the SGASA’s dynamic research programme and its results for all members.

Membership Benefits

  1. To serve as an instrument of negotiation in the best interests of the seedling industry and to liaise between the various groups within the industry.
  2. To promote the common interests of members and the industry in general.
  3. To promote co‐operation amongst members.

Here is how you will benefit in a concrete way from your membership of the SGASA:

1. You’ll have direct access to the SGASA’s dynamic research programme and its results, allowing you to solve many of your pressing problems. You will receive regular updates on the progress. you also have the opportunity to ask the Research Sub‐Committee to conduct research on your particular problems.

2. Research projects conducted in past years include ‐ downy mildew, damping off, algae control, nutrition and the use of plant growth regulators (PGR’s), Vegetable Seed Pathology, Bacterial Speck and Spot, Super absorbents, Root Diseases ‐ Phythophthora and Thelieviopsis, Tobacco Alternaria, PGR’s in Timber, Pine nutrition, medium quality, Trichoderma & Virus control in peppers, Bedding Plant Production; Growing Medium quality; Water Quality and Salts; Heating of seedlings; Seed treatment; Economics of export and import of seedlings; New systemic copper; Sugar cane seedlings; Wattle Rhizobia; Chocolate Spot; Slow release fertilizers; Wetting Agents; ISO 9002 manual; Nursery inspection sheet & Accreditation

3. Current research projects include Assess Ectomycorrhizal Associations using Pinus, Eucalyptus and Quercus and a Cabbage Project. Also recently completed was a project researching Bacterial Speck and Spot disease of Tomato.

4. You’ll receive the SGASA’s quarterly publication, The Leaflet, filled with industry news, advertisements and research information.

5. You’ll receive n membership directory, our own list of seedling growers and suppliers, an invaluable tool when you need information or wish to contact the industry with an advertising message.

6. You’ll be invited to the Annual Symposium, at which you will be updated on the latest local and international research, trends and innovations.  Also at the Symposium are exhibits from suppliers to our industry.

7. We host the symposium at locations around South Africa with recent events being held at Letsitele, Stellenbosch, Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit, Jeffery’s Bay, and Johannesburg.  Keep an eye on our website for details of this year’s event.

8. You may participate in local get‐togethers in the geographic regions, to meet the other growers, to share the camaraderie of common industry, to share problems and solutions, to know that there is support out there.

9. You may participate in interest/study groups arising from interest in particular crop production.

l0. You’II be part of an organised industry, and will have the lobby power behind your interests.

Membership Form


R6375 + VAT Per Annum
  • Suppliers of goods and services to the industry


R1785 - R16275 + VAT Per Annum
  • Nurseries growing seedlings in individual cell containers


R1430 + VAT Per Annum
  • Educational Institutions