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A survey by Agri SA and its provincial affiliates has started to lift the lid on the extent of corruption...
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) recently supplied Farmer’s Weekly with its report, Draft 2016/17 Drought Scheme, which...
Register now for the 2017 Agribusiness Africa Conference to be held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on 4 and 5 July.

Help save Cape’s fire-affected Cape honeybees

A call has been issued by concerned citizens of the Western Cape’s Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas for help to rebuild both domesticated and feral Cape honeybee populations.
Zimbabwe kicks off anti-malnutrition programme

Zimbabwe kicks off anti-malnutrition programme

From 1 July this year Zimbabwe will enforce its mandatory food fortification programme to fight malnutrition among especially women and children.
Asian long-horned beetle threatens sugar maples

Asian long-horned beetle threatens sugar maples

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a Chinese invader, is threatening the multi-billion rand maple production industry in North America

How to be successful at pigeon racing

To be successful at pigeon racing, you need to be fast, very fast, says Thomas Smit.

Low-input dairy production in Ireland

In Ireland, low-input dairy production on pasture with limited labour resources can be viable. On a recent visit to Ireland, Gerhard Uys spoke to farmer Pat Hennessy about how thorough...

Why you don’t need an intricate filtration system

Filtration systems with sophisticated designs rarely work efficiently. Instead, growers should focus on higher volumes.

Diversification beats poor wine grape prices – Part 1

Wine grape prices have remained unchanged for the past decade, and producers in the Olifants River Valley have started to investigate alternative avenues for generating income. Local farmer, Willem van...

Olifants River Valley farmers’ irrigation woes

The supply of water to Olifants River Valley producers has been frequently interrupted in recent years due to breakages in the irrigation canal. Glenneis Kriel spoke to Johan Matthee, CEO...

Getting irrigation right

Farmers often ask me how frequently and how much they should irrigate. There is no simple answer, as many aspects must first be considered.
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected...
The 825i DOHC John Deere Gator

Gator sales surge ahead

John Deere has built a larger Gator factory to cope with the demand for this tough all-terrain vehicle. Joe Spencer reports.
175 years of Case IH

175 years of Case IH

Every animal is unique, and stock handling can leave distinct marks on individual animals. These two facts can be used...
Ensure that you have the right facilities: a crush pen, a neck clamp and a squeeze chute.
Spread by ticks, Congo fever can be fatal for humans if left untreated.
Correct selection is crucial for a high reproduction rate, high weaning weight and low calf mortality in a beef cattle...

The 2017 Agribusiness Africa Conference

To be held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on 4 and 5 July.

Plantix mobile app

Introducing the Plantix plant doctor app

Up to 30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, says Simone Strey, CEO of Peat.
Stage-built manager’s home

Stage-built manager’s home

A stylish, yet contemporary home, built in three stages. Here's phase 1...
Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Visit Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Lakenvlei Forest Lodge in Mpumalanga, is situated in a 4 500ha pine plantation near Belfast, and offers a truly laid-back holiday experience.

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