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Animals

Welpic Dormers: breeding for exceptional genetics

At the 2016 National Dormer Sale in Bloemfontein, a Welpic Dormer ram achieved the second-best p...

Okabra Brahman Stud: breeding for the future

Mecki and Brigitte Schneider of the Okabra Brahman Stud in the Grootfontein district in Namibia ...

Small-scale fish farming

With government assistance, many rural small-scale fish farmers could turn their operations into...

Crops

Addressing the risk of polluted irrigation water

A recent study published by the Water Research Commission highlights the urgent need for identif...

Citrus farming: off-season tasks

‘Off-season’ is a misnomer, says Marble Hall citrus farmer Piet Engelbrecht. This is when cr...

Communication is key between farmer and market agent

The early part of the year is probably a good time to remind farmers about their responsibilitie...

Business
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How to ensure effective crop spraying

Non-systemic products have to be sprayed thoroughly to be effective. This applies particularly t...

Hydroponics: basic mistakes and how to avoid them

In the second instalment of our series on alternative crop production methods, international hyd...

Making an effective spray mixture

There is more to a spray mixture than chemical product and water. You also need an adjuvant – ...

Lifestyle

Building a family home in Zambia

Clint wants to build a double-storey family home in Mazabuka in Zambia. See what design Jonno ha...

Visit Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Lakenvlei Forest Lodge in Mpumalanga, is situated in a 4 500ha pine plantation near Belfast, and...

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