Farming for tomorrow

Hydroponic water requirements

About 70% of the earth is covered with surface water, but 97% of this is seawater. With only 3%...

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Hydroponics: planning your project

The saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is certainly applicable to intensive fa...

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Hydroponics: know your plants’ growth requirements

In this instalment of our series on alternative crop production methods, international hydropon...

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Hydroponics: basic mistakes and how to avoid them

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

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Beneficial insects can help farmers control pests

Crop farmers often unknowingly lump all insects into the ‘destructive’ category. However, a...

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Is hydroponics the answer to global food challenges?

In the first of a series on alternative crop production methods, international hydroponics cons...

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Ultrasonic sound used in drip irrigation line cleaning

An ultrasound cleaning technology for drip irrigation systems, produced by SA inventor Leon Lin...

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A naturally potent biocide

Eco-Lyte is an environmentally-friendly disinfectant that eliminates pathogens. Gerhard Uys spo...

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New rootstock evaluation protocol

The fruit industry is devising a new rootstock evaluation system to improve its competitiveness...

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Super-efficient irrigation: tips for crop farmers

To ensure agricultural sustainability in South Africa, it is crucial that more efficient irrig...

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SA scientists lend a hand to control Australian wheat pest

The Russian wheat aphid (RWA), a pest well known to South African farmers, recently surfaced in...

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Study on origin of grassy savannas

The loss of Africa’s browsing antelope may threaten the future of savannas, a new study has f...

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Cabinet reshuffle set to affect agriculture

The looming cabinet reshuffle is expected to have a damaging effect on agriculture, no matter th...