Farming for tomorrow

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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New low-chill apple varieties

The new Afri apple varieties could potentially extend the local season by two months....

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The practicalities of effective greenhouse hygiene

The intensive but highly productive practice of growing crops in greenhouse environments lends ...

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Computer vision technology set to improve crop health

The latest crop monitoring technology developed in Israel could soon be available in South Afri...

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Livestock STD crisis: Northern Cape farmers fight back

The Northern Cape Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO NC) works proactively to improve the ...

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Managing weather risk

Insuring against weather volatility is the norm in countries such as the US, but is not common ...

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Microbial-enhanced cotton seeds can increase profitability

A US company, Indigo Agriculture, has developed microbial-enhanced cotton seed that can thrive ...

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Investigating the water-use characteristics of biofuel crops

Biofuels are an important sustainable alternative to fossil-based fuels. However, caution is ne...

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Low-tech solution for predation

The Botswana Predator Conservation Trust is working with researchers to determine whether lives...

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Volatile rand to continue putting pressure on agri prices

Exchange rate fluctuations will continue to influence commodity prices in 2017 and could create ...