Farming for tomorrow

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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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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No fall armyworm impact on sugar industry, despite concerns

Despite reports by news agency Bloomberg that fall armyworm (FAW) may soon affect the sugar cane...