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Production secrets of a top barley farmer

Award-winning barley farmer Hermie van Zyl of the Western Cape has worked with his father and uncle over the years to fine-tune their production plan. Their success, he maintains, lies in sticking with this method.
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SA greenhouse leads the way

It is every vegetable farmer’s dream to produce a higher yield per hectare and have the same yield winter and summer. Jacques Claassen visited an innovative lettuce producer achieving exactly that in Gauteng’s Tarlton area.
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From corporate executive to successful farmer

Morapedi Mutloane left his job in the corporate world in 2012 to get back into agriculture.
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Innovation drives top young table grape farmer

Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year 2014, Jaco du Toit, is never happy sticking with the status quo. His practical research approach to farming has resulted in innovations in table grape production, and he has become a role model for his peers.
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Earthworms boost organic exports

The Rethabiseng Food Garden Project’s new flow-through vermicasting operation not only complements the organic production of vegetables and herbs, but is helping to combat climate change.
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Faith in the future of farming - Sakkie van Zyl

Sakkie van Zyl, Agri North West’s 2014 Young Farmer of the Year, is so positive about the economic prospects of SA agriculture that he leftthe corporate world to join his family’s enterprise near Bloemhof.
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SA apples: all set for healthy growth

By embracing new technology to ensure a greater yield and utilising resources efficiently, South African apple producers can look forward to a bright future.
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Fine fruit: the heart of top olive oil

Olyfberg Olive Estate, one of SA’s original commercial olive producers, is renowned for its award-winning blended extra virgin olive oil. Estate manager Pieter Kruger stresses that this success begins in the orchards.
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Grassroots no-till in Argentina

Argentina is engaged in comprehensive research on no-till – and its crop farmers benefit directly from its results. Lloyd Phillips spoke to a number of no-till farmers operating under various production conditions.
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Doing the tango with no-till in Argentina

Argentina’s commercial crop-farming sector is a world leader in no-till practices, ensuring that the country can be confident of a sustainable and productive agricultural future.
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