Sectors - Conservation agriculture
Farmers Weekly
How humus can save the world

Humus is arguably one of the most important contributors to sustainable life on our planet, yet it remains largely unappreciated. Graeme Sait, CEO of Nutri-Tech Solutions in Australia, explains why humus is so important and how we can help to produce it.
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Long live the leopard

Leopard populations are at risk across their range. Research conducted by the Limpopo Leopard Project has resulted in an adaptive management system for leopard conservation. Carnivore ecologist, Ross Pitman, spoke to Nan Smith about the system.
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Réunion’s sugarcane subsidies

Global farming conditions and practices can vary significantly. This could not be more evident when comparing sugarcane production on Réunion Island with that of South Africa.
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The big herd effect (Part 2): The case for fresh research

Farmers need research on mixed density management, says Dr Peter Ardington, veterinarian and livestock farmer from Mandeni in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Part one: The big-herd effect

Before humans began disrupting grassland ecosystems, large moving herds of grazing herbivores were part of the natural order, says farmer and vet Dr Peter Ardington, who has studied historical documents on the grazing habits of game. Roelof Bezuidenhout summarises his studies.
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Save water

There are many easy ways to save water. Here are some tips from Rand Water.
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Sustainable sugarcane farming

Sugarcane is often called an environmentally hostile crop, but one Eston sugarcane farmer is putting that attitude to bed.
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Protect our oxpeckers!

Which ectoparasiticides are safe for these valuable birds? You’ll find the answer on this handy oxpecker compatibility chart.
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Success with livestock & conservation farming

This year the annual Grassland Society of South Africa’s Peter Edwards Award was shared by Arnold Griesel and Kobus Marais. They discuss how conservation farming has worked for them.
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Veld recovery after fire

Farmers in semi-arid grassveld regions should not graze recently-burnt veld too soon. Ecologically, this is the worst thing to do as it compounds grazing problems.
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What are you hoping to hear from President Jacob Zuma in the #SONA2016?
The drought will be declared a national disaster.
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How are you coping with the current drought?
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