Sectors - Conservation agriculture
Farmers Weekly
Savannah management: hands-off, but not haphazard

Kruger National Park conservation manager Dr Freek Venter explains the gradual but fundamental shift in the management of the park as it embraces biodiversity.
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What is drip fertigation?

Drip fertigation might be ideal for infertile desert sands, but it’s not suited to biological farming.
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Bird's-foot serendipity

The ‘pretty yellow-flowered one’ - bird's-foot is suitable for almost all conditions.
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Some facts about Dodder

Dodder is a major threat to Sericea, and demands rigorous control. Neglecting the problem can lead to a drastic reduction in forage yield.
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Back to Bana?

This claimed ‘miracle grass’ is out of fashion. But it shouldn’t be, as it has several obvious advantages.
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Can high-value game improve your veld?

The answer depends on how you manage your animals – and whether you buy a special kind of grazer.
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A win,win, win forestry practice

Biological agro-forestry has the potential to treble carrying capacity – and boost profits.
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Transforming forestry

Farming timber the biological way and adding cattle will boost your profit.
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Turning the conservation tide on the Agulhas Plain

The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA) is an innovative, farmer-driven solution to balancing commercial farming with conservation. Denene Erasmus visited farmers in the SMA to learn more about this groundbreaking initiative.
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Sericea or crown vetch?

Decide for yourself which of these two robust legumes will be best suited to your situation.
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