Sectors - Conservation agriculture
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Reunited - The linking of the uMfolozi & Lake St Lucia

KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Africa’s largest estuarine system, is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The uMfolozi River, long artifically separated from the lake, is again flowing into it, restoring the functioning of the ecosystem.
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A cutting-edge liquid coulter for conservation farming

Greg Butler, Australian conservation agriculturalist, recently spoke to SA farmers about smart production strategies and innovation in a competitive farming environment. Jacques Claassen reports from the Conservation Agriculture Western Cape conference.
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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herds of grazing herbivores were part of the natural order, says farmer and vet Dr Peter Ardington, who has studied historical documents on the grazing habits of game.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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Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
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I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
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I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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