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Efficient, solar-assisted macadamia processing

No macadamia processor in the world employs this method. In fact, as far as is known, no other processor of any kind uses stored solar energy on this scale, says Dorran Bungay of Agri-safari.
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Fence-sitter detects intruders

Farmers are often soft targets for attacks and other forms of crime. The newly developed fence-sitter promises to change this by alerting farmers to possible fence tampering.
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Crisper, sweeter Forelle pears

The pear industry is saving millions, thanks to research by Dr Ian Crouch and the introduction of his Forelle Early Market Access programme.
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Controlling flies on dairy farms

Flies boost stress among cattle, which could reduce milk production. Dr Paul Burden, a veterinarian at Novartis, looks at other ways in which these pests could be harmful.
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Alternative uses for sugarcane

Sugar industry body, SA Cane Growers’ Association, is to set up a plant to explore the feasibility of on-farm biogas and biofertiliser production.
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Sustainable veld management systems

Researchers have developed techniques that will assist a farmer in implementing a successful veld management system.
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Increasing the value of timber plantations

New eucalyptus hybrids have been introduced to the South African paper and pulping industry in an effort to become more competitive. CSIR environment science researcher, Karen Eatwell, explains.
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Making money out of popcorn

Thanks to new hybrids under trial at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, popcorn production in South Africa is set to explode.
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Leaving enough food in the pantry

On a game ranch, animal numbers must match available browse during winter, not summer, says Dr Beanélri Janecke, wildlife researcher at the University of the Free State.
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Slangbos – from invasive plant to valuable feed?

Slangbos, the plant that has drastically reduced the grazing capacity of millions of hectares in South Africa, can be turned into valuable winter fodder. This was discovered following years of work on Willem and Christine Cronje’s farm in the Zastron District.
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