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Gall fly infestation in mangoes

Active metabolites may be effective in curbing gall fly infestations in mangoes, a study suggests. Fidelis Zvomuya reports.
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An efficient grain storage solution

The tentsilo combines the functionality of a conventional silo with a more permanent structure than that of a grain bunker.
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Honeybees provide ‘cost-free service’

A recent study shows that honeybees play a vital role in onion hybrid seed production.
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Fungal disease threatens SA mango industry

Spread rapidly by fungus, mango malformation disease is a growing problem in SA, reports Fidelis Zvomuya.
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Better wood!

Decoding of the Eucalyptus tree genome unlocks new possibilities for renewable fibre, fuel and biomaterials.
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Controlling Pereskia aculeata

A biological control agent has at last been found to remove this invasive cactus from indigenous vegetation, says Dr Iain Paterson.
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Flies in animal feed

Insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high-quality protein for livestock and fish feed, reports Fidelis Zvomuya.
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Get layer hen feeding right

The right nutrition programme is essential for optimal and cost-effective commercial egg production. Dr Aidan Leek, of multi-national poultry layer genetics company, Hy-Line, explains how to achieve this.
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The way to profitable livestock production

Implementing precision farming practices in livestock farming is extremely important for ensuring long-term sustainability and profitability. In fact, it could make the difference between financial survival or ruin, SA Stud Book CEO Dr Pierre van Rooyen told Annelie Coleman.
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The farmhouse of tomorrow?

There’s more to green building than merely sun and wind. Roelof Bezuidenhout investigates the latest option for comfortable, sustainable country living.
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