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Rural conservation agriculture success story

High-Value Crop (HVC) production could potentially make the Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo district municipality self-reliant in terms of food, according to Joseph Sello Kau, an agricultural economist at the ARC.
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African and Asiatic redwater in cattle

Redwater is an important tick-borne disease in cattle. In South Africa it accounts for losses of millions of rands annually. Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan discuss the disease’s distribution, transmission, treatment and efficient management and control through blood vaccine.
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Brucellosis in cattle

The bacterial disease, brucellosis, costs the local livestock industry millions of rands every year. In the first of a new animal health series, Dr JH du Preez and Dr Faffa Malan, discuss this impact.
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Night Riders

Bats are of enormous value to urban and rural people, and may be the answer to pest problems in macadamia orchards
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How to make a firebreak suited to local conditions

Firebreaks are essential to wildfire management, yet ironically, the burning of firebreaks can itself be the cause of fires. Fire ecologist and Working on Fire International associate, Prof Winston Trollope and his wife Lynne explain how to make a safe, effective firebreak.
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A new era for nematicides

With the advent of integrated pest management, safer nematicides are being developed.
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Pollination management for macadamias

There is more to pollinating macadamias than simply placing a few bee hives near the orchards.
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Keep it clean, treat it right

Citrus farmers lose thousands of rand annually to fungal diseases. At a recent Citrus Research International workshop, Dr Arno Erasmus, Charmaine Christie and Catherine Savage discussed ways to reduce these losses.
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Trait selection and horn heritability in game animals

Maintaining focus on horn size can be risky if breeders lose sight of other traits such as mature weight and disease resistance. Trait selection affects overall quality of the animals, says Nan Smith.
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A spraying strategy for CBS

In addition to understanding fungicide spray application in treating citrus black spot, producers need to implement the methodology correctly.
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