Field Crops

Hi-tech innovation revolutionises a Limpopo citrus farm

When Stefan and Anné Pretorius established Katlego Sitrus more than a decade ago, they decided...

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Mushroom production tips from a Boland farmer

For small-scale mushroom farmers in South Africa, production can be a challenge. But Wilmaré L...

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Top Young North West farmer’s secrets of success

The 2016 North West Young Farmer of the Year John Griffiths started farming when he was 16 year...

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Vegetable crops improve wheat yield

Many small-grain farmers in the Southern Cape have added brassicas in the form of canola to the...

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Canola: effective rotation crop, profitable cash crop

Some 16 years ago, Johannes Joubert introduced canola to his crop rotation system on the family...

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Raising the bar with cultivar selection

Peter Da Rocha farms cauliflower, broccoli and lettuce near Delmas in Mpumalanga. The operation...

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Organic farming: a commercial farmer converts

Peter Nicholson of Roselands farm near Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal believes organic farming can b...

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How a family citrus farm became a mega business

With citrus orchards that extend for more than 60km along the Eastern Cape’s Sundays River Va...

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Table grape farmer increases turnover by 900%

Jacques Beukes is a table grape farmer in the Western Cape, and is always searching for new way...

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The fine business of growing micro-greens

Erika Oberholzer produces microgreens and elfin vegetables for local and export markets, as wel...

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Combining tunnels, nets and open-air farming for diversified vegetable production

Lephalale vegetable producer, Pieter Pieterse, spoke to Gerhard Uys about the challenges of su...

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Optimising conservation farming with technology

Andrew Jonker runs a wheat and livestock operation near Riversdale in the Western Cape. He expl...

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SA agriculture sector remains in recession

Recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data points to a negative growth of a seasonally adjusted an...