Field Crops

The Sandveld’s 75t/day family potato business

JH Laubscher Broers has one of the largest potato-growing concerns in the Western Cape, with 30...

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Biological wine farmer achieves twice regional average yield

Seven years ago, Fritz Breytenbach, a wine grape producer in the Robertson Valley, embarked on ...

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Precision farming, new technology and an eye for opportunity

Grain SA’s Grain Producer of the Year 2016, Jozua du Plessis, was one of the first grain prod...

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Sugar cane: prevent soil compaction and improve yield

Since the introduction of industrial agricultural practices in South African sugar cane product...

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Producing high-quality extra virgin olive oil

In the Paardeberg near Wellington, Slent Farms are producers of superior quality olive oil. Mic...

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Farming in Poland, Europe’s growth engine

Poland’s agricultural sector has undergone significant changes over the past 25 years, and th...

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Converting from traditional to conservation farming

The recent drought in the Swartland made Abri Richter realise that he had to adapt his farming ...

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ZZ2’s, 10 000t of avocados using nature-friendly methods

The ZZ2 farming business’s nature-friendly agricultural practices have secured it a reputatio...

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How do we save our bees?

Globally, the fate of bees, as well as their important role in pollination and food production,...

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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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Lumpy skin disease, three-day stiff sickness outbreaks in SA

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness have been widely reported across So...