Fruit & Nuts

Groundnut production: challenging but profitable

Gerhard Dreyer, owner of The New Nut Company in North West, says there is always demand for gro...

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The benefits of certified plant material

Thinking of using uncertified plant material in your fruit orchards? Think again. The cost of d...

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Pecan nut profits: well worth the wait!

Growing pecan nuts requires long-term commitment. Dries Duvenhage of Hartswater in the Northern...

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Granadillas – a cash crop that requires commitment

Farming granadillas can be profitable, but growers should realise that the crop requires intens...

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Cutting water and energy use in orchards

Robertson farmer, Louis Loubser, has developed a system that allows micro-sprinkler users to si...

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Proactive fruit farming techniques

Oak Valley Estate in the Elgin Valley grows apples and pears, among many other product lines, o...

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Sharon fruit in SA – growing local and export sales

Exotic Sharon fruit was introduced to South Africa in the late 1990s, but it took years to esta...

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Macadamia nuts – a growing market

if a farmer willing to wait seven years for a return on investment will find that money does in...

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Moringa makes an easy meal with a nutritious punch

There are many pots on the boil on the farm of DAFF’s Best Female Entrepreneur of the Year, b...

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Challenges facing SA fruit farmers

Hannes Toua (34) is the Agri Western Cape/Santam Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year 2013. He ...

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A look at South Africa’s pomegranate production

Pomona is the largest pomegranate producer in South Africa and one of the largest in the southe...

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A look at the South African Apple industry

The eastern Free State’s apple orchards are doing well with a small edge in marketing time ov...

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Intermediary programmes can be helpful for emerging farmers

The Land Bank has urged emerging farmers to make use of its financial services intermediary part...