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Chardonnay Festival hosted by De Wetshof near Robertson

SA Chardonnay deserves better prices – experts

It was evident at this year’s Chardonnay Celebration, hosted by De Wetshof near Robertson, that Chardonnay had come a long way over the years.
Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

The large drop in the diesel price that can be expected for December, as announced by the Automobile Association (AA) on Thursday, will be especially beneficial to crop producers who...
Agri leaders respond to recommendation to amend Constitution

Agri leaders respond to recommendation to amend Constitution

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a resolution that Section 25 of the Constitution must be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC).
Life sentences for Alexandria farmer murderers welcomed

Life sentences for Alexandria farmer murderers welcomed

Agri Eastern Cape has welcomed the heavy sentences handed down to two men found guilty of murdering Alexandria-based farmer Riaan Scheepers late last year.
New screening method for charcoal rot-resistant maize

New screening method for charcoal rot-resistant maize

Researchers at the Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Grain Crops Institute in Potchefstroom have developed a screening method to identify maize cultivars in South Africa that are resistant to the charcoal...
Soya Crop

Using insects as animal feed

Animal feed produced from insects can deliver more tons per hectare than feed from traditional crops like soya, says an insect expert.
Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, recently announced the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Register (PFR).
Red meat prices not so ‘merry’ this festive season

Red meat prices not so ‘merry’ this festive season

With the festive season approaching¸ red meat prices are expected to increase at least 6%. This is according to Gerhard Schutte, CEO of the Red Meat Producers’ Association.
Diesel holds on to its record-breaking rise

Diesel price hitting farmers hard

Any hopes that South African farmers may have had for a reprieve in the relentless rise in national diesel prices have officially been dashed.
Bosveld Gerbil

Watch out for gerbils during summer grain production season

With the advent of the 2018/2019 summer grain production season, South African producers need to be aware of the potential losses caused by gerbils to newly planted crops.
Only cage-free eggs for Famous Brands by 2025

Only cage-free eggs for Famous Brands by 2025

Famous Brands CEO, Darren Hele, has announced that Famous Brands will be using only cage-free eggs by 2025. Speaking on ‘The Money Show’ on Radio 702, Hele said the company...
Tompi Seleka College

Exams delayed as strikes persist at Limpopo agri college

All classes at the Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture in Marble Hall, Limpopo have been suspended indefinitely, due to violent protests that have been taking place on the campus over...

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‘Classic extreme fire conditions’ in Trompsburg inferno

‘Classic extreme fire conditions’ in Trompsburg inferno

The wildfire that occurred in Trompsburg between 15 and 17 November was a classic example of extreme fire behaviour caused by weather conditions conducive to the development of a fire...

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