An international research team has used DNA sequencing technology to trace the devastating kiwi fruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (PSA) back to its likely place of origin – China.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has set aside over R2,8 billion for disaster management in the next year.
The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) is making progress in the war on dumping of chicken leg quarters with the import duty for the US increasing to R9,40/kg.
Members of parliament have found Onderstepoort Biological Products’ response to claims that some of its vaccines have failed somewhat unconvincing. Denene Erasmus reports.
Proposed mining by Sylvania Resources in the Nyl River flood plain has landowners up in arms over the possible destruction of the sensitive ecosystem.
Ongoing efforts by national electricity provider, Eskom, to minimise the risk of wildlife electrocutions around the country have been welcomed by conservationists.
An outbreak of Johne’s disease has been confirmed on a farm in the Barkly East district in the Eastern Cape, and the farm was placed under quarantine in April.
May’s pump price increase of 28c/l for petrol and 8,4c/l for diesel will escalate the agriculture industry’s fuel bill by R84 million a year.
Single-pen crocodile farming has come under fire after Coen Labuschagne, owner of Metcroc Boerdery in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was charged with animal cruelty by the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).
Farmers and land owners are warned to prepare for the 2012 veld fire season.
South Africa’s wildlife ranching and hunting sectors are pleased that government has acknowledged their contributions to job creation and economic development.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has set aside over R2.8 billion for disaster management in the next year.