Developing an agritourism operation may present a viable way to increase your farming income, while still maintaining normal farming activities, but it may not be suitable for every farm or...
Agritourism can offer farmers an ideal avenue for diversifying their agricultural enterprises while earning additional income. In a four-part series, Julinda Schroeder examines the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a tourism...
Landing the biggest ever specimen of this exciting angling fish all those years ago was a memorable event, recalls Eugene Kruger.

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A well-developed cold front is expected to hit parts of South Africa later today (9 July), bringing with it bitterly cold, wet and windy weather conditions, according to the South...
The South African and international flower industries are in dire straits due to market closures and limited international flights as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic.
Jobs in the poultry sector will reduce if chicken imports into South Africa increase.
There appears to be no immediate solution in sight for the ongoing problem of illegal hunting with dogs in KwaZulu-Natal.
Widespread outbreaks of charcoal rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) in maize have been reported in the Free State, in Wesselsbron, Hoopstad, Viljoenskroon and Bultfontein, according to Pannar’s agronomist in the region, AK...
There are currently 24 successful producers who can be deemed sustainable black commercial farmers in the grain and oilseeds industry in South Africa.
Toyota South Africa/Agri SA’s Young Farmer of the Year for 2019, Johan van der Schyff, whose agricultural concern has operations across the Southern and Eastern Cape, has utilised the advantages...
Although honeybush has long been used in parts of South Africa to brew a caffeine-free tea, it has remained a small-scale activity. However, the industry has potential to grow and...
As a member and former president of Milk SA, Tsitsikamma dairy farmer Nigel Lok explains that 25% of the statutory levy commercial dairy farmers pay to Milk SA goes to...
As prolonged droughts occur more frequently in South Africa, some entrepreneurs are investing in and developing new technology and farming methods, such as indoor growing systems, that ensure consistent, high-quality...
Retired broker, Hennie Lamprecht, runs a profitable, free-range chicken farming operation.
Nearly half of the world’s succulent species are endemic to Southern Africa. Despite this, our commercial farmers have yet to cash in on the thriving global succulent market. Glenneis Kriel...
I received a call from a Farmer’s Weekly reader in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to design an upmarket lodge developnment. After browsing through my many conceptual sketches and consulting with the...
I received a call from a previous client to come on site and see what I could suggest to make their holiday home more user-friendly and generally improve the look...
A bunny from Durbs comes under the heading of extreme handheld food for two reasons. One is the size and the other is the veld-fire flavour of living chilli.
A scone is one of the best things that can happen to flour, eggs and butter. This coffee-time staple is filled with mystery, especially in the hands of home bakers...
Mastering the stir-fry is what you should be doing in your post-braaivlei phase of development.
Vietnamese food is probably even more exciting than Thai. While Thai-based foods and the condiments that go with them have made it to South African kitchens and supermarkets, Vietnamese food...
Last issue Kim Dyson covered the basics of feeding your horse. This week, she looks at how much to feed your equine sidekick.
Soaring land prices in Limpopo’s Thabazimbi district forced Callie Lee to expand his irrigated pastures. Thanks to careful management, he achieves optimal land use and good weaning weights.
Starting with just 10 Bonsmaras, ARC National Emerging Beef Farmer for 2013 Moses Zengetwa today has a herd of 120 highly productive Bonsmara-type cows and heifers. Mike Burgess visited him...
Riding as a school team sport has become extremely popular over the past 10 years, says Dr Mac.
Heinrich Bruwer's passion for superior Brahmans has led him to the best genetics in the world.
Powdered goat's milk is one of the world's biggest agricultural value-adding businesses because it is more digestible than cow's milk. Now former Zimbabwean farmer Jean Vos and his brother-in-law François...
Integrated pest management (IPM) combines various methods to control pests.
To meet the demand for seedlings without compromising on quality requires a willingness to adopt new technologies and to implement strategic planning. Lloyd Phillips reports.
Humus contains approximately 10% nitrogen, and thus acts as a storage facility in the soil for this element.
Bacterial diseases are extremely difficult to control and can be very destructive in tomatoes (and other crops).
Ben Krog, MD of fertiliser company Profert, understands there’s more to soil health than piling on chemicals. He told Annelie Coleman about the vital role played by soil microorganisms, especially...
Irrigating in the correct quantities and at the right frequency are key to greater production in a hydroponic greenhouse system. Greenhouse specialist Martin von Holdt shared his knowledge on the...
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