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Extra virgin olive oils were recently lauded as the best of the 2016 harvest at the Absa Top 5 Olive Oil awards held at Tokara in Stellenbosch.
While South Africa is currently in a “very serious” situation with regard to water shortages, there is no need for the public to panic “at this stage”.
Guava producers in the Western Cape are looking forward to a better year after difficult weather conditions during 2011 caused massive crop losses.
Leaders of the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) and the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO) recently indicated that they were now in support of livestock exports from South Africa by...
The Institute of Market Agents of South Africa (IMASA) has reported that it has not received complaints from market agents regarding poorer quality fresh produce resulting from the current drought.
There has been a notable decline in rhino poaching incidents in South Africa’s national parks, but poachers might be shifting their focus to private owners.
Charl Senekal's achievements over the past 30 years have made him a 'super farmer' - he's got big ideas and the guts to follow them through. He told Robyn Joubert...
Government should focus on the provision of sustainable economic growth within the emerging farming sector by providing services such as farm-to-market linkages and trade and investment promotion, believes Basie Ruben...
Farmers have been suffering accusations of human rights violations of employees. However, an Agri Wes-Cape survey last year revealed that most farmers in the Western Cape invest more in their...
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange offers the futures contract and the put option. Either can provide small-scale maize farmers with peace of mind. The JSE’s Raphael Karuaihe explains.
Based in the Eastern Cape, Warrick Harvey has rapidly built an international reputation as a crafter of exceptional bows. Mike Burgess spoke to him about his life-long love of archery.
Although Zambia has a thriving agricultural sector, much of the industry still lags in the implementation of modern practices and technologies for improved productivity and profitability. One operation, however, is...
A single garage and staff quarters is converted into the granny cottage.
There comes a time in the affairs of seasoned braaivleis mechanics when the palate cries out for something more adventurous than stywe pap or baked potatoes to accompany the steak,...
Industrially generated “home-made” soup is filled with promises, seldom kept. Distance yourself from this never-ending disappointment with real and genuine home-made beefy vegetable soup with herbs. This recipe – a...
Hilko insei, an exotic bird breeder from bon accord, north of pretoria
Jonno designs communal grounds for a Middle East project development agency.
SA fishing tackle suppliers have capitalised on the popularity of carp angling and the many ways to catch this voracious fish.
Last week I wrote about the champion stock of Bradbury Lofts, and this week's article focuses on their racing methods.
Jeff Every is shifting mind sets and boosting profitability in the Eastern Cape’s dairy sector.
Justin Stirk of Goodwoods Bonsmaras in the Eastern Cape is one of a group of Bonsmara breeders who present the annual Frontier Bonsmara sale in Grahamstown. Heather Dugmore talks to...
It doesn’t take long for a newcomer to become an accepted member of the herd. Kim Dyson discusses ways of easing the process.
Free State dairy farmer Mick Quin has managed to grow his business by more than 800% at a time when many inland producers are struggling to survive. His secret, as...
Once a ewe’s maintenance nutrient requirements have been met, nutrients can be effectively channelled to achieve optimum production. Dr Francois van de Vyver looks at nutrient requirements during the crucial...
Lettuce has its origin in the eastern Mediterranean and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is part of the daisy family Asteraceae, and the range of varieties is...
Calcium is a challenging and intricate element to manage in a crop, but if its levels are not balanced, the quality and shelf life of produce are compromised. Lindi Botha...
The Rossouws of Mooigezicht Estates in De Doorns in the Cape Winelands have made the science of table grape production more precise than ever. Each hectare of the 300ha produces...
The following fungal diseases are fairly common in lettuce.
The Swartland Canola Competition recognises outstanding farming efforts, identifying trends that could help enhance the production of this crop. This year's winner, André Brink, may have found the secret formula...
Carrot fertilisation is very different to fertilisation in other vegetable crops. It’s crucial to understand this when evaluating a soil analysis prior to fertilising.
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