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Case IH introduces a new Patriot sprayer

Case IH introduces a new Patriot sprayer

Northmec is conducting a series of demonstrations of the latest addition to the Case IH Patriot self-propelled sprayer range.
A cosy garden hideaway

A cosy garden hideaway

Avid Farmer's Weekly readers Bashi and his wife want to build a small, thatched rondavel in a quiet corner of their existing property.
Top new grain farmer: from working on a farm to running one

Top new grain farmer: from working on a farm to running...

Grain SA’s 2017 New Era Farmer of the Year, Thulo Mahlatsi, ascribes his success to hard work, careful planning, financial accountability and sound mentoring.
Honda VTEC System

The need for variable valve timing

Air has inertia, which creates breathing problems in an engine with traditional fixed valve timing. Many of today’s engines employ variable valve timing to solve this difficulty, explains Jake Venter.
Do you know how healthy your ‘soil skin’ is?

Do you know how healthy your ‘soil skin’ is?

The crucial link between soil health and optimal, sustainable crop yield is well established. Dr Neil Miles, a soil scientist with the South African Sugarcane Research Institute, explores this subject,...
Know your Tilapia strains

Know your Tilapia strains

Nile tilapia has become the species of choice for global commercial aquaculture after years of selective breeding.
How to control cucurbit viruses

How to control cucurbit viruses

It is also important to control aphids as these are the primary vectors of viruses. Apart from spreading viruses, they are up to no good anyway!
Smart seeding from Clean Seed

Smart seeding from Clean Seed

The latest seed drill from the Clean Seed Capital Group in British Columbia, Canada, takes seeding technology to new heights.
Mazavaroo: a Mauritian veld fire in your mouth

Mazavaroo: a Mauritian veld fire in your mouth

I have known grown men to drink Tabasco straight from the bottle, while others in brave response chewed maniacally on raw chillies. But if you are a chilli fan, one...
Herefords in Namibia: 100 years of genetic improvement

Herefords in Namibia: 100 years of genetic improvement

Since the first Herefords arrived in Namibia in 1918, the breed has steadily adapted to the harsh realities of beef production in the country. A century later they have emerged...
The Land Bank’s missed opportunity

The Land Bank’s missed opportunity

I have often wondered, while listening to presentations given at conferences by agricultural economists, whether these learned men and women would make the best or worst farmers.
Getting the best out of beans

Getting the best out of beans

Beans are a versatile, easy-to-grow and highly productive vegetable. All of this makes them a handy crop for the home garden. Bill Kerr explains how to grow and care for...

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