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Growing apricots: a brief overview

Growing apricots: a brief overview

A brief overview on cultivating this versatile fruit, which arrived in South Africa in the 17th century.
Reap returns on investments by ‘farming the markets’

Reap returns on investments by ‘farming the markets’

Farming the markets’ originates from the analogy that exists between personal finance (investing) and farming.
Boran: A no-fuss, no-hassle breed

Boran: A no-fuss, no-hassle breed

Almost 20 years ago, Chris Webb introduced Borans to his crossbreeding programme on the 1 500ha farm, Tharfield, in the Eastern Cape.
The fundamentals of hoof care

The fundamentals of hoof care

Sheared heels are common in horses that are toe in or toe out, and are likely to recur if conformation is poor. Fortunately, a farrier can make all the difference,...
Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Fish species that are adapted for rivers generally perform better under aquaculture’s challenging conditions.
A premium upgrade for wine in the Swartland

A premium upgrade for wine in the Swartland

Winemaker, Chris Mullineux, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about how producers have turned the Swartland from a bulk producer into one of South Africa’s premium wine-producing regions.
Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Some rococo banana splits are overwhelmed by ice cream, fudge caramel and even crushed nuts. But in the spirit of good food with minimal effort, we have the Farmer’s Weekly...
Nono Sekhoto

How young black farmers can make headway in the agri industry

Young black farmers are tech-savvy and willing to learn, but is the government taking them seriously? Gerhard Uys spoke to Dimakatso Nono Sekhoto, AFASA Youth chairperson and MD of apple...
Peter O’Halloran - Tax advice

The rule of law, and our tax money

The rule of law implies that every citizen is subject to the law, including the lawmakers themselves.
The cost of South Africa’s food loss and waste

The cost of South Africa’s food loss and waste

The 2017 ‘Food loss and waste: facts and futures’ report, compiled by the WWF-SA, investigates food loss and waste in South Africa. According to the report, a third of all...
Using no-till practices for long-term sustainability

Using no-till practices for long-term sustainability

Grain producer, Danie Slabbert, wants to manage soil sustainably so that it remains productive for future generations. Annelie Coleman visited him on his farm in the Free State to learn...
Buying a good second-hand bakkie

Tips for buying a good second-hand bakkie

After months of searching for a second-hand bakkie, you suddenly find yourself in someone’s yard looking at a potential buy. It’s gleaming in the sun, the price is tempting, and...

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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...

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