Up to 30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, says Simone Strey, CEO of Peat.
The Global Seed Vault, the brainchild of scientist and conservationist Cary Fowler, was built nearly 150m into the side of a mountain in Svalbard, Norway, in 2008.
According to Absa’s senior agricultural economists Wessel Lemmer and Ernst Janovsky, who recently addressed the Absa Agribusiness round table in Centurion, technology will play an increasing role in food production as the world races to feed its growing population.
Potchefstroom company Haevic, has recently developed a drone that can be used to dart game.
The GT300 is a live web-based personal GPS tracking device that is ICASA-approved and can be purchased and used without a contract.
Farmers and fellow Christians who follow Angus Buchan will be pleased to hear about the new app released in March this year called ‘Uncle Angus’.
CallApp caller identification and call blocker is a free app available for download at Google Play (Android), Itunes store (Iphone) and callapp.com. It is regarded as the world’s largest and most comprehensive caller ID.
As mentioned before in this column, unmanned vehicle systems or drones have become extremely popular among farmers.
North Waikato dairy farmer Tony Walters says that wireless technology can now be used to prove that New Zealand dairy farmers are farming in an environmentally sustainable manner.
WhatsApp was launched in 2009 by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum. In February 2014, Facebook purchased the app for US$19 billion (about R280 billion).
On 7 May, the first-ever AgBot (agricultural robotics) competition was held in the US on Gerrish Farms, one of the oldest family-owned farms in Indiana.
Internet connectivity has improved significantly throughout the country in recent years, opening up a range of entertainment options.