Crops

Place your seeds precisely with Case IH’s Early Riser planter

Case IH was once again present at Val Farmers Day this year and introduced their 2120 Early Riser planter to farmers. “We are very excited to see how this precision planter stands o...

18 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

VIDEO: Case IH 6150 Axial Flow-harvester

Kobus tells more about the specifications and unique features of the Case IH 6150 Axial Flow harvester. The harvester's standard rotor is 76.2 cm (30 inches) wide and 274.32 cm (108 i...

17 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: For a good, healthy harvest, use Zorvec™! | Corteva

Healthy potatoes and Corteva Agriscience go hand in hand: if you want to produce a good potato crop, you need Corteva Agriscience's class-leading fungicide, Zorvec® Encantia®. Zorve...

16 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: Kynoch Fertilizer Innovative Plant Solutions

Kynoch brings innovation straight to the farmer. Whether you need plant nutrition solutions, precision farming solutions or agricultural advice, the Kynoch team is there to help you ...

13 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

A world of shade netting in the agriculture industry

In the agriculture industry, shade netting has become an indispensable product for farmers to use to assist in crop growth and protecting plants from a variety of environmental stressors...

11 Jul 2024 · 4 min read

Make your plants happy: Keep your hydroponic system free of pests and diseases

Over the past few months, you have learned about the benefits of setting up a hydroponic system, the different hydroponic systems available, what you need to start your hydroponic system...

8 Jul 2024 · 5 min read

AECI Plant Health: Measure and weigh for success

Every farmer knows how important it is to measure and weigh crop protection and nutrition products accurately for optimal crop protection and yield.  AECI Plant Health is a company t...

3 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Corteva Agriscience Zorvec® Encantia® protects potatoes against late blight

When you want a healthy potato harvest, you need the Corteva Agriscience product, Zorvec® Encantia®. Zorvec® Encantia® is a revolutionary fungicide designed to specifically target la...

2 Jul 2024 · 7 min read

The use of drones in precision farming is taking off in South Africa 

The use of drones in agriculture is becoming increasingly common as these unmanned aircraft are proving to be a valuable tool used in precision farming – a technique involving the anal...

2 Jul 2024 · 4 min read

To plant again next year, you have to get more PRECISE

In South Africa, we are currently in a scenario where high prices are achieved alongside high yields. We are more accustomed to farming on narrow margins. Therefore, it becomes increasin...

27 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

SA Canegrowers hopes new Tongaat ownership will honour R526 million of outstanding...

SA Canegrowers takes note of the Competition Commission’s recommendation that Vision consortium’s bid for Tongaat Hulett be approved and hopes now that the consortium commits to hono...

25 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

Better production levels? Nvirocrop knows how!

NviroCrop offers independent agricultural services that can help you with your farm's sustainability. They are not linked to the input industry, but believe in supporting farmers in thei...

25 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

neXgro is a pioneer in the industry.

neXgro entered the market with about 35 members, where they pioneered the first grain transactions. Since then, they have consistently focused on how to connect with farmers and lend a h...

21 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

NviroCrop has the right advice for you

When you or your family are sick, you want only the best medical staff to care for you. When your plants need a little love, NviroCrop is the team you need. NviroCrop offers independe...

14 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

Visit Pannar at Val Boeredag 2024 and be secure in your decision to make us a part...

At Pannar our journey with you doesn’t end at planting. We want to see you achieve the full profitability and performance potential benefits of our products. To do so, we need to provi...

13 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

Ripper Tillage’s rip-till equipment provides you with the perfect seedbed

Preparing your soil after harvest and before planting is crucial for a good yield. “Ripper Tillage specialises in soil and seedbed preparation as well as moisture retention. Before ...

13 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

Independent and industry data confirm job losses in sugar industry, threatening li...

Recently released research fundamentally misrepresents the negative impact of the so-called sugar tax on job losses in the South African sugar industry. The SA Medical Research Counci...

12 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

neXgro: Because your grain deserves the best

A true friend for the farmer, but also for the consumer, is neXgro, enabling the growth of the agricultural industry through an integrated supply chain. neXgro does this by establishi...

10 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

Make sure everything runs smoothly, from planting to harvesting season | Ripper Ti...

Ripper Tillage's main purpose is moisture conservation and pre-cultivation, says Werner Lubbe. He mentions that it is important to get your fields cleared as early and as much as possi...

6 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

Transforming agricultural machinery: HYDAC’s advanced solutions

In the rapidly evolving world of agriculture, efficiency and precision are crucial. HYDAC technology (Pty) Ltd, a leader in hydraulic and electronic systems, offers solutions to equipmen...

4 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

BRAZGrass: Nutrition for your livestock

Pasture is profit. That is the motto of BRAZGrass, but what does it actually mean? If your animals get the necessary nutrition to grow to their full potential and to be sold for a good p...

30 May 2024 · 3 min read

One man’s trash … is Newquip’s treasure!

#browngold. That is the slogan of Newquip, because they understand the value and cost of proper fertiliser. Newquip is a family business that has been running for 25 years. They are p...

30 May 2024 · 4 min read

Alles is groter met Kynoch

As dit kom by jou gewasse, is groter beslis beter! Met Kynoch is alles groter en beter as voorheen: Van massiewe mielies tot groot oeste tot selfs groter winste. Met Kynoch in jou...

2 May 2024 · < 1 min read

The Evolution and Vitality of South Africa’s Fresh Produce Markets

South African fresh produce markets (FPMs) have long been the bedrock of agricultural trade, fostering connections between producers and consumers while bolstering economic vitality. Beg...

29 Apr 2024 · 3 min read

Did you visit Pioneer’s agronomy day near Hoopstad?

During this event, agronomists shine a light on the maize, sunflower and soya cultivars that Pioneer. Many of the PowerCore seed products that will be available for purchase in the comin...

24 Apr 2024 · < 1 min read

neXgro: Data driven solutions

The agricultural market is changing, and every producer strives to precision farming to maximize returns on their farm. neXgro understand the challenges of producing traceable, safe and ...

19 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Join the Corteva Crop Protection team at NAMPO 2024

The Corteva Crop Protection team are looking forward to the NAMPO Grain SA Harvest Day taking place between 14 and 17 May 2024. This year we shall focus on our potato, maize, citrus a...

5 Apr 2024 · 3 min read

To measure is the only way to manage nematode pressure

Nematode testing is a way of life at Aqua Farming near Christiana in North West. “It’s not a question of whether we will have nematodes on our potatoes, just how severe the infestati...

3 Apr 2024 · 7 min read

Prosperous maize is a must! | Pioneer Agronomy Day

Jaco Snyman, business manager of Pioneer SA, tells us more about Pioneer's Agronomy Day and what sets Pioneer apart. This day took place in Bethal. Jaco says that such a day is crucia...

20 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

Banana production in Africa part 3: Desucker, irrigate, and bag for better results

Desuckering of a banana plant means cutting off unwanted shoots from the stems of the mother banana plant. This will increase the banana plant size. Proper watering of the banana plan...

18 Mar 2024 · 6 min read

Grow ultra beautiful crops with Ultra Starter! | Kynoch

Dr. Chris Smit, senior agricultural scientist at Kynoch, shares more about the Ultra Starter fertiliser. Dry granular fertiliser is coated with a micronutrient covering. The covering...

14 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

Drones deliver predator bugs for sustainable pest control at Vergelegen

High tech is being combined with ancient natural remedies at one of South Africa’s best-known wine farms, where buzzing benefactors are helping to keep the vineyards pest-free.  Ve...

11 Mar 2024 · 6 min read

Kynoch are experts when it comes to fertliser! | KynoKelp

Dr. Chris Schmidt is a senior agricultural scientist at Kynoch. He explains why KynoKelp is the right choice for your soil. "Kelp" is an extract obtained from seaweed found along the ...

11 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

Pioneer understands maize and water: New P1225PW yellow maize hybrid uses water wi...

This article deals with important points regarding the water consumption of maize during the plant's development stages. This is an important aspect of irrigated and dryland hybrids that...

8 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Kynoch knows how to cultivate a fruitful crop

Lehlohonolo Pahkoe is a young farmer in the Free State, where he helps his mom on their family farm.  His mom bought a farm in the year 2000 where she started with four cows. She tri...

6 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

Kynoch is a fertiliser fundi! | KynoFulvate Yellow

Hentie Cilliers is a Kynoch agronomist. He tells us more about KynoFulvate Yellow. This is a brown-yellow liquid product. It contains 10% fulvic acid. The small carbo-chains that it c...

1 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

KynoHumate Black: The secret to your soil’s success | Kynoch

Hentie Cilliers is a Kynoch agronomist who tells us more about the KynoHumate Black. Organic matter releases humic acids when it decomposes which are beneficial to your plants and soil...

26 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Farming for pleasure and profit: The road to success is paved with Kynoch’s advice...

Smallholder farmers tend to farm in areas that have vast potential, yet the challenges facing these farmers are countless. To turn passion into productivity requires effective solutions,...

21 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Kynoch’s humic acid fertiliser leaves a sweet taste in your mouth

KynoHumate Black is the secret weapon if you want plants that grow fast and do not just die at the first sign of adversity. This dark-brown substance is a liquid fertiliser that conta...

16 Feb 2024 · 2 min read

Increasing trend of fire remains a threat to the Agri sector

Crop production is carried in the face of continual uncertainties arising out of diverse natural and social elements. Normally, the utmost impact of all these elements falls on crop prod...

16 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Kynoch’s KynoFulvate Yellow: Fertiliser for every climate!

If you are looking for a fertiliser that will increase your crops' ability to handle stress, Kynoch has the solution for you. Kynoch's KynoFulvate Yellow fulvic acid is the answer to que...

14 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

YARA: The PROfessional choice – KimtraPro 20

A ready-mixed phosphate-salt-trace mineral and protein supplement for ruminants. The phosphate source of KimtraPro 20 is Yara Animal Nutrition’s Kynofos 21, a high-quality MDCP. ...

9 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Reimagining seed potato farming with a crane-friendly trial at Ivanhoe Farm

Potatoes are traditionally one of the most intensive crops to grow on a commercial scale in terms of soil disturbance and chemical input usage. Is there potential for the economically vi...

21 Dec 2023 · 6 min read

The world of Knittex shade net: Meet the winning product range

Knittex is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality shade net, based in South Africa. Although locally made, their wide range of shade fabric is available worldwide through thei...

20 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Modderbult Farm wins with AGI’s complete grain solutions

Ag Growth International (AGI)’s mission is to advance storage, handling and processing solutions that strengthen the global food supply chain. They provide equipment solutions that mee...

18 Dec 2023 · 7 min read

The growth stages and development of sunflowers

The overall growth and development of sunflowers as well as structure and timelapse between their growth stages are determined by the interaction between the genetic background of the pl...

7 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Food for Africa: Amaranth

Although amaranth is regarded by many as an unwanted plant, at least fifty tropical countries around the world grow it as a vegetable, and not only in their backyards. In the humid lowla...

21 Nov 2023 · 8 min read

Maize: Replant or not? What does 3 years data say?

Data from multiple years helps any farmer make informed decisions Important factors to consider are the relative yield potential of current crop stand versus replanting, as well as th...

16 Nov 2023 · 9 min read

Finding balance between cost and performance in dripline selection

A successful farming endeavour is one of the most complex economic activities, as success depends on a list of factors so vast that a complete list cannot even be attempted by putting pe...

10 Nov 2023 · 5 min read

Fertigation – Uber Eats for your crop

Plant nutrition is one of the key areas where an impact can be made to increase success and efficiency in crop production. We know that plants need nutrients to grow, fight off diseases ...

9 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

Agrico and Nedbank join forces to provide innovative funding solutions for producers

Agrico are thrilled to announce that they have partnered with Nedbank Commercial Banking, to offer the farmer enhanced financing options for your new centre-pivot irrigation systems. ...

7 Nov 2023 · 2 min read

The Dimensions of Filter Efficiency

When discussing filter efficiency, the focus has always been on the size of the filtration area, or effective filtration area. This area is defined as the total area of the filter medium...

2 Nov 2023 · 4 min read

Western Cape farmers’ Knittex net stands 23 years strong

Arno Vlok, owner of the farm Welgevonden outside Riebeeck-Kasteel near Malmesbury, has great confidence in Knittex's nets that have been protecting his nectarine trees and vineyards from...

11 Oct 2023 · < 1 min read

SureStart® (Reg. No. L10385)

Have you heard about our systemic suspension emulsion herbicide for the pre- and early post-emergence control of annual broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses in maize? SureStart® (...

20 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

LumiGEN™ Seed Treatments

A mark of assurance in seed treatments You choose a seed treatment package to help assure a successful season. In turn, you should feel assured that those seed treatments perform as exp...

20 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

LumiGEN’s revolutionary approach to seed treatment and partnership

LumiGEN is a revolutionary combined seed treatment that guarantees a successful start for every plant and every plot of land. Because of the expertise and dedication of Corteca's CSAT te...

12 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Skilled lady from Ripper Tillage Equipment loves soil and agriculture

"Your dreams will not work if you do not make them come true," says Christine Bouwer, Managing Director of Ripper Tillage Equipment. She has been working in agriculture, an industry she ...

25 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Tatu’s ASTMatic 450 rippers and Valtrac helps farmers with hard soil

Tatu's ASTMatic 450 rippers help farmers to break up the hard plough sole to improve root penetration. The reason Dirk chose to invest in the ASTMatic ripper is because of its penetra...

21 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

Female strawberry farmer reaps sweet fruits of perseverance

Strawberry farming requires courage, patience, labour, and a lot of perseverance. Madelé Ferreira, female farmer from Mooihoek farm in the Gamtoos Valley in the Hankey district, star...

16 Aug 2023 · 7 min read

Atlantic Fertilisers: Spring fertilisation

Spring fertilisation plays a vital role in promoting the growth and productivity of vines and fruit trees. As the winter cold subsides and the temperatures begin to rise, these plants en...

10 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

LumiGEN™ Seed Treatments Part 1

A mark of assurance in seed treatments You choose a seed treatment package to help assure a successful season. In turn, you should feel assured that those seed treatments perform as exp...

26 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

Pannar is here for the farmer at Val Farmers’ Day 2023

Pannar was present at the recent 2023 Val Farmer's Day, hosted by the Waterval farmers association. They aim to show farmers that they are active in the community and participating in di...

19 Jul 2023 · < 1 min read

Yara Fertiliser expands their footprint at Val farmer’s day

Yara Fertilizer is an international fertiliser manufacturer and distributor that aims to re-establish their footprint on the African soil. At the recent Val farmers' day, their goal was ...

17 Jul 2023 · < 1 min read

Plant BRAZGrass pasture for your livestock

Are you looking for pasture grass for your livestock? Then BRAZGrass is the answer. This seed can be planted once every seven years. BRAZGrass has three different types of products: B...

15 Jun 2023 · < 1 min read

Record Turn Out for Corteva at NAMPO 2023

The Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day 2023 was a huge success for the Corteva Crop Protection team. With record numbers attending the event - the team was able to engage with many of their ...

9 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Yara AllFarm takes the guesswork out of farming

Yara fertiliser helps the farmer with a well-thought-out plan that is based on real-time, in-season information from the farm. Since its formation in 1905 to help avert the impending ...

7 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Plant BRAZGrass for pasture for your livestock

Are you looking for pasture grass for your livestock? Then BRAZGrass is the answer. This seed can be planted once every seven years. The expert team at BRAZGrass is there to help you,...

7 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Yara Africa Fertiliser’s AllFarm App wows NAMPO guests

The AllFarm App from Yara Africa Fertiliser is a platform that assists agronomists in collecting data to assist in precision agriculture. There are so many data points on a single far...

31 May 2023 · < 1 min read

Atlantic Fertilisers: Fertilisation for growth that you can measure

The company’s aim is to increase sustainability and to help farmers produce healthy crops over the long term. In 2000, the Herholdt brothers began composting chicken manure and prod...

22 May 2023 · 4 min read

Improve your yield this cereal season with Corteva crop protection

As the annual cereal planting season is upon us, it is important to have a comprehensive crop protection solutions offering on hand. Corteva Agriscience™ offers a wide range of high...

11 May 2023 · 7 min read

Farmers marvel at Pioneer Farmers’ Day in Middelburg: Look at all the champion cul...

Farmers’ days bring farmers together and give them the chance to take a closer look at the different cultivars so that each farmer can choose exactly the right cultivar for his farm an...

10 May 2023 · 4 min read

Watch this space! Degelman takes high-performance tillage to the next level at NAMPO

Tradition is no longer the determining factor when farmers make decisions about tillage. Successful farmers are guided by the latest research and technology and careful analysis of produ...

10 May 2023 · 5 min read

Prevent and combat the effects of stress with Tradecorp Delfan Plus

In optimal weather conditions, plants generate energy and reach their maximum production capacity, thanks to moderate temperatures and a proper water availability. However, the realit...

25 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Farmers in the area place a high value on Pioneer’s Agronomy Day in Middelburg

Outside of Middelburg is a test farm that Pioneer employs to evaluate not just their own seed kinds but also those of its competitors. Based on the results of the experiments, it is c...

19 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

Pioneer’s Agronomy Day in Middelburg showcased some intriguing cultivars

Pioneer uses the trial farm outside of Middelburg to test both their own and competing seed varieties. The trials demonstrate that these cultivars benefit from the new biotechnology i...

19 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

Kynoch cares about the environment

Your farm is an ecosystem. A perfect environment where every organism, plant, and nutrient works together to grow food. For every good seed and measure of fertiliser you put in, natur...

6 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

Feet in the field takes Pioneer further

Farmers in the Northwest will benefit greatly from the insightful tips and advice that Pioneers agricultural specialists provided to them at a recent farmer's day which took place outsid...

6 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

New cultivars from Pioneer look promising at Agronomy Day in Sannieshof

The trial farm outside Sannieshof serves as a place where Pioneer can test their own seed as well as other companies' seed. What the trials show is that the new biotechnology in these...

2 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

PowerCore biotechnology is exhibited at Pioneer Agronomy Day in Sannieshof

PowerCore is biotechnology that Pioneer developed within the Corteva group. This provides farmers with improved insect resistance and better weed control. For more information, vis...

1 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

Northwest agents introduce new cultivars at Pioneer’s Agronomy day at Sannie...

Builiding trust and a relationship with farmers is the first team in showing a farmer that Pioneer seed truly works. The second is planting it, because the results speak for themselves....

31 Mar 2023 · < 1 min read

Kynoch Fertiliser cares for nature through innovation and science

Kynoch fertiliser has a long history in South Africa of supporting farmers through crop care. As an agricultural inputs company, they provide a range of products to promote crop health, ...

29 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Bayer supports AgriCareers Roadshow to showcase career opportunities in agriculture

While the official unemployment rate has eased marginally to 32.7%, South Africa’s unemployment rate is still one of the worst in the world, with 7.8 million people unemployed. Even m...

13 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Omnia GREENSULF™: More than just an effective nitrogen source

Many articles have been written to compare the effectiveness of ammonium nitrate and urea – each one emphasising a specific sales argument. In any case, the advantages of the nitrat...

7 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Kynoch- your long-haul partner for success

Kynoch Fertilizer has been a plant nutrition partner for South African farmers for over a hundred years, offering innovative and purpose-built products based on the needs and growth phas...

21 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Soil microbiology, the present and the future

Agriculture is in a time where the focus is increasingly placed on the subject of soil microbiology and "soil health". Regular discussions across the spectrum, between the media, produce...

7 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Corteva Agriscience Cultivate progress by bringing farmers and crop protection tog...

Corteva Agriscience™ is a dedicated agricultural company that focuses on supporting farmers to get the most out of every hectare every season. Our solutions increase productivity an...

6 Feb 2023 · < 1 min read

Kynoch cares about the farmer

After more than a hundred years in the fertilizer industry, we still take care of your fields. Our experienced agricultural experts are ready to help you find the right nutrition for you...

27 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

The proof of the pudding is in planting Pioneer!

Pioneer understands that precision farming is more than the technology in your tractor and how you prepare your seed bed. It is also about your seed and the result you see in your plant'...

23 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Citrus: More focus needed on windbreaks

Southeasterly (SE) winds in the Western Cape in the latter part of the year can be especially damaging to young mandarin fruit, because it coincides with the first 12 weeks after petal d...

12 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Advanced seed technology from AgriCOTE® for maximum seed germination

The seed, which is the first of many growing stages in a plant’s life cycle, is also the stage at which the plant is most vulnerable. Therefore, safeguarding the seed is the most im...

12 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Pioneer – always one step ahead with service to the farmer

The key to successful crop farming is planting the right product on the right hectare. And the way to determine what is the right product for the right hectare, is to plant trials. This ...

7 Dec 2022 · 7 min read

Macadamia Nuts: The Future of High-Value Crop Farming

When most people think of high-value crops, the first things that come to mind are probably fruits and vegetables. However, one nut is quickly becoming a favourite among high-value crop ...

29 Nov 2022 · 9 min read

Solynta and RegenZ Partner to Bring Hybrid Potatoes to South Africa

South African seed potato producer RegenZ and European hybrid potato seed innovator Solynta announced a partnership to bring hybrid true potatoes to the South African farming community. ...

15 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

LumiGEN™ Seed Treatments built for your success with Pioneer genetics

A mark of assurance in seed treatments You choose a seed treatment package to help assure a successful season. In turn, you should feel assured that those seed treatments perform as exp...

2 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Women at the forefront of communal rangeland conservation in Southern Africa

Each year, in rural communities, devastating livestock losses due to crime, pests and diseases, natural disasters and fires¹ increase the burden on impoverished South Africans. More and...

31 Oct 2022 · 8 min read

Yara’s Chrisna Heuer: “Agriculture is a place for growth and women”

"It was truly a privilege and a blessing from day one to be in agriculture," says Chrisna Heuer, marketing manager in South Africa for Yara Africa Fertilizer (Pty) Ltd, an international ...

14 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Building Soil and Plant Health for Human Health

Increasing input costs, over-reliance on fertiliser, consumer pressure to farm more sustainably, government regulations to reduce greenhouse gases, the unpredictable effects of climate c...

12 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Pioneer’s® LumiGEN™ seed treatments hit South African soil

Following the opening of Corteva Agriscience’s Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) laboratory in Rosslyn, Gauteng, farmers can now reap the benefits of LumiGEN™ seed treatmen...

5 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Get better yield and stronger crops in your next harvest!

Research enables us to better understand the challenges farmers face daily, providing evidence about which solutions are needed. By combining the strengths of both companies, Tradecorp a...

31 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Plant pecans and leave rich pickings for generations to come

180 years. That is for how long a pecan nut tree can yield its rich annual nut crop. With an expected productive life that long, today’s investment for the future of your children and ...

30 Aug 2022 · 7 min read

Macadamia nuts: The key to diversification

Macadamia is a tasty and very nutritional nut that was originally and indigenously grown in Australia. There are several varieties of macadamias, although only two are edible. Over the l...

30 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Five tips to planting your own vegetable garden this spring

With the high cost of living and rising food prices, many South Africans are struggling to put food on their plates.1 September is planting season in South Africa, and the climate and so...

24 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

South Africa has what it takes to create global cannabis brands

It has been almost four years since the Constitutional Court ruled that South Africans have the right to consume cannabis in the privacy of their own homes, effectively decriminalising t...

17 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Finding the things that change everything

The landscape of the South African avocado and macadamia industry is in a state of uncomfortable upheaval, with local growers and tree nurseries scrambling to adjust and adapt to the pre...

15 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Oja farms and their high-protein soy products

Oja Farms has always been a family-owned and operated business. Located in the heart of the Mpumalanga Highveld, brothers Jannie and Martin Cloete are the fourth generation of their fami...

25 Jul 2022 · < 1 min read

Crop production guide in Namibia Part 11: Pest management

Avital part of crop production is pest control. However, pesticides should be used responsibly to prevent harming farmers, workers, consumers, and the environment. Guidelines for action...

21 Jul 2022 · 7 min read

Crop production in Namibia part 8: Irrigation methods, frequency and quantities

Irrigation methods There is no one-size-fits-all method of irrigating fields that differ in soil, crop size, or crop types. Any location’s best system is the one that can provide appr...

21 Jul 2022 · 9 min read

Seedling or Root Disease Complex

It is well known that continuous cultivation of the same crop on the same soil leads to “tired” or “sick soil”, with consequent reduction in yields over time. However, this does ...

11 Jul 2022 · 8 min read

Advantages of planting seedlings vs direct sowing:

Farmers are facing the constant battle of increasing input cost.  This is not limited to fertilizer and chemicals, but seed cost has increased exponentially in the last year.  W...

27 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

Orion Irresistible Pecans: Plant productive pecan nuts in Southern Africa

The right location, cultivar, land preparation and cultivation programme are crucial to ensure the best yields, profits, and sustainability of your pecan nut operation. Pecan trees like ...

21 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Borer beetle-busting research – latest findings from Vergelegen Wine Estate

An ongoing concern of tree-lovers is a dreaded  pest known as the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle (PSHB). This tiny beetle bores into tree trunks, introducing a fungus that weakens a...

17 Jun 2022 · 6 min read
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