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NAMPO se werklike sukses lê in vennootskappe

Graan SA se 56ste NAMPO Oesdag wat van 14-17 Mei 2024 op NAMPO Park net buite Bothaville aangebied is, word allerweë as ’n groot sukses beskou. ’n Rekordgetal van 86 474 besoekers oor die vier dae – asook 865...

Yellow maize imports – first vessel in five years off-loads in Cape Town

In agricultural circles much has been written about the warm El Niño weather pattern and the drought that it has caused at farm level. On 25 April 2024, the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) estimated the South African maize...

Acts and regulations governing the seed industry in South Africa

A number of acts and regulations in South Africa regulate various aspects regarding the importation, propagation, stocking, denomination and sale of seed and plants and propagating material. These include the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, the Plant Improvement Act,...

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SOIL: THE FARMER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSETPart 24: Soil classification (i)

In the previous two articles in this series, the soil formation factors and processes were discussed. With these factors and processes in action, it gives rise to a variety of chemical, physical and morphological characteristics. These characteristics are...

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Building a future with technology

Grain SA’s recent NAMPO Harvest Day with its focus on the latest technological advances in agriculture, once again highlighted the critical role of technology in ensuring successful and sustainable grain production. In a time where climate change and international market requirements pose significant challenges, the ability of producers to adapt to changing circumstances through innovation […]

Met tegnologie bou ons ’n toekoms

Graan SA se onlangse NAMPO Oesdag, met sy fokus op die nuutste tegnologiese vooruitgang in landbou, het weer eens die beslissende rol van tegnologie uitgelig om suksesvolle en volhoubare graanproduksie te verseker. In ’n tyd waar klimaatsverandering en internasionale markvereistes beduidende uitdagings stel, is die vermoë van produsente om deur innovasie en tegnologie by veranderende […]

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Beste Grootneef In my jong dae toe ons nog jonk en mooi was (nou net mooi), was ek ’n geëerde lid van die Amsterdamhoek Hiking and Drinking Club. Die Amsterdam, synde ’n skip afkomstig uit die ou Nederlande, het in 1817 naby die mond van die Swartkopsrivier gestrand. Die meeste van die bemanning het oorleef […]