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SA Graan/Grain Article Series

SA Graan/Grain regularly publishes exciting and very popular article series written by experts in their fields. To make it easier for our readers to have access to these valuable series they are published here for their convenience:

Category

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

Title

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems

Writers

Dr Hendrik Smith, Grain SA
Dr Wayne Truter , University of Pretoria
Prof Chris Dannhauser, Grass SA
Mr Gerrie Trytsman, LNR-Animal Production

Summary


Conservation Agriculture from a livestock producer’s perspective. In this series Dr Hendrik Smith et al. discuss a livestock farmer’s options with regards to integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems.
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Category

WEED SERIES

Title

Control weeds in maize and wheat

Writers

Elbé Hugo, formerly from ARC-Grain crops
Hestia Nienaber, ARC-Small Grain

Summary


Description and control of the most important weeds in maize and wheat. Twelve weeds in total and the chemicals necessary to control them, are discussed.
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Category

SOIL SERIES

Title

Soil: The producer’s most important asset

Writers

Martiens du Plessis, soil scientist, NWK Limited
Prof Cornie van Huyssteen, lecturer: Soil Science, University of the Free State

Summary


Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot be produced. Furthermore, it is often also the most expensive single capital asset of the producer.
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