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New BLS breeding grounds pointed out by survey

An outbreak of bacterial leaf streak (BLS) in the Piet Retief and Amersfoort areas was reported during the 2020/2021 maize growing season and again early in the 2021/2022 season. Since then, the disease has...

Mielieboere “kan nie fout maak” deur sojabone in te sluit

Die Suid-Afrikaanse sojaboonbedryf kort ’n broodnodige impetus. Om opbrengste egter wesenlik te verbeter, sal produsente ’n paar kopskuiwe moet maak oor hoe hulle hul gewasproduksiestelsels en grond hanteer. Dit was die boodskap in ’n...

The ins and outs of beef feedlot economics

A decision faced by producers every year is whether to add value to their grain and livestock: Are they going to sell their grain and weaner calves or add value to both by feeding...

New leaf rust races detected on SA wheat

Leaf rust, caused by the fungus­ Puccinia triticina (Pt), is an important disease of bread wheat in South Africa. It is frequently found in the winter rainfall wheat growing regions, resulting in localised epidemics...

Geen toleransie is die oogmerk

In die geval van opvolgtoediening (minstens tweemalige toediening van dieselfde onkruid­doder in ’n bepaalde groeiseisoen) is daar belangrike oorwegings wat direkte gevolge vir beide onkruidbeheer en die gewas inhou. Dit is ondenkbaar dat iemand dit...

Groei sonder herlewing is negatief

Die omgewings- en hulpbronekonoom, prof James Blignaut, glo die berekening van die koste van herlewingslandbou – in die omgang bekend as conservation agriculture (CA) of regenerative agriculture (RA) – vereis begrip van sekere inligting...

StewardshipHow non-compliance could cost you in the long run

Most people should be familiar with the concept of stewardship in agriculture by now, especially when it comes to agricultural practices on farm level, such as resistance management and integrated pest management. But stewardship...

Financial benefits of converting to CA

Crop producers are faced with the combined consequences of severe increases in input costs (even over a prolonged period of time), the negative impact of soil erosion on the productive capacity of a farm,...

NBTs should be allowed to pave way for better food security

Global food security demands the development of new technologies and breeding techniques to develop improved crops that can increase and secure food production on finite arable land without increasing the use of resources. Crops...

Mengsels – beïnvloed dit effektiwiteit of nie?

Die gebruik van onkruiddodermengsels neem toe en verander boonop teen ’n toenemende spoed. Waar hulle vroeër hoë dosisse van ’n enkele onkruiddoder toegedien het, gebruik produsente deesdae lae dosisse van tussen drie en vyf...

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