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To measure is the only way to manage nematode pressure

Harmful or plant-parasitic nematodes are difficult to control, let alone eradicate. The best – if not only –way to protect your crop, is to know what you are dealing with before you plant. Above-ground signs...

Navigating the threat of pre-harvest sprouting of wheat

Amidst shifting weather patterns, the threat of pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) of wheat has increased, prompting further research into strategies to prevent or minimise PHS. A multitude of crops are affected by PHS, including wheat,...

Dry bean production thwarted by opportunistic seed-borne disease

In South Africa dry beans are produced by subsistence, small-scale, commercial and large-scale commercial farmers in the Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape. Three types of dry beans produced by...

GEBARSTE PITTE BY GARS: die impak van kwaliteit op winsmarge

Gars word geag as een van die belangrikste wintergraangewasse en kan opgedeel word in twee groepe: moutgars en voergars. Moutgars word hoofsaaklik gebruik as die hoofbestanddeel in een van Suid-Afrika se gunstelingdrankies – bier. Om...

Kriteria vir vrystelling van NUWE GRAANTEGNOLOGIE

Die hooffokus van teelprogramme is om die opbrengspotensiaal van graanpro­duksie in Suid-Afrika te verhoog terwyl dit steeds graan van uitstekende gehalte aan die verwerker en verbruiker bied. Volgens Kobus van Huyssteen, tegniese bestuurder by die...

Lucerne: effects of crop residues and wheat as a nurse crop

Lucerne is commonly used as a pasture crop in long-rotation systems in the southern Cape region, where it is rotated with wheat, barley, canola and other crops. The unpredictability of rainfall and the delicate...

My beeste is in my buurman se lande! HOE NOU GEMAAK?

“Jou beeste is in my lande!” – sekerlik ’n oproep wat geen boer van sy buurman wil ontvang nie. Met die vele uitdagings wat landbou deesdae inhou, is hierdie ’n verdere risiko wat produsente eerder...

FOKUS OP DIÉ PRAKTYKE en BLY VOLHOUBAAR BOER

Deel 2 Die volhoubaarheid van enige boerdery-onderneming is nou gekoppel aan die voordele wat die produsent kan bewerkstellig deur produksiepraktyke en doeltreffende gebruik van hulpbronne, die bestuur van insetkoste en bemar­kingstrategieë. Hoë opbrengste moet nie...

Canola less N fertilizer needed in CA systems

Most canola producers in the Western Cape have adopted conservation agriculture (CA). As a result of less soil disturbance, implementing crop rotation and preserving stubble (or inclusion of cover crops), the chemical, physical and...

EARLY-SEASON APHIDS – these principles are critically important

In many wheat fields in the Western Cape the control of early-season aphids with insecticides is a standard practice. In some cases, seed is treated with a systemic insecticidal dressing before planting and in...

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