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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...

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...

Hanteer die finansiële effek van El Niño en skuld só

Vir baie produsente het 2023/2024 se El Niño ’n werklikheid geword met verwagte oeste wat ver onder die gemiddeld kan wees. Die gevolg is eenvoudig dat die skulde by finansiële instellings nie betaal sal...

When is it too late to plant?

In major maize production regions of South Africa, the optimal planting date for maize is considered to be around late October to mid-December for Mpumalanga (22%), the Free State (43%) and North West (17%),...

How affordable and nutritious are staples in SA?

The FAO defines staple foods as foods that are ‘eaten regularly and in such quantities as to constitute the dominant part of the diet and supply a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs’....

Riglyne vir produsente wat eerste keer sojabone plant

Wanneer ’n produsent besluit om sojabone te begin produseer, moet dit twee jaar voor die werklike plant daarvan plaasvind, aangesien sekere faktore eers in plek moet wees alvorens geplant kan word. Die belangrikste faktor is...

Suurgrond – behoorlike vermenging van kalk is ’n móét

Fertasa se grondsuurheidswerkgroep* in same­werking met Graan SA, kyk in hierdie reeks artikels na die oorsake, slaggate, invloed van en oplossing vir grondsuurheid. In hierdie twaalfde en laaste artikel in die reeks, skryf dr...

Lupin  production shows great potential for western cape

Lupins represent a cool-season crop that may grow in regions where soybeans would not prosper. In the early years of lupin production, lupin grains were grown in rotation with other crops such as cereals....

Maak só plan met droogtemielies

Net soos gedurende die 2015/2016-droogte beleef baie produsente tans ernstige hittegolwe en gepaardgaande vogtekorte. Hierdie toestande het tot gevolg dat blokke graanlande reeds skade gely het en produsente is op soek na ’n alternatiewe...

Wat is fout met my koring?

“Daar is groot fout met my koring! Die oes wat aanvanklik goeie potensiaal getoon het, lyk nou treurig en daar is nie pitte in die are nie of die pitte is maer en verkrimp!...

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