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Koring op koers vir ’n goeie oes

07/07/2021 Die plaaslike wintergraanseisoen is goed aan die gang en tans lyk produksie-omstandighede – veral in die Wes-Kaap – belowend. Goeie, wydverspreide reën het oor die produksiegebiede voorgekom en aanplantings kon goed plaasvind, ten spyte...

Quality of local and imported wheat examined

The 2020/2021 season’s survey provided the results of the twenty-third annual wheat crop quality survey performed by the Southern African Grain Laboratory NPC (SAGL). Due to a reduced amount approved for funding of this project,...

Broiler feed – impact of feed conversion ratios and exports

In the grain and oilseed markets one of the biggest role-players within the demand spectrum is animal feed. The question is always what the demand will look like in the future. How much grain...

Benefits of farming in partnership with nature

It is likely that you have heard or read about soil health. Also, that soil health is intricately linked to the animals – big and small – that inhabit our farmlands. Maybe you have...

Better results with legumes in rotation with maize

The productivity of maize in South Africa is influenced by various factors, including abiotic and biotic stresses and their interactions as well as monocropping. Abiotic factors include poor soil fertility, drought and heat stresses. Although...

Oorweeg dekgewasse vir somersaai-dele ook

Landboukundiges reg oor die wêreld kan getuig van die sukses wat produsente uit alle klimaatsones met bewarings­landboupraktyke behaal. Hierdie praktyke sluit die plant van dekgewasse in. Medeprodusente wat hierdie praktyke self toepas, kan daarvan getuig....

Be on alert for these insect pests

Soybeans are one of the many grain legumes cultivated in South Africa. Over the past few decades, the local cultivation of soybeans increased extensively. This can be attributed to the increase in area planted...

Certified seed wins the race

Seed represents culture, tradition, diversity and – most of all – life. It enables survival through the production of diverse, healthy food. As the global population continues to grow, the need to produce more seed...

Optimal profit with data-intensive farming

On-farm data are a very important part of agriculture in this day and age. However, together with the need for data, there is always the large challenge of reducing costs. Two of the largest cost...

Klimaatsverandering: Kan dekgewasse impak versag?

Die semi-ariede sandgronde van die Noordwes-Vrystaat het ontwikkel uit eoliese moedermateriaal wat sowat 1,8 miljoen tot 5 miljoen jaar gelede in die Plioseentyd­perk afgeset is op ’n golwende paleo-oppervlak wat bestaan het uit swak...

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