Insecticide resistance in aphids a challenge for wheat production

The aim of chemical control is to keep pest numbers on the crop below damaging levels that will lead to economic loss. Because all aphid species can be controlled with chemical insecticides, it is...

Best practice to curb herbicide-resistant weeds

Heading into the winter growing season, it is once again time to revisit the current measures available to winter grain producers for herbicide-resistant weed management. According to the current status of the international herbicide-resistant...

Wintersaad so lyk pryse vanjaar

Saad bly seker een van ’n produsent se heel belangrikste insette, alhoewel die prys nie so beduidend soos ander insette s’n is nie. Die genetiese potensiaal van ’n kultivar bepaal uiteindelik die potensiële produksie...

Industriële Hennep ‘n nuwe alternatief vir gewasrotasiestelsels

Hennep (hemp in Engels) is deel van die genus Cannabis wat in die volksmond bekend staan as dagga. Die verwarring tussen hennep en dagga is dat beide morfologies dieselfde lyk en slegs op grond...

The IMPACT of grain mould on sorghum

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) is a gluten-free, high-protein crop that contains approximately 70% resistant starch that can suppress hunger and is thus suitable for celiac disease patients. In South Africa’s main production areas,...

Geneties-gebaseerde innovasie onder druk in Suid-Afrika

In Oktober 2021 het die Suid-Afrikaanse reguleerder van geneties gemodifiseerde organismes (GMO’s) aangekondig dat alle produkte wat deur middel van sogenaamde “nuwe telingstegnologieë” (NTT’s) ontwikkel word, as GMO’s gereguleer sal word. Dit beteken onder andere...

Moenie die verspreiding van Russiese koringluis onderskat nie

Die Russiese koringluis (RKL) kom reeds 46 jaar lank in Suid-Afrika voor en baie dinge het sedert die eerste uitbreking van hierdie plaag in die Vrystaat verander. Tans word hierdie luisspesie in al die...

SACTA LEVY – in the end producers reap the rewards

Grains, including wheat, constitute some of the most important crops in the world. Over many years investment in breeding programmes has led to the development of grain varieties boosting higher yields with specific quality...

Programme paves way for large-scale on-farm trials

The Data Intensive Farm Management (DIFM) project is a multi-disciplinary research project that is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) food security programme grant. It...

Biotech seed – what you need to know

South Africa has a long track record with biotech seed and producers across the farming spectrum often choose this seed option even though it can be a major contributor to the cost of overall...

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