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...

White mould – a dark cloud over soybean production

Sclerotinia stem rot, also known as white mould of soybean, is caused by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and is a common, widespread and destructive disease in soybean production areas in South Africa. The disease...

CA offers a practical solution to wind erosion

Decline in soil fertility and drought are two problems that appear to be worsening year after year on wheat farms in the Free State province. These two problems can be linked to severe wind...

Better wheat quality with decreased inputs

The conservation agriculture and crop rotation trial which has been running for 26 years on Langgewens research farm, can shed some light on the effect of crop rotation and how it influences wheat quality. Crop...

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