Unrest in KZN – reflections and lessons learnt

The recent unprecedented unrest which swept from the two main cities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Durban and Pietermaritzburg, through to rural towns and communities across the province, has forever changed the agricultural environment in which...

Sclerotinia research: then and now

The first report of Sclerotinia in South Africa was on apricots in 1953. Thereafter, the disease was reported on soybeans in Lydenburg (1979) and sunflower (1980) in localised regions of Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North...

Plant health is critical to sustainable and profitable production

The Grain SA Research and Policy Centre team manages and coordinates research efforts in a consortium-based approach. The three main research consortia are crop improvement, plant health and climate resilience and were established to...

Ek is genoeg

Wat is hierdie aanhoudende, deurdringende stemmetjie wat heeldag en aldag sy koppie uitsteek vanuit my dieper onderbewussyn en tussen my twee ore fluister “ek is nie goed genoeg nie”? Waar kom die stemmetjie vandaan? Van kleintyd...

Hoe bly ek kuberveilig?

Inligting is ’n waardevolle bate vir besighede en individue, waarsonder die meeste organisasies nie kan funksioneer nie. Inligting en rekenaarbronne word egter al hoe meer deur kwaad­willige aanvalle geteiken. Selfs landboukuberveiligheid is ’n toe­nemende...

International open letter condemns plan to amend section 25

‘You do not stand alone against con­fiscation,’ wrote an international alliance of 33 civil society groups from 28 countries in an open letter to the people of South Africa, declaring their solidarity with them...

Unieke studiegeleentheid by Reitz landbou-akademie

In 2018 het SA Graan/Grain berig oor die Reitz Akademie – die breinkind van verskeie rolspelers, waaronder Graan SA en Hoërskool Reitz, wat op daardie tydstip in die beginstadium was. Hoërskool Reitz is die...

IGC discusses risks and resilience post COVID-19

The International Grains Council (IGC) conference with the theme ‘Grains and oilseed sector: Strategic risks and resilience post COVID-19’ was held in June 2021. It was the second consecutive year that the conference was...

Diverse approaches to GE could threaten food security

With the valuable addition of the modern plant breeding technique, genome editing (GE), governments are in disagreement whether GE should fall under the same regulatory status as genetic modification (GM). The concern is that radical,...

Inligting noodsaaklik om COVID-19 doeltreffend te bestuur

As gevolg van die COVID-19-pandemie en gevolglike inperking moes almal vinnig aanpas by ’n veranderende wêreld. Nie net is ons persoonlike lewens daardeur beïnvloed nie, maar ook alle aspekte van besigheid en onderrig. ’n...

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