Stiller waters wink eersdaags vir Jannie

Dit is ’n voorloper wat die witwater van ’n rivier uitsoek, om juis daar – waar intervensie die nodigste is – toe te tree. Jannie de Villiers, uitvoerende hoofbestuurder (HUB) van Graan SA sedert 2011,...

Saadpryse vir nuwe seisoen warm uit die oond

Afhangende van die plantestand, maak saad as produksie-inset tussen 10% en 17% van ’n mielieprodusent se lopende produksiekosterekening uit. Gegewe uitstekende navorsing in genetika en tegnologie, bly saad een van die belang­rikste insette om...

Is dit tyd vir die swanesang van die landboukundige?

Die landbousektor bevind homself midde-in ’n digitale rewolusie met al die nuwe toerusting en platforms wat nou beskikbaar is. Maatskappye belê miljoene in toepassings en platforms om inligting te ontleed, bedreigings soos siektes en...

Diagnostic clinic ready to support producers

Summer grain production regions in South Africa received good rains over the past season. Although this rain has been good for crop growth, it has also been conducive to pest and disease outbreaks. The pest...

Grain Research Programme: plans and progress

Worldwide, grain industries rely on a strong base of research to address challenges, increase profitability and promote sustainability. In South Africa, capacity has become severely eroded, leaving the industry with a significant shortage of...

Voedselsekerheid in Suid-Afrika daal

Die bekostigbaarheid van en toegang tot basiesevoedsel het in die afgelope jaar ’n knou gekry in Suid Afrikaanse huishoudings. Dit is volgens die negende jaarlikse Globale Voedselsekerheidsindeks (GFSI) geborg deur Corteva Agriscience, wat op...

Identifying losses in smallholder farming

The Rapid Loss Appraisal Tool (RLAT) for agribusiness value chains has been recognised by stakeholders and users as a promising tool to detect losses along the maize value chain in a quick, participative and...

Making an everyday moment a masterpiece

Elliott Erwitt, a French-born American advertising and documentary photographer, known for his candid black and white photos of everyday settings, wrote: ‘To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting...

Outlook uncertain amidst global market turmoil and COVID disruptions

The past year has been characterised by exceptional volatility. The COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to curb its spread, resulted in the largest economic contraction in South Africa since 1946. When the pandemic first started,...

Nagraadse rigtings steeds in aanvraag

Wêreldwye statistiek bevestig dat die landbou­sektor ’n uitnemende werkverskaffer met ’n wye reeks vertakkinge en spesialisvelde is. Die vraag is egter of daar werklik in Suid-Afrika nog goeie werksgeleenthede in die landbou vir persone...

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