Oorskakeling na sonkrag: Waar begin ek?

Ons het oor die laaste paar dekades so gewoond geraak aan Eskom wat elektrisiteit voorsien dat ons skrikkerig is vir die gedagte om alternatiewe energiebronne te oorweeg. Die tegnologie is vreemd en die vrees...

Putting theory into practice

Universities employ experimental farms for practical training to ensure that students experience farming first hand. In the past, most agricultural students came from farms, but nowadays many students who are interested in a career...

Estate planning – the family business of farming

For the producer estate planning is not as simple as it seems – it involves a family aspect which can complicate the process. Estate planning can be defined as the arrangement, management, securement and disposition...

Concerns over Ivermectin black market sales and product availability

Animal health company, Afrivet, issued a statement on Thursday 28 January, calling for the public to be responsible when procuring Ivermectin. ‘The very sudden demand increase for Ivermectin injectable products based on beliefs that Ivermectin...

Gesprek gevoer met silo-eienaars oor aftrekkings tydens opberging

Graan SA het aan die einde van 2021 in opdrag van beide die Mieliespesialiswerkgroep en die Sonneblom- en Sojaboonwerkgroep met verskeie graanhanteerders gesprekke gevoer oor onder meer die volgende aspekte: Die hantering van vreemde...

Die seën van ’n swak staat

Ja, daar’s baie in Suid-Afrika om oor te kla. Somtyds, soos onlangs met die plundery in KwaZulu-Natal en Gauteng, kan ’n mens skoon neerslagtig raak. Maar daar is straks ’n redelik breë silwer randjie...

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...

An investment in SA seed treatment capability

Corteva Agriscience officially opened its Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) laboratory in Rosslyn, Pretoria on 5 May. This modern facility is one of only six worldwide and will focus specifically on recipe development...

Manufacturers grapple with steel shortages

The South African agricultural sector has not been spared the global trend of steel shortages created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtually without exception, major steelmaking economies around the world struggled to meet the rebound...

Hoë reënval kan stroopproses in die wiele ry

Die effek van La Niňa is oral in die land duidelik waarneembaar, maar landbouers is tans veral bekommerd oor sojabone en mielies wat weens nat toestande nie gestroop kan word nie. Versuiptoestande Jan Labuschagne van die...

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