Politics; consumers drawing big guns on farming in Europe

Given the intricate issues and risks that young South African producers face at many a level, it is natural for them to envy their European counterparts for their seemingly conducive agricultural circumstances. To the...

Young leaders will make the difference

The eighth annual business development programme, previously known as the Grain Academy, was launched in Hartbeespoort on 25 and 26 February. The programme has now been rebranded as the Leadership Academy for Agriculture and...

Glyphosate – setting the record straight

Every season, for every field, a producer must make many key decisions – all of which can make or break a harvest. Many of these decisions relate to crop protection, because at every stage...

Gehaltebeheer op chemikalieë van strengste ter wêreld

Gewasbeskerming speel ’n deurslaggewende rol in landbouproduksie, hetsy chemies of biologies. Produsente spandeer baie tyd, moeite en geld om veilige en gesonde gewasse te verseker. Natuurlik sal ’n produsent dieselfde toewyding aan gehalteversekering verwag in...

The scourge of wildlife poisoning

Few countries in the world can compete with South Africa’s wildlife wealth: We have around 24 000 indigenous higher order plant species, over 900 bird species, more than 400 mammals as well as a...

A lot to learn from China’s agricultural strategy

The Agricultural Products and Food Safety Management seminar which was sponsored by the Chinese government through the China National Research Institute of Food and Fermentation Industries Corporation Limited (CNRIFFI) focused on two topics: China’s...

4IR trends and impact on the grain industry

Industrial revolutions occur when new technologies and world views introduce significant shifts in economic systems and social structures. Technology advancement increasingly transforms the way we work, live, communicate, travel and socialise, which could fundamentally...

Lank, langer, kolskoot

Langafstandjag is ’n spesialisvertakking van jag wat toenemend in Suid-Afrika veld wen, hoofsaaklik weens die ontwikkeling van tegnologie. Eugene Harmse, voorsitter van die African Long Range Hunters Association (ALRHA), sê hulle doel is nie om...

Bonormale reën voorspel vir dié kusgebiede

Soos die herfs inbeweeg, begin ons kyk na die vroeë winter se seisoenale voorspellings, spesifiek vir die winterreënvalareas in die suidwestelike gedeeltes van die land. Vir herfs (Maart-April-Mei; Figuur 1 links) word daar bonormale...

Opkomende boere kry steun uit privaat sektor

Tydens die onlangse Africa Agri Tech- (AAT-)konferensie in Pretoria het die bekendstelling deur oudminister Roelf Meyer van ’n landbou-ontwikkelingsagentskap, AGDA (Agriculture Development Agency), die amptelike konferensie-opening voorafgegaan. Hy dien tans as voorsitter van die...
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