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Voervloeiprobleme iets van die verlede met hawer

Hawer (Avena sativa) is ’n veelsydige kleingraan wat in die verlede grootliks vir die graanmark aangeplant is. Weens die gewas se goeie voedingswaarde en droëmateriaalproduksie, word dit deesdae ook as ’n belang­rike weidingsgewas beskou. Veeprodusente...

Response strategy in place for Cornubia warehouse clean-up

An intensive containment and clean-up operation after the arson attack that destroyed UPL’s Cornubia warehouse has successfully contained all runoff from the site. Pollution control has been implemented, treatment dams have been constructed and...

Swamsiektes wat koring teiken

Swamsiektes kan ’n koringprodusent se oes nadelig beïnvloed, daarom is tydige, korrekte identifisering belangrik. Vervolgens ’n paar riglyne om die belangrikste swamsiektes in koring te identifiseer asook om te kyk onder watter toestande hul...

Cut costs with the Kelly Tillage System

The Kelly Tillage System is the ultimate tool for preparing your lands from after harvest until planting. Producers can expect to avoid the high costs of traditional methods and begin improving soil health. Whether it...

Nematodes – the root of all ‘evil’

The heart of producer Estienne Smit sank as she noticed many patchy areas of poor growth in her tomato crop. The young plants were showing water and nutrient deficiency symptoms such as wilting, yellowing...

Ken chemiese skade só uit

Wanneer planttyd vir somergewasse aanbreek, weet ons nie wat die seisoen ten opsigte van klimaatstoestande gaan inhou nie. Die gebruik van chemiese onkruiddoders het al so deel van produksiepraktyke geword dat daar uitdagings rondom hierdie...

The future of smart farming in South Africa

Technology has completely transformed agriculture over the last few decades. These days, producers are integrating everything from drones and satellite sensing to genetic modification and, more recently, artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations to...

Switching to canola oil; a recipe for success

From the humble fried egg to more novel creations like deep-fried ice- cream, frying food is part of almost every cuisine around the world. The method of cooking our produce or meat in hot...

Sonneblom steeds ’n staatmaker op die Springbokvlakte

Seisoenale droogtes is in geen area in Suid-Afrika se somerreënvalstreek ’n vreemde verskynsel nie. Alhoewel daar in die afgelope twee seisoene in gedeeltes van dié reënval­streek bogemiddelde reënval was, bly die Springbokvlakte ’n area...

Aardverwarming vererger wêreldwye ongelykheid

Arm lande raak armer as gevolg van aardverwarming – en meer ekstreme hittegolwe sal in die toekoms die ongelykheidsgaping net groter maak. Dit is ’n paar van die navorsingsbevindings van Namhla Mkiva, ’n tegniese-ondersteuningspersoneellid in...

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