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Sugar masterplan sweetens industry in three phases

South Africa’s sugar industry has weathered many storms in recent years, with the...

The importance of agrometeorological knowledge in agriculture

COVID-19 infections reached its peak in South Africa by the middle of August...
short time

Understanding short time and its implications

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had severe implications, either directly or indirectly, for...
citrus

South Africa’s 2020 citrus season: Headed for the best outcome

In 2019, citrus growers from Southern Africa shipped a record crop of close...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to...

Plaas TV: Kan landbouversekering risiko’s troef?

Landbou en risiko loop hand aan hand, dit is iets wat nooit gaan...

#Farmfare: Blueberry bonanza recipes

While South Africa is relatively new to the...

The intricacies of cultivars and cultivar development

Crops and cultivars as we know them today, did not exist in the...

Invasive alien plants: Identifying intruders timeously

In South Africa, an estimated 1,44 billion cubic metres of water is lost...

Considering the legal and IP implications of gene editing

Chyreene Truluck. Global food security is increasingly challenging in...

Driving efficiencies with precision agriculture

Technology and precision agriculture are changing the world we live in and the...

Rethinking the conversion process of poultry litter to biogas

The poultry industry is generally comprised of broiler chicken production, egg production, day-old...

The secret to restoring nutrient density in food

Over the past 60 years, scientists have noticed alarming changes in the nutrient...

Infectious bush thickening and encroachment

Infectious bush thickening (BT) and bush encroachment (BE) are caused by the densification...
Ntokozo

How Ntokozo Motloung is changing the local agri industry

Ntokozo Motloung comes from a strong line of women in agriculture and she...
Agricultural training

Agricultural training and employment opportunities

For years agriculture was one of a few sectors that lagged behind when...

RSG Landbou: 3 Augustus 2020

Hugo Lochner, redakteur van FarmBiz, vertel vir RSG-Landbou luisteraars oor wat lesers te...

The tale of Philip’s Tunnel

South Africa’s first irrigation system can be traced to the Eastern Cape or,...

Strategies for maintaining minimum pesticide residue levels

Ever since the term ‘biosecurity’ took a front seat on the global ecological...

Invasive plants and soil health

Invasive plant species are those that have been introduced into a specific area,...

Global herb production trends

The term ‘herb’ is used specifically in reference to an aromatic plant’s leaves....

Business trends in a post-COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has changed from something you only heard about on the news every...

Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?

The term ‘urban farming’ paints a picture of city dwellers attempting to grow...

Legalising medical cannabis in South Africa

The term ‘cannabis’ refers to plants in the genus Cannabis. The three most...

South Africa’s dynamic pork industry stays on course in testing times

Many South Africans simply love a bit of bacon. Good news amid all...

The importance of soil sampling

During a visit to the Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Vegetable and Ornamental Plants...

Quick overview of GMOs in South Africa

Growing genetically engineered crops has made inroads into food production and revolves mainly...

The bottom line of healthy soil: Sustaining a habitable life on Earth

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, people will no longer take the air they...

The ESTA in a nutshell

It is important to remember that the origin of the Extension of Security...

The role of agritourism in the agricultural economy

I am writing this article amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Considering that tourism,...