Wednesday, April 8, 2020

FarmBiz is a unique monthly magazine aimed at agribusinesses and top farmers.

Contact lynette@plaasmedia.co.za for more information. 

The April 2020 edition of FarmBiz brings readers insightful articles ranging from financial and economic affairs to production and processing matters. In this edition we look at a number of pertinent agricultural issues.

Look forward to articles on:

  • The plight of bees in South Africa.
  • The role of input costs when determining feed prices.
  • Overview of the local maize industry.
  • Red meat labelling.
  • Red meat production in South Africa.
  • A financing model for Zimbabwean farmers.
  • Irrigation in tunnels.
  • Strategies for restoring productive veld.
  • Food price trends.
  • Labour and legal issues.

The April edition of FarmBiz is currently available in free downloadable PDF format as printed copies may not be sold in the retail due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Download your free copy here: https://www.agriorbit.com/farmbiz-stockfarm-april-2020-download/

To subscribe, phone Beauty Mthombeni on 064 890 6941 or SMS ‘Subscribe’ and your phone number to 064 890 6941 and we will get in touch. The magazine is also available for purchase at www.magzter.com .

 

 

 

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Tunnel irrigation: The key to success

A successful tunnel irrigation system must be designed to deliver the correct amount of...

Food price trends in 2020

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa is food secure...

Farmbiz and Stockfarm April editions available here

The countrywide COVID-19 lockdown has had a massive impact on our economy as a...

The economy of intensive production

Intensive production refers to any production system thataims to increase yield without increasing the production area....

All about sustainable seafood

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was established in 2004 to drive change...

The benefits of clearing invasive alien plants

Water shortages, loss of arable land, worsening veld fires, declining grazing quality, and...

Getting the most out of agricultural insurance

In recent years the strength of the rand combined with production surpluses, has put...

Forgotten crops come back with a BANG!

Forgotten crops, such as ancient grains and many pseudocereals, have been making a comeback...

Water resource management in South Africa

The global population explosion and subsequent elevated levels of agricultural and industrial production,...

A look at sustainable farming trends in South Africa

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa...

South Africa’s biodiversity tax incentive is taken to scale

South Africa is recognised as one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries. Protected areas, declared...

Nestlé tackles child labour for 100% sustainable cocoa

Nestlé is investing $45 million a year in its sustainability programme and making progress reducing...

Weather dampens Polish apple production, but not trade

Due to unfavourable weather conditions early in 2019, such as frost followed by...

Invasive alien plants and their impact on wetlands

Invasive alien plants multiply rapidly once they are established in an area, which increases...

Tobacco farming in Zimbabwe: Profit, problems and solutions

Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second-biggest foreign currency earner after gold, which accounted for $1,6...

Farm fare: Get creative with exotic fruit

A variety of exotic fruits have been making their way onto South African shelves...

Young irrigation farmer prospers in the Northern Cape

It took Hilton Megaw by surprise when he was nominated as Agri Northern...

The lowdown on organic vs. inorganic fertilisers

The word fertiliser has its roots in the Latin word fertilis, which means to...

Endulini Fruit: Introducing biological pest control in citrus

Many South African citrus producers export their produce to various countries in Europe. Endulini...

Veld, weeds and fire: The good, the bad and the ugly

A sizeable part of South Africa’s native vegetation has naturally adapted to burn quite...

RSG Landbou: 27 November 2019

Die voorsitter van die Veediefstalvoorkomingsforum, Willie Clack, skop Woensdag se RSG Landbou af....

Local nut production continues to increase

South Africa’s diverse climatic conditions are suited to the production of most nuts, including groundnuts...

Cookhouse citrus industry thrives

There is no doubt that the notion of thriving citrus orchards would have seemed...

The ins and outs of invasive plant management

The use of integrated pest management (IPM) concerning invasive plants is a much...

Latest trends in apple and pear production

South African apple and pear producers and exporters need to take note of...

Salad with sausage and apple

With warmer weather comes more meals with salads. If you have missed having...

The changing face of agricultural education and training

Agricultural education and training (AET) in South Africa are facing several challenges in...

A look inside the SA leather and hide industry

South Africa’s leather industry has come a long way from mainly supplying leather boots...

Invasive alien plants and their impact on water use

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming...

Nation in Conversation: Unpacking the agricultural industry

Four years ago, the Nation in Conversation agri talk show series was launched...