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Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?

Cotton is considered one of the world’s greatest poverty-alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income. A crop...

Pome fruit: Promising harvest for 2021 despite later season

The pome fruit harvest is underway with positive expectations for 2021. Last year saw a much better winter with enough rain in...

New CEO takes the reins at Potatoes SA

Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes SA (PSA) as CEO after Dr André Jooste left the organisation after nine years...

Identity of quarantine nematode confirmed

Dr Antoinette Swart of the National Collection of Nematodes found two female nematodes and several juveniles of the genus Ditylenchus in a...

Farmers can now combat locusts with AI

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi—the Swahili name...

Rainfall in Free State: Farmers grateful, but floods cause damage

Most farmers in the Free State are rejoicing over the recent rainfall in the province, but this also comes with certain challenges,...

Heavy rain damages Orange River grape crop

This article was originally published on Fresh Plaza. Read the original article here. Heavy rainfall in the Northern Cape...

Saliva from caterpillars puts cowpeas on the defence

Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) are not just food for humans. Caterpillars also love to munch on these crucial crops, which can cause losses...

November tractor sales significantly more than last year

The November tractor sales of 593 units were significantly (39%) more than the 427 units sold in November last year. On a...

Agri’s third quarter GDP outcomes for 2020 still impressive

South Africa’s agricultural sector still had an impressive GDP in the third quarter of 2020 at 18,5% quarter-on-quarter (q/q), seasonally adjusted and...