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Download the first 2021 edition of CHIPS now

Click on the image to download the magazine. CHIPS is now in the Plaas Media stable! The first...

Maintenance for micro-sprinkler longevity

Various factors determine the success of an irrigation system. To ensure that an irrigation system keeps functioning effectively and has a long...

Above-normal summer rainfall anticipated for 2020/21

Winter rainfall areas received a considerable amount of rain. Spring began with some significant rains in parts of the summer rainfall areas,...

The Water Show Africa makes a splash

The Water Show Africa virtual conference took place on 2 November. The online exhibition area was open...

Innovative irrigation for optimum grape yield and quality

South Africa is prone to drought, which makes the cultivation of crops an ongoing challenge. The efficient cultivation of vineyards relies heavily...

Water use licences and appeals: Reconceptualising the application process

In June this year, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) committed itself to fast-tracking water use licences, promising meaningful engagement with...

Drip irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Various factors impact the success of an irrigation system. To ensure system longevity and efficiency, two factors cannot be neglected: using quality...

Raw water price increases reduced for irrigation

Agri SA welcomes the reduced raw water price increases as proposed by the Department of Water and Sanitation for the irrigation sector...

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

July 2020 saw the commencement of Namibia’s first-ever commercial harvest of blueberries by local company Mashare Berries Farming (Pty) Ltd. The historic...

Agri Western Cape notes that NERSA allegedly followed incorrect procedure

Agri Western Cape took note that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) apparently did not follow the correct procedure with...