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Mohammad Karaan, the reluctant strategist

Strategy and leadership go together. People follow leaders who have an attractive dream, and a plan on how to pursue it. If...

Indigenous crops revived at Stellenbosch University

In the Plaas TV episode of 2 October, the biggest agrochemical solution provider in South Africa, AECI Plant Health, kicks off the...

Conservation agriculture can boost maize yields

Maize farmers who aim to practise no-till or conservation agriculture on their farms will benefit from significantly higher yields during dry seasons,...

Stop olive trunk disease in its tracks

New research by a recent PhD graduate of Stellenbosch University has shed light on what olive tree farmers can do to curb...

SU researcher to make winery wastewater more sustainable

With the ongoing water shortages in the Western Cape and the likelihood of droughts becoming a much more common occurrence as global warming...

Researcher receives doctorate in cheesemaking

Farmers with a few cows and the necessary space could start their own artisan cheesemaking business for around R24 000. This is...

Small-scale cheeseries, not so far-fetched

Dr Faith Nyamakwere from the Department of Animal Science at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of AgriSciences recently obtained her doctorate with research that...

Tips on how olive farmers can ward off trunk diseases

New research by a recent PhD graduate of Stellenbosch University (SU) has shed light on what olive tree farmers can do to curb olive...

Does cow size really matter?

The body size of dairy cows has garnered much interest over the years. Breeders who participate in shows often find that larger cows have...

‘Smart farming’ set to revolutionise SA agriculture

A team of researchers are set to uncover the secrets of microbiomes and the role it plays in South African agriculture. Microbiomes...