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Light rains expected in April

In his latest newsletter on weather and agricultural conditions, Johan van den Berg of Santam Agriculture says summer rainfall is nearing its end with...

Weather SA: Tropical cyclone warning

Tropical cyclone Idai is currently over the northern parts of the Mozambique channel and is expected to move slowly south-west into parts of Mozambique...

El Nino uncertainty in 2019

In his latest newsletter on climate and agricultural conditions Johan van den Berg of Santam Agriculture says there is positive news for rainfall conditions,...

High Fire Danger Index predicted for parts of FS

The above average heat coupled with low humidity levels experienced over the western and southern parts of the Free State is causing a strong...

Reserved optimism about rainfall

With so much going on in the agricultural community, the weather’s behaviour remains the most talked about and most worried about factor for farmers...

Be weather wise

“All people, irrespective of their class or career, should be weather wise,” says Jennifer Fitchet, senior lecturer in physical geography at the University of...

An El Nino event will put SA under pressure

Weather forecasts indicate more than a 50% chance of another El Niño event affecting South Africa in the coming months. El Niño is an...

UN warns of effects of continued risings temperatures

A report released by the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that if the world continues to warm at...

CRI-PhytRisk can now work more accurately

In January 2017, AgriOrbit reported on CRI-PhytRisk, a website that assists in the important decision-making involved in properly managing citrus black spot (CBS) in...

EU to drop a quarter of its apricot yield

European apricot production could fall by nearly a quarter this year after poor weather hit the continent and a disappointing 2017 campaign. The estimates were...