Wetlands are the closest thing to the Garden of Eden. As nature’s kidney, they transform substances generated by human activities, make chemical circulation, and purify water quality. It also provides habitats for many organisms. Tomorrow we celebrate World Wetlands Day so today we will focus on this distinct ecosystem with dr Althea Grundling from the Agricultural Research Council.

Plaas TV / Farm TV also chats to dr Mohamed Abd Elbasit about peat fires. Peatlands comprise only 1% of the total wetland area in the country. They consist of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter and are groundwater dependent.

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Nuusborg: Netafim South Africa

Who is Netafim?
Increased water scarcity asks that we continuously reconsider the way irrigation water is delivered to plants. Thís is why Netafim™ exists. Netafim is the global leader in smart irrigation solutions. It has 29 subsidiaries across the globe, one of which is Netafim South Africa, housed in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape. Netafim South Africa has been serving South Africa and its neighbouring countries with irrigation solutions and services since 1992. At the premises in Kraaifontein, we house one of only 17 Netafim manufacturing plants across the globe. Our production facility in Cape Town is ISO 9001:2008 certified and all products are manufactured to the most stringent quality standards, earning us a reputation for outstanding quality in product and service delivery.

Markteborg: Nutri Feeds

Who is Nutri Feeds
Nutri Feeds is a part of the Country Bird Holdings (Limited) family, and works interactively with all their world-class sister companies to provide South African farmers and households with the highest quality products for their health and the health of their farms and families. Nutri Feeds is the leader in animal feed manufacturing in South Africa and a global player in the animal feed industry. With their head office in Potchefstroom and manufacturing plants in Viljoenskroon, Mafikeng and Bloemfontein, Nutri Feeds is your countrywide first choice in animal feeds for pigs, sheep, poultry, dairy and beef cattle. Nutri Feeds products are not only freely available in South Africa, but also in Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia and several other African countries.

Plaas TV, Farm TV, wetlands

Agter die skerms: Plaas TV is ‘n gereelde aanlyn-televisieprogram wat die jongste landbounuus, aktuele kwessies, tegniese inligting, finansiële sake, weer en soveel meer aanraak – alles gefokus op die Suid- en Suider- Afrikaanse landboubedryf.

TV is a weekday online television programme designed to inform, educate and enrich. The programme will consist of a balanced mix of news, market updates, interviews, weather, event information and much more.

The programme is broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 08:00 on the Plaas TV / Farm TV YouTube channel, which can be accessed at this link. Programmes will be available on demand and can be viewed at any time once uploaded.