Land
Potato production in South Africa The humble spud beats inflation
The number of hectares planted with potatoes declined from about 65 000 hectares in the early 1990’s to around 50 000 to 54 000 hectares from the mid-2000’s onwards.
31 Oct 2017
In the bag How to pack potatoes perfectly
Choosing a packhouse system for potatoes can be a daunting task. Automatic or semi automatic weighers? Automatic or manual bagging? Silo size? Do I need an optical grader and
31 Oct 2017
The benefits of healthy soil Promoting cost savings and protection from disease
Soil health" is the current buzzword in agriculture and biodiversity circles. While many people understand this as encompassing a new concept, others feel that it is muddying the
07 Dec 2016
Fields of barley Promoting sustainable farming practices and increasing local input
South African Breweries (SAB) draws much of its success from the expansive barley fields of the Southern and Northern Cape that are flourishing under the care of both commercial
07 Dec 2016 - S. A.
LAND CLAIMS Finding a third way in Bosparadys
Many of South Africa's white commercial farmers see the land-claim process as an attack. For black claimants fighting to get back land stolen by the apartheid government, it's
22 May 2014 - S. P.
LAND REFORM Successful Land Reform farming through partnership
The five Ntwashini Community Trust sugarcane farms are going from strength to strength, having increased output by nearly 500% through their partnership with Tongaat Hulett and
23 Apr 2014
Environment Fracking is not a sustainable solution to SA's electricity shortfall
The so-called energy boom, which fracking could potentially bring to South Africa’s economy, if given the go-ahead, is likely to be short lived
05 Dec 2013 - E. L.
Land The subdivision of agricultural land
Many owners of farms in South Africa may not aware that the subdivision of their land is not permitted without the consent of the Minister of Agriculture in terms of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act
05 Dec 2013 - V. N.
Africa SA agribusinesses continue to look to Africa for new markets
Africa is on the rise and increasingly offering lucrative opportunities to South African businesses due to the continent’s steady economic growth, increased disposable income and high consumer confidence
23 Oct 2013 - B. C.
Renewable energy Wind turbines are set to be transported to Jeffreys Bay wind farm
Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, one of the largest wind farms in South Africa, began transporting wind turbines from the Port of Ngqura to the wind farm site yesterday
23 Jul 2013 - T. M.
Seeds and feeds The importance of planting lucerne
Whilst the present global shortage of lucerne is a reality a number of questions are being raised as to why to plant lucerne, how to plant it and where to get the seed.
09 Jul 2013 - A. S.
Mining versus agriculture These two industries in Mpumalanga are at war
Mining and agriculture, two major economic contributors in Mpumalanga are fighting for their right to remain in position, even though both impact negatively on the other's function in terms of how each use land
28 May 2013
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