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Weeklikse weer met Johan van den Berg

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Onafhanklike weerkundige, Johan van den Berg, gesels elke week op RSG Landbou met Lise Roberts oor weersake. Luister nou...

Chicory: Deeply rooted in South African soil

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Cultivated since the late 1800s in the Eastern Cape, chicory serves a niche market in South Africa. Its most...

A synopsis of the South African fynbos floral industry

The flower business is like fashion, and the current fashion is fynbos.

Land reform in SA: Five myths about farming debunked

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Johann Kirsten, Stellenbosch University and Wandile Sihlobo, Stellenbosch University South Africa’s land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our...

Abattoir hygiene is crucial for quality

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes This process starts the moment the animals arrive by truck, and includes the way in which they are moved...

Teff: From ancient origins to trendy foodstuff

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Teff (Eragrostis tef) is an indigenous North African staple, but in other countries it is becoming known as the...

Prosopis: ʼn Indringerboom wat geleenthede bied

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes In 1860 het die Suid-Afrikaanse regering dit goedgedink om ’n voerboom in die land te vestig wat produsente in...

Becoming a veterinarian or para-veterinary professional in SA

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Only specific qualifications will allow you to legally register as a veterinarian or para-veterinary professional in South Africa. Always...

Food safety first

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Food safety is one of the top priorities on the agenda of most producers, manufacturers and consumers today. And...

Die argitektuur, blom- en blaarmorfologie van “ware” Palmer amarant

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Die Palmer amarant-onkruid (Amaranthus palmeri) word as ’n ernstige bedreiging vir die graanbedryf gesien. Palmer amarant is vroëer vanjaar...

Honey bees are handy pollinators of blueberries

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Honey bees seem to be quite handy pollinators.A study aimed to determine the effect of honey bee pollination on...

SA can look forward to legal hemp cultivation

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Growing hemp legally is becoming easier for producers.New Regulations relating to the Plant Improvement Act now include rules and...

Make sure your seasonal farm workers are compliant

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The agricultural sector heavily relies on temporary seasonal farm workers. The need to rapidly scale the workforce up and...

Renewable energy: A step in the right direction

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Energy has become an integral part of modern-day intensive farming. Almost every part of the food value chain requires...

Environmental social governance is a must in agriculture

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The drive for sustainability and the concept of environmental and social governance (ESG) have become a global megatrend. This...

Infographic: Signs of nutrient deficiency in plants

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Did you know that plants require 16 essential nutrients to grow normally? These 16 nutrients can be classified into...

Causes of vegetable post-harvest losses

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Post-harvest losses are described as fruit and vegetables produced that do not reach consumers due to quality and quantity...

The gift of grass-fed meat

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes The local meat industry, as much as any other food industry in the country, has to satisfy the needs...

The cold chain: A chill worth managing

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Although we are still donning our jackets and looking forward to hot soup and cosy evenings in front of...

Handling and preparation of meat products

When it comes to supermarkets, butchers and restaurants, we can safely say that South Africa generally equates its food safety to first-world standards. But...

Bespreek nóú: Leer hoe om roofdiere te bestuur

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Die Cape Leopard Trust, in samewerking met kenners van die Herding Academy en CapeNature, gaan binnekort werkswinkels aanbied wat...

Port of East London re-opens for maize export

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes The Port of East London will re-open for agricultural maize exports for the first time in ten years. The...

How to bolster your farm’s business resilience

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Developing small and emerging farmers is crucial for national food security and a stronger agriculture sector. In South Africa, large-scale...

Palmer amarant: ‘n Groen monster bedreig SA landbou

Palmer amarant, 'n uitheemse onkruid wat groot skade kan veroorsaak, kom nou in Suid-Afrika voor. 'n Gids is nou beskikbaar om met die identifisering...

Tru-Cape: Die soet en suur van die kernvrugseisoen

FarmBiz Online het onlangs op uitnodiging van Tru-Cape in die Langkloof gekuier. Ons wou hoor hoe dit met die appel- en peerprodusente gaan en...

How ancient pollen can predict our future climate

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Ancient pollen grains found in sediment cores dating back thousands of years are helping scientists to shed light on...

Waterblommetjiebedryf tel weer kop op ná erge koue

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Die waterblommetjiebedryf in die Boland is vanjaar ʼn knou toegedien met temperature wat onder vriespunt gedaal het. Volgens Dirkie...

Disrupting the supply chain with better data analysis

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes According to the SAS Experience 2030 research, 65% of South African consumers have indicated that they will not be...

Die herstel van plantasies maak sin vir bye én die ekonomie

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Suid-Afrika se vrugtebedryf oorheers landbou-uitvoer. Sitrus, tafeldruiwe en vlesige vrugte soos appels en pere het in 2020 meer as...

ARU extends mountain research across Africa

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) of the University of the Free State (UFS), based in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, is...