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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...

Joint ventures offer a reprieve for Zim producers

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes The Virginia East Block Farm in fertile Mazowe, 40km north of Harare, which has been unproductive for almost 20...

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...

Cannabis offers alternative solutions for Zimbabwean producers

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes During September this year, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The event was a shadow...

Growing potatoes in your own garden is easier than you think

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The greatest comfort comes from food that we grow ourselves. What could be more satisfying than harvesting fresh potatoes...

Don’t be put off: Growing beans this summer is easy

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes What is summer without beans? Don’t be put off if you are a new gardener because this is probably...

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...

Blossoming citrus industry welcomes the lemon

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Owing to worldwide economic instability and the reality of Covid-19, people’s taste for citrus fruit has increased notably, thanks...

Bestuur jou wingerd as ’n langtermynbelegging

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Goeie wingerdbestuur behels noukeurige monitering, die toepassing van beste praktyke op die régte tyd, en aanpassings soos nodig om...

Extra virgin olive oil: What exactly is it?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Thinking that “olive oil is just olive oil” would be like saying that “wine is just wine”. However, there...

Learning to grow a vegetable garden takes time

Growing vegetables is not always as easy as planting a few seeds and harvesting your crops a few weeks or months later. I get...

Young farmers find their footing in Zimbabwean agriculture

Young farmers are making waves in Zimbabwean agriculture. They are farming successfully in a sector viewed in some circles as dull, muddy, dusty and...

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...

Bt maize: How to prevent resistance

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The word ‘stewardship’ is heard a lot in the agricultural industry. This is because producers are inherently custodians of...

Mulching can be an absolute game-changer

The day you embrace the idea of continually adding mulch to your soil is the day you become an expert gardener. You will create...

An interdisciplinary approach to climate change

Given the changes in our climate, knowledge dissemination in the agricultural sector could lead to a change in agricultural practices with evident shifts in...

Nuwe bloed en positiewe verwikkelinge by Cape Wools

Cape Wools Suid-Afrika (Cape Wools) is ʼn dinamiese organisasie in die Suid-Afrikaanse wolbedryf, wat fokus op vooruitgang asook om ʼn positiewe verskil in die...

Groote Post: ʼn Storie in ʼn bottel

Plaas Media het onlangs saam met Landbouskrywers SA se !Xhariep-tak op die plaas Groote Post naby Darling gekuier. Die boerdery is goed gediversifiseer, met...

The how and why of organic gardening

The simplest definition of organic vegetable gardening is growing food without the use of chemicals. It is growing food more naturally. Organic gardening views...

SA poised to become big player in the saffron market

Plans are in place that could see South Africa becoming a significant player in the farming and export of saffron – by far the...

Elke druppeltjie tel in die Gamtoosvallei

Na goeie reënval en damme wat tot oorlopens toe vol is in baie dele van die land, het Plaas Media die Gamtoosvallei in die...

A new year brings new goals for your vegetable garden

The new year is here and it is time to get the vegetable garden you have always dreamed of. Make this year a more...

The value of marigolds in your vegetable garden

Have you ever considered growing flowers in your vegetable garden? Growing flowers, especially the marigold, in your vegetable garden will make it beautiful and...

Starting small: The secret to a healthy vegetable garden

Before you start growing your vegetable garden, you need to choose the right location and prepare the soil. In this regard, my advice to...

Match your vegetable garden to your time

You have probably been thinking about starting a vegetable garden and growing your favourite vegetables and herbs, but never quite got around to it....