Farm TV: From dairy farms and potatoes, to silage, aphids, grain, and the LRF Stockman School

This week Plaas TV brought viewers more interesting content, and this is #flashbackfriday. Below is a recap of the week’s episodes:

  • Lactimar-melkplase in die Tsitsikamma-omgewing het platinumstatus op hul melkstalle wat meer as voldoen aan die standaarde wat tans deur dié bedryf gestel word. Dis dalk een van die redes waarom Dian Landman, eienaar en bestuurder van Lactimar, onlangs as Agri Oos-Kaap se Jongboer aangewys is. Kom ons vind uit wat sy suksesresep is.
  • Aartappels SA bring kykers op hoogte van die huidige marktendense asook die prestasie van plaaslike aartappelproduksie.
  • Pannar has been a proud sponsor of the Santam Landbou silage competition for the past few years. Grant Pringle, lead agronomist at Pannar, eloborates on the art of selecting the best silage hybrid.
  • A virulent Russian wheat aphid in South Africa, biotype-5 (RWASA5 or Diuraphis noxia) is a crop pest that causes yield losses to wheat and barley. It is not only a threat to farmers, but also poses a potential danger to South Africa’s food security and the economy. Dr Lintle Mohase elaborates on the biochemistry approaches in combating the effects of RWA on plant health.
  • Christiaan Vercueil, ‘n ekonoom van Graan SA, kuier vandag in die Plaas TV-ateljee om uit te brei oor wat die bedryf vir die opkomende somerplantseisoen verwag, veral in terme van insetprysveranderinge.
  • Dr John Purchase, former CEO of Agbiz, sheds some light on the aim and current role of the Maize and Wheat Forums.
  • The Lifestock Registering Federation’s 15th Stockman School recently took place at Aldam near Ventersburg in the Free State. The theme for this year was “Profit drivers in bull selection”. Plaas Media was the main media partner for this event. Watch these interesting interviews for feedback on this event.

Farm TV is proudly brought to you by Elanco South Africa and Jonsson Workwear.

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Plaas TV/Farm TV was launched in June 2020 and provides top quality and factually correct agricultural news and content. Click on the link above to view all Plaas TV’s content of the past two years. From agricultural shows to the history of Pinotage wine, Plaas TV covers all corners of the agricultural sector.

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