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Climate indices for informed agricultural decision-making

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Livestock losses, reduced crop yields, pest and disease outbreaks, and farmworkers’ deaths associated with increased air temperatures as well...

Recent storms have no effect on rooibos production

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Despite the destruction that heavy rain and floods have caused to large parts of the Cederberg in recent weeks,...

Rainfall outlook and climate change: Be sure to plan ahead

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Many producers in the Kalahari and the Northern Cape have been hard hit by severe drought conditions over the...

How smallholders can mitigate climate-related hazards

Rainfed crop production remains the main source of food security and livelihoods for rural communities in South Africa, but presents the challenge of climate...

How to rehydrate the land and help stabilise the climate

In the article ‚ÄėThe hidden role of water on earth‚Äô featured in the January edition of Stockfarm, we discussed the crucial but often ignored...

Choosing an irrigation system

Selecting an irrigation system for a site is not always straightforward and may depend on many factors. Sites may be suited to several methods of irrigation and the final selection...