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Drip irrigation on maize: Measure and manage for more

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes In Southern Africa, irrigating maize and its rotation crops with drip irrigation is not yet common practice. However, considering...

Drip irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Various factors impact the success of an irrigation system. To ensure system longevity and efficiency, two factors cannot be neglected: using quality products and...

The tale of Philip’s Tunnel

South Africa’s first irrigation system can be traced to the Eastern Cape or, to be more specific, the Gamtoos Valley, which is home to...

Open-field sprinkler irrigation: What you need to know

In Netafim South Africa’s previous article on www.agriorbit.com/2022, the focus was on micro-sprinkler irrigation and knowing when it is the right tool for the...

Tunnel irrigation: The key to success

A successful tunnel irrigation system must be designed to deliver the correct amount of water to crops in an agriculturally and technically sound way. In most...

Micro-sprinkler irrigation: What you need to know

Using water more efficiently has become increasingly important to the farming industry. Precision irrigation has stepped in as a hero in this plight. Precision...

Getting the most out of agricultural insurance

In recent years the strength of the rand combined with production surpluses, has put immense pressure on agricultural profits. This has resulted in many farmers cutting costs...