ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

Army worm eats through profits

2017-02-19 07:23

South African maize farmers face lower profits in the coming season as they have to spend thousands more on pesticides to fight an army worm invasion.

Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

2017-02-13 17:22

A combination of armyworms native to Africa and those normally found in the Americas are ravaging crops in sub-Saharan Africa, writes Kenneth Wilson.

SONA: Zuma's R2.5bn for drought aid questioned

2017-02-10 17:14

Agri SA questions the amount of R2.5bn mentioned by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address as having been allocated towards drought aid.

Armyworm invading SA is a major threat to global agriculture

2017-02-07 07:46

The fall armyworms that have ravaged maize fields from Ghana to South Africa since arriving on the continent last year could spread to Asia and the Mediterranean, a research body says.

Kenilworth Race Course could become quarantine station

2017-02-06 16:08

Currently horses exported from the Western Cape are required to serve a three month quarantine period in Mauritius before going on to their final destination.

Normal table grape crop expected

2017-02-03 17:56

This year's harvest of table grapes does not show a huge increase, but rather reflects a return to normal berry and bunch development.

BEE initiative for stud farm grooms

2017-02-01 20:39

The thoroughbred breeding community is helping farm worker upliftment with a BEE initiative that helps grooms to progress towards their own enterprises.

Land reform key for SA’s economic transformation - ANC

2017-01-31 05:31

Land reform is still very much on the ANC’s agenda and it is equally important for economic growth, says an economist.

Record revenue at 2017 Cape Yearling Sale

2017-01-26 17:35

The 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre recently, earned record revenue.

SA farmer wants local Witlof available throughout the year

2017-01-26 16:53

Despite it being a difficult vegetable to grow, a Western Cape farmer is aiming to have locally produced Witlof (chicory leaf) available in SA throughout the year.

 

Armyworm invasion must be declared a national disaster, says DA

2017-02-14 22:40

The invasion of the False Armyworm should be declared a national disaster so that emergency funds can be made available to affected provinces before it reaches “catastrophic levels” the DA said.

Zokwana, FAO to visit farms hit by False Armyworm

2017-02-13 06:09

The Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana will visit farms in Limpopo with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in an effort to bring the False Armyworm plague under control.

Agriculture dept to blame for slow False Armyworm response - DA

2017-02-07 19:07

“Gross negligence” by the agriculture department led to the late registration of False Armyworm vaccines, the DA claims.

Armyworm threatening world farming

2017-02-06 22:31

A crop-destroying caterpillar native to the Americas is "spreading rapidly" in Africa and threatens farming worldwide, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International has warned.

Fall armyworm identified in South African crops

2017-02-03 18:25

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed that fall armyworm has been identified in samples collected in Limpopo.

Armyworm attack on SA farms will be ‘disastrous’ - govt

2017-02-02 08:40

SA maize farms are suffering “extensive” damage from what appears to be an alien caterpillar that destroyed fields in other countries in the region, government says.

W Cape horse movement restrictions come into effect

2017-02-01 18:13

The annual ban on the direct movement of horses into the Western Cape’s African Horse Sickness controlled area zones has come into effect.

Revenues doused by fires

2017-01-29 06:01

The spate of fires in the Western Cape has devastated agriculture in the province, resulting in insurance companies facing claims.

Tru-Cape cherry season delivers high value returns

2017-01-26 17:18

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest provider of SA apples and pears, is now in its third year of delivering cherries to local and export customers.

SA wine makers hit from all fronts

2017-01-22 15:14

Heat, drought, black frost, wind and a decline in area under vines have wreaked havoc for wine producers and viticulturists.

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