ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMING
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Watch: South Africa’s first crop-spraying drones can legally fly from today – saving farmers millions

The drone successfully applied chemicals at a rate of 30 litres per hour. In 1.5 hours it covered an approximate area of 6 hectares.

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Land Bank’s profits dip amid 'tough trade-offs'

2019-09-03 20:46

The Land Bank's profits dipped between 2018 and 2019 as the bank moved to reduce its exposure to risks in its loan book.

Tribunal greenlights merger of SA's biggest ostrich firms, but Ts and Cs apply

2019-08-15 10:05

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger between SA's largest ostrich processing companies – Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich.

China is starting to source its farm goods from other countries, and that's a bad sign for the US

2019-08-02 11:52

Brazil has become a major beneficiary of the US-China trade war, supplying the goods America isn't — and the trend looks set to continue.

Take a look: South Africa's first licensed crop-spraying drone takes flight - and it could change farming forever

2019-05-16 12:28

Drones can fly closer, spray more accurately and are more cost efficient than traditional applicators.

This season's wines will be better quality - owing to the damaging drought

2019-03-27 17:09

This year's grape harvest will be smaller than last year's because of the drought and October heatwave – but the quality of the wine is likely to be better.

Local citrus industry bears fruits of its labour with record exports

2019-03-24 20:24

CEO of the Citrus Growers Association Justin Chawick said in the statement that the rise in exports could bring job opportunities, more foreign exchange revenue and economic growth.

WATCH: Should we be concerned that 90% of our food options have disappeared?

2019-03-06 09:55

In just over 100 years our food varieties have decreased. What now?

Wandile Sihlobo: 2019 will have beef with SA's cattle farmers

2019-01-15 06:25

SA's beef producers will struggle to hang onto their hard-won export market this year.

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Here's why this is good news

2019-01-02 19:12

Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.

 

OPINION: How breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent poverty

2019-09-21 08:00

The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing, says Tomer Ventura.

Exporting rabbit meat could mean big bucks for small SA farmers. Here's advice on how to get started.

2019-08-19 12:13

With a startup investment of R35,000, fast-breeding rabbits could be a great way to get into farming, an economist says.

More than R30m budgeted for Minister Mthembu, Creecy's private offices

2019-08-06 11:42

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.

How the food you eat impacts global warming and climate change

2019-06-06 15:34

On a global, national and individual level, we need to do everything we can to reduce our environmental impact, and it starts with the food on our plates.

'Don't fear reform process', Ramaphosa tells farmers

2019-04-09 16:58

Farmers shouldn't see themselves as an island, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told wine farmers and businessmen at the Beyerskloof wine estate outside Stellenbosch.

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Watch: This futuristic vertical farm would farm fish, bugs and plants in the middle of the city

It does not have space for cows.

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Squirrels are damaging some maple syrup operations

2019-03-16 19:00

Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about.

SA farmers raise alarm on persistent drought threat, seek aid

2019-01-25 20:32

As little as 60% of available land was planted this season and those crops are being threatened by heat stress, according to lobby group Grain SA.

Zimbabwe's farmers urge cloud seeding as drought withers crops

2019-01-09 21:30

Farmers are urging authorities to undertake cloud seeding to ease an early-season drought that’s hurting crops and destroying cattle pastures.

The world's first no-kill eggs have gone on sale after scientists found a way to determine a chick's sex before it hatches

2018-12-29 14:22

German scientists have found a way to determine a chick's sex while it is still an embryo. This could help end the culling of billions of male chicks.

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