WATER

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients.

Water sprinkler
Soil

SOIL

Is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. It has four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of Earth's atmosphere; it is a habitat for organisms; all of which, in turn, modify the soil.

Soil
Sheep

LIVESTOCK

are animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labour and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool.

Livestock cattle
Crops harvest

CROPS

are plants grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence.

Crops apples
Business

MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

A dynamic accounting and financial services firm offering a wide range of tailor-made services. Helping clients reach their financial goals with passion and integrity

BVSA
Farmhouse

LIFESTYLE

It is the integrated way of life associated with agriculture. Including food, wine, tourism and eduction

Food wine

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AgriAbout is a content driven online publication addressing the diverse opportunities and challenges of agriculture in the 21st century. It is a source of information on the people, ideas and technologies changing the world of agriculture. Experts contribute a variety of fresh, innovative articles on the latest research and development towards sustainable farming trends and practices. Apart from hosting current issues of AgriAbout, the website features all articles in easy-to-use categories namely: Water, Soil Livestock, Crops, Business and Lifestyle.

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Eucalyptus trees

A fresh approach to managing invasive trees

December 16, 2019

For thousands of years, trees and humans have maintained an intimate connection. It’s therefore not surprising that many tree species were moved around the world, following the footprints of human civilisation. Globally, however, more tree species are becoming invasive, with detrimental ecological and socio-economic impacts. Understanding their invasion history and…

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Fruit fly

Entomologists keep fruit flies at bay

December 16, 2019

Collection of data on fruit flies in South Africa will help improve pest management in Europe and contribute to development of technology such as sensors with which to detect infected fruit. Insect experts from the Stellenbosch University Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology are part of a large-scale research project…

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Cow selection affects live weight and milk yield

December 16, 2019

Genetic progress in dairy herds is affected by sire selection. However, despite careful selection procedures, female progeny of selected sires produce at higher, similar or lower production levels than their mothers. This is because of the random combination of genes and the varying effect of environmental factors on the production…

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jet streams

Jet stream changes may hit global breadbaskets

December 16, 2019

Patterns in the winds of the jet stream that circles the Earth can bring simultaneous heatwaves to breadbasket regions which provide up to a quarter of global crops, scientists have found. Extreme weather on this scale can significantly harm food production, making prices soar and fuelling social unrest. Western North…

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Climate outlook for 2020

Climate outlook for 2020

December 16, 2019

The variable and changing climate Climate conditions were in general unfavourable for agricultural production in the recent past seasons. Severe drought over most of South Africa and especially the central, western, south western and south eastern parts of the country already persists since about 2012. In areas where higher rainfall…

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