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.

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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

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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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A quick look at crown rust of oats

A quick look at crown rust of oats

July 28, 2021

Crown rust of oats is the most common leaf disease of oats in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is caused by a fungus named Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae and can cause major damage in susceptible cultivars. Although the word “crown” is referred to in the name, which may…

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Win a Case of Nuy Winery’s Koffiepit Pinotage

July 28, 2021

In December 2015, a new wine and food destination opened slightly off the beaten track in the picturesque Nuy Valley … and soon became an iconic landmark on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson. Today, Nuy Winery’s Nuy on the hill tasting room and restaurant is firmly established as a…

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Is Climate Change a Reality?

Is Climate Change a Reality?

July 28, 2021

The Mangaung Metro Municipality experience Whether or not climate change is a reality is a dilemma faced by many within the farming community and poses different questions. For example, why have the onset date and duration of seasonal rainfall changed? Why are we noticing the intensification of prolonged dry spells…

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Solar Steam Distillation Technology in SA’s Indigenous Oils Extraction

Solar Steam Distillation Technology in Oils Extraction

July 28, 2021

Wild exotic oils play an important role in the societies in Africa and globally, from a flavour, fragrance, and aromatherapy perspective. South Africa, a country with a strong history of traditional healing, hosts a variety of more than 30,000 plant species which account for almost 10% of the world’s higher…

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Solar-powered irrigation systems

Solar-powered irrigation systems

July 28, 2021

Solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) are increasingly in demand as they can provide a cost-effective and “clean” solution to increase agricultural productivity. Access to water for irrigation is key to farmers, particularly to sustain their livelihoods and food security. However, operating irrigation systems efficiently often calls for the adoption of local…

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