Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand vir Oktober is Nollie Stofberg van Swartwalle, Houmoed en Platdrif in die Rawsonville omgewing. Nollie het in 1977 aan die Hoërskool Goudini gematrikuleer en na sy twee jaar diensplig by 1 Valskermbataljon, het hy sy Landbou Diploma in Wingerdbou en Veeteelt aan Elsenburg Landbou Kollege in 1981 voltooi. Nollie vertel,…

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Education is key to improving the African agribusiness

The South African agribusiness pool is filled with ample opportunities. Despite the various challenges facing the regional sectors, there seems to be a silver-lining for farmers who are directly investing in their own personal development as business leaders. Eastern Cape farmer and co-founder of CI Project Agricultural Co-operative (CIPACO) Andisiwe Mpumlwana is one such business…

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Water quality monitoring for aquaculture

Aquaculture is increasingly considered as an integral component in the search for global world food security and economic development. The monitoring of farming processes can optimize the use of resources and improve its sustainability and profitability. The automation of aquaculture production systems will allow the industry to improve environmental control, reduce catastrophic losses, reduce production…

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Micro-irrigation

Micro irrigation is considered as one of the most efficient irrigation systems, but it should be management and maintained properly to keep it to perform at its best to enhance crop growth and water productivity. The concept of micro irrigation originated during the initial “discovery” and development of drippers and drip irrigation in Israel. However,…

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The Internet of Things

A Simple Explanation “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”- An unnecessarily technical explanation of IoT You are most probably reading…

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Meester Suiwelboer 2020

Die jaarlikse Landbou Navorsingsraad (LNR) se Nasionale Meester Suiwelboer toekenningsgeleentheid is op Woensdag 21 Oktober 2020 as ‘n virtuele geleentheid aangebied deur Agri-Expo, namens die Nasionale Melkaantekening- en Verbeteringskema van die LNR. Die gesogte kompetisie vier Suid-Afrika se beste kommersiële en kleinskaal presteerders in die bedryf en word deur verskeie sleutelrolspelers as ‘n hoogtepunt op…

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Landbouvooruitsigte

Ryp en lae temperature het steeds voortgeduur oor groot dele van Suid-Afrika gedurende September. Matige tot redelike strawwe ryp het gedurende die laaste week van September voorgekom en skades veroorsaak aan druiwe, vrugte- en neutbome, aartappels en vroeë aanplantings van winterkoring. Die voorkoms van ryp in die laaste deel van September is later as wat…

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