Boer van die Maand: Martli Slabber

Die Boer van die Maand reeks fokus op gewone mense, hul boerderyondernemings, leefstyl en hul unieke uitdagings. Ons kyk ook na die groter gemeenskap en streek wat hul verteenwoordig asook die verskeidenheid in landboupraktyke in Suid-Afrika. Ons boer van die maand vir November is Martli Slabber van Hexrivier Sitrus in die Citrusdal-vallei. Hexrivier plaas, en…

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Fall Armyworm and its Allies

Integrated pest management remains key in ensuring the tools that are developed for farmers to combat pests and diseases, remain relevant for as long as possible. Moth pests Moths belong to the Lepidoptera order of insects, many of which are major crop pests around the world. Stalk borer, African armyworm, chilo stalk borer, false armyworm,…

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Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, in partnership with VITO, a not-for profit research and technology organization in Belgium, along with other partners jointly organised the 4th Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community conference (G-STIC 2020). G-STIC is a growing action- and impact-oriented expert community. It aims at accelerating the transition to a…

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The essence of dairy farming is the ongoing process of cows calving down once every year. Cows must calve down to start a new lactation period to produce milk. Cows are dried off about 50-60 days before the next expected calving date. Herd milk income increases when calving intervals (CI) of cows range between 12-13…

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