Wes-Kaap Jongoer 2021

Alexander Gibson: Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Landbou se Jongboer van die Jaar 2021 Die 32-jarige Alexander Gibson van Ceres in die Witzenberg Vallei is Woensdagaand 19 Mei tydens ‘n glansgeleentheid in die Paarl as die Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Landbou Jongboer van die Jaar aangewys. Hy sal die Wes-Kaap later vanjaar by die nasionale Agri SA Toyota…

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Die Mosterts

Ons kuier in die Junie uitgawe by die Mostert-familie van Dassenvaley Bpk van Philadelphia. Die boerdery word bedryf deur Tobie en Hanlie Mostert en hul twee seuns Nicol en Johan. Die Mostert-familie boer al sedert 1891 op die plaas. Tobie vertel, “My oupagrootjie, Klaas Mostert het in 1891 die plaas Dasvlei gekoop. Met die jare…

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Vines

By choosing the right cultivars and adapting their irrigation regimes in young vineyards, winegrowers may mitigate the expected effect of climate change in coming years. This is according to Dr Hanlé Theron, who recently obtained her doctorate in viticulture from Stellenbosch University. She studied under the supervision of Dr Kobus Hunter at the Agricultural Research…

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Farmer of the month

Our Farmer of the Month for the May 2020 edition is John Ford of Elmhurst and Charlgrove in the Port Alfred district. Elmhurst is situated 10 km West of Port Alfred on the Southwell gravel road, midway between Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape. Charlgrove is a further 10km West, situated inland…

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Bee pollination

There are numerous factors that influence the recommended pollination tariff which are bound to differ in terms of importance as well as relevance depending on the nature of the individual beekeeping businesses. However, the cost of pollination does not just include the costs of picking up beehives, loading them on a bakkie, driving to the…

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Ons kuier vandeesmaand by  die boer van die maand: Ernst Stofberg van Dwarsberg Plaas en Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway, Louwshoek, Rawsonville in die Wes-Kaap. Dwarsberg Plaas is in 1975 aangekoop deur Ernst se pa, Ernst Gabriel Stofberg. Die plaas het toe slegs ‘n paar droëland appelkoos en perske boorde gehad wat destyds gedroog is vir die…

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Agriculture

The President, in elaborating on his declaration of a state of disaster to curb the spread of COVID-19, identified agriculture as one of the essential sectors. This reaffirms the strategic value of this sector as it continues to feed the nation and maintain food security during the state of disaster. The safety of the sector…

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Pomegranates

Sometimes you must think outside the box to solve a problem. This is exactly what Dr Matia Mukama from the Postharvest Technology Research Laboratory at Stellenbosch University (SU) did when he designed new multi-layer ventilated cartons that could soon help increase pomegranate export volumes per unit container, reduce packaging material needs, lower energy costs for…

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Shade house

A Shade house is a structure enclosed by nets or any other woven material to allow required sunlight, moisture and air to pass through. It creates an appropriate micro-climate conducive to the plant growth. It is also referred to as shade net house or net house. What is shade cloth? Shade cloth was developed over…

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