Is it possible to improve crop productivity

A systems approach and specialist support could be the answer Globally, crop production sustains humans and animals alike, and it is pivotal to human survival. By nature, the two main focal points of the crop production system are productivity and profitability. All inputs into the crop production system have one or both of these two…

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The Benefits of Berries and Agro-Processing Part 3

Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat and is considered as top sources of potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and K, fibre, prebiotics carbohydrates, anthocyanins, disease-fighting nutrients, and minerals. They may also assist in reducing the risk of many age-related conditions. Frozen berries have the same health benefits as the fresh product. In the third article…

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Ensete Plant

Enset (Ensete ventricosum) is a large perennial monocarpic herbaceous plant, similar in form and appearance to banana (Musa spp). Referred to as wildepiesang in Afrikaans, motholo in Sepedi and mulala in Tshivenda, enset consist of a pseudostem of overlapping sheaths, large paddle-shaped leaves and produces a massive pendulous inflorescence with banana-like fruits which are inedible.…

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South Africa’s winter rainfall zone and its future outlook

September typically marks the end of South Africa’s winter rainfall season, which generally starts in April and is uniquely experienced across the country’s southwestern Cape and western coast, a region referred to as the winter rainfall zone. Much of this winter period rainfall is produced by cold front arms of mid-latitude cyclones deriving moisture from…

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