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NAMPO Cape App: for an exceptional experience

Nampo Cape App

The Overberg is bustling with activity as we are getting closer to NAMPO CAPE 2019, taking place from 4 – 6 September at Bredasdorp Park in Bredasdorp and everybody is talking about the exciting, new NAMPO Cape App As a valuable extension to the NAMPO Cape 2019 event, AgriAbout in partnership with the BVSA group…

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Soil Preparation book for grapevine industries just launched!

Soil preparation book

A brand new book was just released for the wine and table grape industries. SOIL PREPARATION for sustainable wine and table grape production, by Johan van Zyl and Eduard Hoffman, covers knowledge gleaned from research and practical experience that accumulated in South Africa over the past 100 years. The project was a joint venture between…

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Nampo Cape 2019 “Winds of Prosperity”

Nampo Cape 2019

Following the success of the first Nampo Cape in 2018, the Cape’s farming sector and partners will once again descend on Bredasdorp Park on 4-6 September 2019. This trade show allows producers to connect with others involved in the agriculture sector. Under the 2019 theme, “Winds of Prosperity” the organizers are eager to share the…

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A tiny beetle poses a huge threat to trees in South Africa

Tiny beetle poses huge threat

This article requires an active response after reading it. Please follow the action steps listed at the end. A minute exotic beetle that carries disease-causing fungi is threatening tree life in South Africa. This beetle bores holes into mostly the trunks of healthy, living trees where it cultivates a fungal garden to feed on. The…

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Genetic catalogue of the insect pests found on olives

Olive branch

A genetic catalogue of the insect pests found on wild and cultivated olive tree species in South Africa is being compiled by a small team of geneticists in the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their South African and overseas collaborators. The team has completed their efforts on olive flies and wasps, and…

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ARC’s Cheeky® pear turns 10

Cheeky pear

The Agricultural Research Council celebrated 10 years of the Cheeky® pear this May. Cheeky®, a mid-season beautiful red blushed pear variety, is the brightest star to come out of the ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij pear breeding programme in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Cheeky® acts as bridge between the season-opening blushed pears like ‘Rosemarie’, ‘Flamingo’ and ‘Celina’ and the…

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Reënvalvooruitsigte vir 2019/20


Alhoewel bo-gemiddelde reën teen die einde van die 2018/19-somerseisoen oor die sentrale tot oostelike dele van die land voorgekom het, duur die droogte intens voort oor die westelike en suidwestelike dele van die land asook gedeeltes van die Oos Kaap en selfs kolle in Limpopo. Groot gedeeltes van die Somerreënvalgebied is alreeds sedert 2012 in…

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Company’s Garden reclaims a piece of its history

Company’s Garden reclaims a piece of its history

The return of the first apple tree planted in the iconic Company’s Garden in the late 1650s is a remarkable story, made possible through a partnership between Tru-Cape, Hortgro and the Cape Heritage Fund. More than a decade ago, Tru-Cape Quality Assurance Manager, Henk Griessel and his colleague, Buks Nel who is the company’s New…

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Agri Wes-Kaap stel nuwe HUB aan

Jannie Strydom

Agri Wes-Kaap het sy nuwe Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, mnr Jannie Strydom, op 1 Maart 2019 verwelkom. Mnr Strydom, wat ‘n Meestersgraad in Landbou-ekonomie aan die Universiteit van Pretoria behaal het, neem die leisels oor by mnr Carl Opperman, wat na 20 jaar as HUB van Agri Wes-Kaap afgetree het. Mnr Strydom het omvattende ervaring as…

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Workshop paves way to appoint manager for predation

Predation management forum

The Predation Management Forum (PMF) held a workshop on 21 February at NMU to develop a framework that will give direction to research and training / extension, which will be practical for all to support and actively engage and participate in. The event was well attended by tertiary institutions, predation specialists, national departments of government…

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