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Brown locusts have survived a long drought in South Africa - here's how

Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there's sufficient rain...

By Frances Duncan 19 May 2021

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

13 May 2021

New forum launched for global soil health

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

By Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched

Twenty trainees have been chosen to help scale organic production in South Africa...

25 Jan 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 18 Jan 2021

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

By Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

Dust in the atmosphere is a sign of trouble in South Africa's maize fields

Soil loss in South Africa can have a negative impact on air quality and food security...

By Frank Eckardt 20 Oct 2020

Local soil preparation publication receives international award

Local publication Soil Preparation for Sustainable Wine and Table Grape Production (Soil Preparation), by Dr Johan van Zyl and Dr Eduard Hoffman, has won the Sustainable Vitiviniculture category at the 2020 International Organisation of Vine and Wine Awards...

By Lucinda Heyns 1 Oct 2020

Conservation agriculture can boost maize yields

Maize farmers who aim to practise no-tillage or conservation agriculture on their farms will benefit from considerably higher yields during dry seasons...

By Engela Duvenage 5 May 2020

Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar Extravaganza

This year's Pannar Extravaganza focused on plant health; a theme specifically selected to tie in with the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health 2020.

By Ursula Human 13 Mar 2020

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