Colsen BV has developed a technology that overcomes the challenges of the high ammonia concentrations such that the value of poultry manure can be enhanced by creating renewable energy and fertilisers.
17 hours ago
Distell has launched Libertas Vineyards and Estates - a new stand-alone company with ownership of all the premium wine brands. Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash says the move is a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.
1 day ago
The year 2019 will be a challenging one for South African beef cattle farmers. One challenge that became apparent by the end of 2018 was environmental related, as grain and oilseed producing areas of the country experienced dryness which led to delays in plantings, and thus leading to an increase in agricultural commodity prices, particularly maize.
Wandile Sihlobo 1 day ago
Leon de Beer, general manager of the National Woolgrowers Association (NWGA), has shared information on the impact of the current FMD outbreak in Limpopo, meeting with the state veterinarian.
1 day ago
East Africa could soon be facing the threat of a citrus fruit sap-sucking pest with the potential to collapse its regional fruit industry, a scientist says.
Nelson Mandela Ogema 2 days ago
The Future Farmers Foundation, founded in 2006 by Judy Stuart, has made a tremendous impact on the lives of aspiring young farmers.
The foundation is to extend its influence by opening a second office in Paarl in the Western Cape. The current office in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, has been the base from which the foundation has provided a service to young people country-wide. "It is often difficult to work over long distances and we've wanted to expand for quite a while now," says Stuart. The challenge was to find the right place and the right people.
2 days ago
The agriculture sector survived a year of rising uncertainty in 2018, but with the national election and the threat of drought looming, 2019 will be every bit as challenging. According to leaders in the sector, farmers will have to be resilient and partner with the right role players to face the trials that await.
2 days ago
Agri-Expo has invited all dairy producers to enter the 2019 South African dairy championships, the biggest, oldest and most prestigious dairy event in the country. The championships have been hosted by Agri Expo since 1834 to promote excellence in the dairy industry. The Qualité mark is recognised as the only mark of quality for dairy products in SA. Any producer with products available in public trade may enter.
11 Jan 2019
The caterpillars of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive moth, can potentially feed on over 350 different species of plants. In the Americas it's known as a serious pest. It destroys crops of maize, rice, sorghum, sugar cane, peanuts, soybean and non-food crops such as cotton. In maize, fall armyworm feeds on the developing leaves and then the grains, damaging the plant and reducing yield
Melanie Bateman 11 Jan 2019
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations' (FAO) latest food price index has revealed global food prices holding stable in December 2018, with rising international cereal prices offsetting declining sugar and dairy quotations. The index averaged at 161.7 points in December, compared to a revised level of 161.6 points in the previous month.
10 Jan 2019
There's widespread concern about the global decline of honey bees and the associated loss of pollination services.
Tlou Masehela 10 Jan 2019
Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement.
10 Jan 2019