Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15037, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15037, 2015
Author Denene ErasmusSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
The agriculture department is insulting the many hardworking, successful and deserving female farmers in South Africa by saying that Hlengiwe Hlophe is the best commercial female farmer we have. This year, she has been awarded more than R500 000 in prize money, after first being named the top commercial female farmer in KwaZulu-Natal and later winning the national title in this category in the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries' (DAFF) Female EntrepreneurAwards.
Author Annelie ColemanSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is reviewing its 2011 Rural Safety Strategy in a series of stakeholder workshops held around the country. Brigadier Judith le Roux, section head of proactive policing and crime reduction, explained why a review was necessary at the recent 2015 Agri North West congress held in Lichtenburg, North West.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 13 –26 (2015)More Less
Good demand from China for SA wool
More investment needed for African agri sector - World Bank
Invaluable maize stover
Swartland farmers desperate for rain
Free-range not always best, say experts
NWGA to use social media to combat stock theft
Capespan's managing director resigns
DAFF female entrepreneur winner under investigation
Criteria for DAFF commercial female entrepreneur award under scrutiny
Farm worker alleges victimisation and poor conditions for animals
Need for biosecurity in spent hen industry
Merial introduces new effervescent tablet vaccine
Agriculture overview: Farming in Texas
Angola to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture
US strawberry growers out of options to treat fungal diseases
Western Cape government strengthens ties with SU
Annual Aldam Stockman's School in Ventersburg
Santa Gertrudis bull sets new SA record
Zimbawe beef processing company under siege
Betters ways of dealing with disasters needed
Don't be an easy target for criminals - Kwanalu
Future Farmer programme unlocks government funding
Land claims will take 1 000 years to finalise - TAU SA
Inflation-coupled wage increases should be implemented - agri sector
Kwanalu annual congress held in Pietermaritzburg
Knowing the value of forests
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Author Koos CoetzeeSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 36 –38 (2015)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 40 –41 (2015)More Less
The big grocery retailers in the UK underwent considerable growth between 1990 and 2010. In more recent years, this trend has reversed, with most of these supermarkets experiencing a slump in sales. Justin King, former CEO of Sainsbury's UK, explains the shift in consumer behaviour driving this phenomenon, and the implications for the rest of the retail world.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 44 –46 (2015)More Less
The global oilseeds complex recorded lower prices during the past week than those for August, with the rand serving as a hedge for local commodities. Rapeseed oil and palm kernel oil showed increases of 1,5% and 7,6% respectively. Sunflower seed prices, both on the Rotterdam commodities market and of Black Sea origin, traded flat. On the JSE, the soya bean price was between 4% to 5% higher and sunflower seed between 7% and 8% higher than August's average.
Author Keri HarveySource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 48 –51 (2015)More Less
Four years ago, Simply Bee was selling bottled honey from 240 hives. Today, the company manufactures more than 50 products from over 600 hives, selling them at 163 outlets across South Africa and exporting them to several countries. Yet every item is still handmade in Hopefield.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 52 –54 (2015)More Less
Author Wayne SouthwoodSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 56 –57 (2015)More Less
Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 58 –61 (2015)More Less
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Healthy 'living' soil can contain up to 15t/ha of bacteria, actinomycetes, protozoa, algae, fungi, nematodes, earthworms and arthropods. Each group, and each species within each group, has different functions, and scientists are still trying to understand these and the huge number of interactions that take place.