Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15041, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15041, 2015
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 13 –25 (2015)More Less
Mohair market recovers
Stronger rand sees wool trading slightly lower
The Tsitsikamma Rainforest
Controversy over black Boerboel
ANC officially now wants farm workers to own shares in farms
Government intends safety net for farmers by 2016
TAU SA and IRR tour on land issues
Southern Africa urged to invest in irrigation schemes
Entries open for vintage engine restoration challenge
Agriculture overview: Farming in Gabon
Dry spell in Australia a major risk for wheat production
Hunger looms in Malawi after floods and drought
Namibia rangelands' condition at an all-time low
New economic opportunities for Namibian livestock producers
Challenging year for Namibian commercial agriculture
Waterberg Plateau Park buffalo 'a threat to local livestock farmers'
Dehorning iSimangaliso's rhinos is deterring poachers
South Africa's lion industry in need of a cleanup
World Egg Day highlights need for better production practices
KZN community branches into commercial forestry
SA cotton production increases 113%
Cape Flats farmers struggle with ongoing theft
Namibia's farmers honoured at congresses
KZN communal estates seek to ensure food security
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 26 –27 (2015)More Less
Epididymitis is caused by bacteria that occur in sheep flocks throughout South Africa. It may result in rams producing deformed spermatozoa, reducing their breeding value. The bacteria are transmitted to the epididymus (bybal in Afrikaans), a flat organ attached to the side of the testes. This comprises a tube system in which spermatozoa mature after being produced in the testes.
Author Peter O'HalloranSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 36 –37 (2015)More Less
If the South African food industry wishes to compete successfully on a global scale, a viable and workable traceability system must be introduced and adopted, says Anné Calitz, research assistant at the University of the Free State's Department of Agricultural Economics. She recently attended the US Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting and conference in Chicago in the US and completed a course on traceability.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 38 –40 (2015)More Less
The eastern maize production areas of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the eastern Free State need to be planted by mid-November. It is now mid-October, and if these maize- and soya bean-growing areas do not receive widespread and sufficient rainfall by the end of October, prices will increasingly be affected. Domestic prices can be expected to remain high until forecasts of good rain throughout the production region are received.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 42 –45 (2015)More Less
Author Luyolo MkentaneSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 48 –49 (2015)More Less
Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 50 –52 (2015)More Less
Managing pests is an integral part of the crop production needed to feed the world. However, care should be taken to prevent pesticide use from killing valuable soil life and the environment. Dr Johann Brits, group leader: insecticides with Villa Crop Protection, explains how.
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Mike CordesSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 58 –61 (2015)More Less