Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15045, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15045, 2015
Author Jeremy BryantSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 50 –52 (2015)More Less
Soil quality determines the quality of produce, the volume of water needed to produce it and ultimately the production cost. Restoring degraded soil takes time, but thereafter production costs plummet. Jay Ferreira spoke to organic nut farmer Jeremy Bryant to learn more.
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
No-till farmers have always known that leaving a layer of crop residue on the soil surface increases the humus content. But they have also found other benefits to the practice. There are several cases of no-till farmers experiencing fire on their lands and extinguishing it before it passed through the entire lands. The fires destroyed the mulch, and the difference in the following crop between the burnt and unburnt sections was significant, with the yield and plant health in the burnt section being significantly inferior.
Author Mike CordesSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
I suppose that being in the fresh produce business makes it inevitable that I classify markets according to their size - not unlike potatoes or certain fruit. When it comes to Extra Large, only one qualifies - Joburg Market. It's more than double the size of its nearest rival and operates in a world of its own.
Author Joe SpencerSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Kim DysonSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Contracted tendons can be acquired or congenital. In either case they require attention, and possibly intervention by a vet, says Kim Dyson.
'Contracted tendons' is a condition where a horse's leg stands unusually upright, normally at the fetlock or coronary band. When the condition is extreme, the horse or foal may not be able to stand comfortably. The condition can be either congenital or acquired.
Author David BasckinSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Say goodbye to 'spag bol', a fast-food travesty, and say hello to this excellent pasta dish. It's delicious, and the sauce is proudly South African.
Take note: this is not a quick dish. But then, what's the hurry? Begin by slitting the casing of the boerewors and removing the meat. Although some supermarkets sell a pure beef boerewors, this recipe demands the traditional pork/beef combo with an unambiguous coriander accent.
Author Greg MilesSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Sally ShielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 70 –72 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Modimolle is a town located near the southern edge of the Waterberg Massif in Limpopo. The ecosystem can be characterised as a dry deciduous forest or bushveld. Modimolle receives on average 505mm of rain per year, with most occurring during summer. This is an area of mixed farming, producing field crops such as maize, soya, wheat and groundnuts, as well as cattle. Most farm sales now result in cropping farms being converted into game or cattle ranches.