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    Climate and agricultural conditions July 2021

    Article supplied by: Johan van den Berg, Independent Agricultural Meteorologist (M.Sc Agric, Agricultural Meteorology, UFS) Important Issues: Favourable winter rainfall conditions are expected to continue for the Winter Rainfall Area for most of August but drier conditions in September.   A La Nina event from about September/October is more likely to develop than initially anticipated. […] More

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    Klimaat en Landboutoestande Julie 2021

    Artikel voorsien deur: Johan van den Berg, Onafhanklike Landbouweerkundige (M.Sc Agric, Landbouweerkunde, UFS) Belangrike inligting Gunstige reënvaltoestande word steeds verwag vir die Winterreënvalgebied gedurende Augustus maar moontlikheid van minder reën vanaf September.   Die ontwikkeling van ‘n volgende La Nina-verskynsel begin ‘n groter waarskynlikheid word as wat aanvanklike voorspellings aangedui het. Gunstige Indiese Oseaan toestande […] More

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    Standard Bank provides relief to Business and Agriculture Insurance clients

    Standard Insurance Limited will be reducing its insurance premiums to its small business and agriculture customers by 30%. This applies to premiums for the next 3 months starting in August 2021 and is aimed at helping to reduce some of the impacts of recent lockdown restrictions as well as the recent unrest in Gauteng and […] More

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    AGRI Wes-Kaap verwelkom die Nasionale Droogterampverklaring

    21 Julie 2021 Agri Wes-Kaap verwelkom die nasionale droogterampverklaring, soos uitgereik deur die Nasionale Rampbestuur Sentrum. Ingevolge artikel 23(1)(b) van die Rampbestuur Wet van 2002, is die droogte wat tans steeds in dele van die Wes-Kaap, Noord-Kaap en Oos-Kaap heers as ‘n nasionale ramp verklaar. Hierdie verklaring volg op verskeie aanbevelings en inligting wat deur […] More

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    Afrivet tackles Neurocysticercosis (NCC) in the Upper Gxulu Village, Keiskammahoek

    Members of the Afrivet One Health team spent a week in the beautiful Eastern Cape Province, rolling out a pilot vaccination campaign in the rural pig population of Upper Gxulu village. The vaccination project is a world-first in South Africa through Afrivet’s caring for the community that it serves and its focus on One Health. […] More

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    How to Safeguard Operational Reliability of Lubricants for Machinery and Heavy Vehicles during Winter

    by FUCHS Lubricants Winter is here and cold weather has set in. No matter the temperature, vehicles and machines have to work friction-free and at full capacity. To remain fully operational during cold periods, there are various elements to consider.  The typical example is forestry, mining, agriculture and construction machinery, which have to deliver all […] More

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    Introducing The Beast: The Biggest Tractor from John Deere

    The All-New 9R-Series Tractor now with more Power, Better Technology & Improved Comfort. There is a new player in town. Designed to maximise time in the field while optimising yield, the new 9R-Series is the latest contender for the largest, strongest and most technologically advanced John Deere Tractor on the market in Africa and the […] More

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    SAB turns brewery waste into spinach for the sake of local communities

    SAB, in collaboration with its partners, WWF South Africa and The Nature Resource Management Programme, has released approximately 2.5 billion litres of water into rivers and basins over the past 6 months through watershed investment. Today, SAB is proud to launch a one-of-its-kind initiative, Project Popeye. Just like the cartoon, hero and sailor man, Popeye […] More

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    Media helping to shape future of food systems

    “The only way to change Africa’s future is by making sustainable food systems a priority,” says Prof. Lindiwe Sibanda ahead of her keynote address at the historic first independent dialogue on media engagement in the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Sibanda is the director and chairperson of the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food […] More

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    Rotary tillers are simple but effective: Part 1

    The self-propelled, walk-behind garden model This month we start a new series on a very popular implement. A rotary tiller should be regarded as an alternative soil cultivation implement that can function in cooperation with other implements, for example tine implements. Some of the rotary tillers are self-propelled and some are tractor driven. Interest in […] More

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    The operation and application of medium and big square balers Part 1: Bale sizes, designs and component functions

    by GJ Stoltz (Reg Eng Tech) This month we start with our series on balers with an in-depth look at square balers and their benefits for feed production. Stationary balers were well-designed and popular with farmers many years ago. By the 1930s, a few companies had converted stationary balers into mobile square balers by adding […] More

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