An adequate zinc supply in maize plants maintains high pollen viability and a sufficient carbohydrate source

Zinc fertilisers are essential to boost cereal-crop yield

In Sub-Saharan Africa, soil health concerns are largely due to poor nutrient supply in the soil. Increasing population pressure on agricultural land has led...
The nutritional benefits of Pork - very good source of minerals

The nutritional benefits of Pork – very good source of minerals

Why we should be eating more pork – The nutritional benefits weigh in Pork, being the world’s most popular type of meat, has many beneficial...
Perlite is the new way to grow

Perlite is the new way to grow

Grolite® from Pratley is a unique, naturally occurring, perlite-based mineral that has become very popular as a horticultural growing medium. The main benefits include...
AGCO Africa sets a new benchmark in combine harvesters as it launches the Fendt IDEAL range

AGCO Africa sets a new benchmark in combine harvesters as it...

A new benchmark in combine harvesters has been introduced locally by AGCO Africa with the launch of the Fendt IDEAL range. Developed from the...
The lash of lockdown: a potato farmer’s story

The lash of lockdown: a potato farmer’s story

When the socio-economic devastation of COVID-19 struck South Africa, Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen pulled out all the stops to protect his work...
What will it take to ensure the local dairy industry is sustainable long-term?

What will it take to ensure the local dairy industry is...

Dairy farmers have long used benchmarking against various technical and financial measures to improve their productivity levels and remain competitive. In the 1990s the local...
Children play in a cabbage patch near their home in Modderspruit, near Rustenburg, South Africa. EFE-EPA/Halden Krog

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why...

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents...