March 15, 2019

According to weather experts drier winter awaits Swartland farmers

The precipitation outlook for the Swartland region does not look favourable this winter, according to Overberg Agri weather forecaster, Giel Hugo. Speaking at the annual SKOG Pre-Plant Information day on Langgewens Research Farm near Moorreesburg, Hugo […]
January 15, 2019

Don’t underestimate agri contribution to SA economy

Sekhoto-Iga, who also heads up the youth wing of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa), participated in a live TV discussion on SABC2’s flagship show, Morning Live. “The negativity (around farming) really comes from the results […]
January 15, 2019

Maize crop forecast not as dire as it seems

Many factors influence the current forecasts for the South Africa maize crop and maize prices, and the current drought conditions, in especially North West and some parts of the Free State, should not be compared to […]
January 9, 2019

Above-average rainfall expected in late summer

The summer rainfall region can expect continued above-average rainfall during late summer, while below-average rainfall expected during early autumn. This was according to Cobus Olivier, a weather forecaster at the South African Weather Service. Olivier said […]