May 7, 2018

Free State soil acidity levels worryingly high

Speaking to Farmer’s Weekly, Dr Pieter Haumann, CEO of FERTASA, said that all soils were prone to acidification if cultivated and fertilised. Deep water table soils and relatively sandy soils in the central to western region of the Free […]
March 12, 2018

The benefits of producing pulses outweigh the costs

Many SA farmers are unaware of the profitability and other benefits of pulses such as cowpea, groundnut and soya bean. As a result, these plants are neglected as crop alternatives, says Phonnie du Toit, chief research […]
March 2, 2018

Table grapes: speeding up production in new vines

Producers often face a Catch 22 when it comes to the establishment of new vineyards. New vines are essential for sustainable production, but establishment costs can run to between R350 000/ ha and R450 000/ ha, […]