September 30, 2019

Biologists untangle growth and defense in maize

Read the original article on AgTag. In order to meet the demands of growing human populations, agricultural production must double within the next 30 years. Yet the health of today’s crops and the promise of their […]
September 16, 2019

Rainfall outlook spells good news for crop production

This has not been a good year for southern Africa’s agricultural economy. The drought that started in October 2018 in some countries in the region and continued into 2019 has led to a double-digit decline in […]
May 13, 2019

SA agriculture sector coping with challenges

South Africa’s agricultural sector remains resilient, but needs to learn how to cope with challenges such as drought and policy uncertainty, First National Bank (FNB) senior agricultural economist Paul Makube said on Monday. “However, the industry […]
March 29, 2019

What we can expect from the latest crop estimate

As expected, the latest Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) production estimate report showed an upward revision to the February estimate for maize to 10.56 million tonnes. This follows good rains since early January that stimulated farmers to […]