April 8, 2019
Pakhouse-no-till crop production

Switching to no-till? Restore degraded soil first!

The use of no-till conservation agriculture practices continues to grow rapidly around the world. The Argentina Association of Direct Seeding No-Till Producers, for example, states that more than 80% of that country’s crop farmers implement no-till […]
January 29, 2019

How protecting your crops is vital for your business success

Protecting your crops from disease, pests and weeds has to be done if you want to be able to keep your farm profitable. Deciding how to do this, however, will require that you carefully consider regulations, […]
July 31, 2018

Pursuing soil health precisely

Chris and Dewald Bothma of North West have converted from conventional maize production to a combination of precision and conservation agriculture methods. But the change did not come easily, and many lessons had to be learnt […]
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 […]