Archive: 15/06/2017

 

Aljazeera documentary/ dokumentêr

Here is an Aljazeera documentry looking at the current drought situation in the Western Cape, the agriculture sector and how Fruitlook and research in plant resilience plays a role.   Hier is 'n Aljazeera dokumentêr... Read more about 'Aljazeera documentary/ dokumentêr '...


Citrus farmers face R600m loss

Sundays River Valley citrus farmers are set to lose up to R600m as half of their navel production has been lost due to abnormal weather patterns. Initial reports from farmers indicated that 40%... Read more about 'Citrus farmers face R600m loss'...


Sunshine power for Graham Beck Wines

At the end of 2016 Graham Beck installed 1200 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Madeba Estate in Robertson. The high solar irradiation experienced in the region together with the correct positioning of... Read more about 'Sunshine power for Graham Beck Wines'...


BNI trait could improve nitrogen-efficiency of crops

A new report describes certain plants that possess a trait known as biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). The trait allows the plants to suppress the loss of nitrogen (N) from the soil and improve... Read more about 'BNI trait could improve nitrogen-efficiency of crops'...


Western Cape drought holds serious implications for deciduous fruit industry

The current drought, as well as the predicted long-term drying trends in the Western Cape, has serious implications for the farming of deciduous fruit says HORTGRO. According to HORTGRO's Executive Director, Anton Rabe, the... Read more about 'Western Cape drought holds serious implications for deciduous fruit industry'...


Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why

Chad has been identified as the most vulnerable country to climate change in a study involving 186 countries. Over the past 50 years, 90% of Lake Chad has disappeared due to droughts and... Read more about 'Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why'...


$300m term loan facility to boost agriculture in South Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and the Land Bank has signed a $300 million Term loan facility, which secures long-term USD funding for Land Bank at competitive terms. This will assist in reduced overall cost of... Read more about '$300m term loan facility to boost agriculture in South Africa'...