Archive: 19/07/2017

 

Research is crucial for agricultural growth – ARC

With Africa’s population explosion, and the ever-pressing need to accelerate food production, more research is needed to improve agricultural outputs. Research outcomes have been shown to have a significant impact on growth and development, according to Agriculture Research Council (ARC)... Read more about 'Research is crucial for agricultural growth – ARC'...


Desalination: necessary but not feasible?

Read two articles by Engineering News that takes a look at the barriers of desalination technology and why it could be necessary to mitigate SA's water problems. Desalination could be the answer, but... Read more about 'Desalination: necessary but not feasible?'...


Mine water management policy open for public comment

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the Draft Mine Water Management Policy for public comments for a period of 60 days, from 14 July to 14 September 2017. The gazette is available... Read more about 'Mine water management policy open for public comment'...


Wheat farmers urged to scout for fall armyworm

Grain SA has strongly advised local wheat farmers to be on the lookout for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) after unconfirmed reports were received of the pest being found in wheat production areas in... Read more about 'Wheat farmers urged to scout for fall armyworm'...


Drones reshaping aviation industry

According to PwC the global market for drones could be worth $127 billion with the largest opportunities seen in infrastructure followed by agriculture. Drone's have not only impacted on work done previously by... Read more about 'Drones reshaping aviation industry'...


Optimising storage and logistics for fresh produce

Food waste in fresh produce industry is influenced by a number of factors which ultimately comes down to airborne contaminates, microbial matter and ethylene. The new Bluezone™ technology is now used around the... Read more about 'Optimising storage and logistics for fresh produce'...


Smart technology revolutionises fruit farming

With the use of satellite data farmers no longer have to estimate how much water their crops need. Online applications such as Fruitlook can provide up to nine different types of information to... Read more about 'Smart technology revolutionises fruit farming'...