26 Jul 2021

A good season for South Africa’s winter crops

BY WANDILE SIHLOBO | JUL 22, 2021 | AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION My recent analysis of South Africa’s agricultural production for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 production seasons has largely carried a positive tone. […]
15 Jul 2021

Youth must be equipped with skills says McCormick MD – World Youth Skills Day 15 July 2021

Society is constantly faced with new challenges and the past two years bears eyewitness to the fact. In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 […]
7 Jul 2021

Here is what’s behind the surge in global agricultural commodity prices

Wandile Sihlobo and Marlene Louw One of the lingering questions over the past few months is why global agricultural commodity prices continue to rise in the […]
1 Jul 2021

What’s behind South Africa’s rising food prices?

BY WANDILE SIHLOBO | JUN 30, 2021 | FOOD SECURITY | Rising food prices continue to dominate the headlines, domestically and globally. It is not unusual for one to see complaints about rising […]
22 Jun 2021

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE: NO-TILL AND PERFECT SEED PLACEMENTfree

Correct seed placement and depth are critical for successful no-till crop production. As is the case with conventional agriculture, farmers have to use specialised planting machinery […]

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