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Suid-Afrikaanse wingerdgronde en klimaat

Geskryf deur Dawid Saayman – Konsultant Grondspesialis, Distell, Stellenbosch 

Op versoek van WOSA, is hierdie artikel in Januarie 2013 vir die Belgiese kwartaallikse wyntydskrif, Tong-about wine, geskryf en in die No. 14/Winter 2012/20 13-uitgawe gepubliseer. Die artikel is deel van ‘n reeks oor die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf.

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Suid-Afrikaanse wingerdgronde en klimaat
Die tradisionele Suid-Afrikaanse wingerdbou-gebiede is […]

By |May 5th, 2014|Soil Types|0 Comments

Have it made in the shade

The use of hail and shade nets in the deciduous fruit industry.

Hail and shade nets have been used in agriculture for some time, however nets have recently been a hot topic. The use of nets is becoming more lucrative everyday with increased pressure for more and better quality fruit and increased risk for damage to […]

By |April 5th, 2014|Nets|0 Comments

Deur skade en skadu word ‘n mens wys

Die gebruik van hael- en skadunette in die kernvrugbedryf

Die gebruik van skadu- en haelnette in landbou is geensins nuwe tegnologie nie. Die gebruik van nette word egter al hoe meer aanloklik soos die waarde van kwaliteit vrugte asook die risiko van skade aan die vrugte toeneem. Op 28 Maart 2014 het die onafhanklike hortologiese studiegroep, […]

By |April 5th, 2014|Nets|0 Comments

How ready is the horticultural sector for zone management

From discussions with various role players in the horticultural sector it is evident that one of the major needs for the industry is to have clear proof that the inputs that we provide transforms into higher production of class A fruit.

Sure we are using orchard walks, record keeping of nutritional inputs, remote sensing etc, but […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Agriculture, Food and Security at the centre of African Union Summit

By: SEM Contributor on January 22, 2014.

“Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during the 22nd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place from 21st to 31st January 2014 at the […]

By |February 13th, 2014|Food Security|0 Comments

NDVI – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyze remote sensing measurements, typically but not necessarily from a space platform, and assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not.

By |January 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Precision Agriculture


Technology in farming is constantly evolving. Collecting accurate, reliable georeferenced (location in terms of GPS coordinates) data is essential to capitalise on technologies such as variable rate application of chemicals and fertiliser and aid in crop monitoring at a level once not imagined. Some current forms of collecting […]

By |January 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Japan: Aomori apples to get barcodes that show individual fruit’s history

Japan’s Aomori Prefecture produces almost all of the apples that are sent out-of-country for export. In a time when there is a clamor for safer food – especially from Japan – the Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers have found an ingenious way to use the Quick Response barcode system, better known as QR […]

By |December 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Soil Texture by feel

How to determine the soil texture by feeling it. Watch this handy video:

By |October 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

SUBMITTED BY LESTER R. BROWN ON WED, 12/04/2013 Lester R. Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute.

Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water.

We drink on average four liters of water per day, in […]

By |April 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments