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Protection for the agrochemical sector

Incorrectly used agrochemicals can have serious consequences for the health of users, the public, and the environment. Key to protecting all stakeholders from unnecessary exposure and misuse is effective and clear...

More jobs created in agriculture

Jobs in the Western Cape’s agriculture sector have increased by 17%, according to the latest figures from Statistics South Africa. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour...

Meat prices expected to increase up to 15% by December

As braai season approaches, red meat prices are expected to trend higher by at least 9 to 15% from now until December due to tight supply and increased demand from consumers...

SA supplier sues after R4.5m US wine deal goes (literally) sour

A local wine supplier has taken legal action in the High Court in Pretoria against an American wine distributor. The former is suing the distributor for about $327,000 (R4.5 million) after the...

Remote sensing helps farmers and policy makers

Remote sensing has helped the national crop estimates committee (CEC) achieve a 0.13% error margin in 2015 from 9.77% in 2002 and will allow policy makers to assess drought impact down...

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Beware of tree-felling scammers

Locals are being warned following recent reports of scammers using the shot-hole borer beetle as a front to cut down trees unnecessarily in exchange...

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