Schalk Schoeman – SAMAC The economic importance of the moth complex is often vastly underestimated as growers often tend to only take notice of the direct kernel damage reported by various kernel processing facilities. Typically, this type of damage seldom exceeds 5% which is accepted as a general action threshold in lieu of a more […]
In the first part one of this series of articles we have focused on the identification and selection of good quality trees, which in my opinion is one of the most critical steps in macadamia farming. Placing an order for tree should, in all cases, precede the land preparation phase of setting up a new […]
Loading soil with biochar allows farmers to cut way back on irrigation. By Emma Bryce, for Anthropocene Magazine, October 23, 2020
DAILY SCIENCE Loading soil with biochar allows farmers to cut way back on irrigationAt high applications levels, researchers found that biochar can not only soak up a lot of carbon, but also reduce the need for irrigation by almost 40%. Biochar – the charcoal product used to enrich agricultural soil and trap carbon—may have a […]
By Inge Lotter 15 October 2020 The Effect of Pesticide and Fungicide Application on Apis mellifera (honey bees) In the previous article we looked at one of the challenges that face beekeepers in South Africa which is theft and vandalism of their bee hives. The second and very serious challenge that beekeepers face is directly […]
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