Self-pollination and cross-pollination play an important role in the growth of cashew seeds. Seedlings therefore show great variation, and no ‘true to type’ trees can be grown from seed.
Vegetative propagation will ensure the best production and quality, so selected trees should ideally be multiplied by grafting or air layering. Choose trees that are precocious bearers and grow vigorously.
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Snails: an industry filled to the brim with opportunities
Snail-breeding enterprise CSC Heliculture began as a small-scale operation, but now business is booming thanks to growth in the market. Co-owner Christiaan Jooste spoke to Pieter Dempsey about the company’s success.
Zululand cattleman adds value with feedlot
The often hot and humid Zululand area may appear lush and bountiful to the uninitiated, but it can be a challenging environment in which to be a commercial beef farmer. One such producer, PJ Hassard, explains how he balances natural with supplied nutrition to get the best from his oxen. Lloyd Phillips reports.
Kill those weeds as soon as possible!
While that new species of weed on your land might seem innocuous, it could be only a matter of time before it spreads and causes bigger problems. So make sure to take care of the problem in a timely manner, says Bill Kerr.
Comforting lamb stew
With winter upon us, there’s nothing like a bowl of hearty and warming lamb neck stew to make your family and friends happy, says Rene du Toit. The preparation of this dish requires a bit of effort, but it’s well worth it!
Understanding the effects of stress
Animals can suffer stress even during ‘normal’ handling, making them more susceptible to disease.
Why estate planning is essential to minimising family strife
When business-owning parents leave their children equal shares in the operation, a battle can erupt between those who work for the company and those who don’t. There are better ways to fairly distribute wealth to heirs, writes Trevor Dickinson.
The precision agriculture benchmark: are we there yet?
The precision agriculture approach was introduced many years ago. Today, as it becomes even more widely used, it is important to measure the adoption of this method of farming supported by technology and assist producers in strategising and defining new goals. Stehan Cloete writes.
From rags to riches with fruit farming
When Kitty du Plessis’s husband lost his farming job, they decided to buy a farm no one else wanted. She and her son, Mario, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about their journey to success.
Improving roads and road safety through better management
South Africa’s road network plays a pivotal role in the country’s agri-logistics industry, but heavy-vehicle traffic and the effects of overloading are major problems on roads. Oliver Naidoo, managing director of JC Auditors, explains how the Road Transport Management System aims to improve road safety and increase the productivity of the logistics value chain. Jeandré van der Walt reports.
A Beautiful Farm That Makes An Ideal Spot For Hunting And Fishing
Enjoy the freedom of being the only guests at this farmhouse, just off the N3 en route to Durban, where you can enjoy a variety of actvities, or simply relax and unwind, says Riaan Hattingh.
Canon announced the launch of Three RF Mount Lenses and in progress is the New EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Canon India recently announced that Canon is currently developing the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera, which will feature a newly developed 35mm fullframe, backlit, stacked CMOS sensor and a DIGIC X image processor.
THE IMPORTANCE OF APERTURE
Pro nature photographer Andy Parkinson explains how changing the aperture can make a dramatic difference to your wildlife shots
Todos los días son del niño y la niña
¿QUÉ LES DAREMOS DE COMER?
Canon’s R6 and R5 camera bodies
Have you ever thought of the best way to add a touch of dreaminess or surrealism to your photography with the least bit of efforts? If you are still pondering over this question, then we have got the answer for you! It’s time to bring the beauty of Bokeh to your photoshoots!
Super Bowl de las botanas
ES TARDE DE NACHOS, GUACAMOLE Y ALITAS. TODOS LISTOS PARA PRIMERA Y DIEZ
His imagery has featured in memorable ad campaigns, but now George Logan is focusing on a hard reality – using his images to save lions. He tells Keith Wilson about his book and working with Born Free…
LAS RECETAS DE NAVIDAD DE BELEN ESTEBAN
LAS RECETAS DE NAVIDAD DE BELEN ESTEBAN
Super Six Mk.2!
Only Allen would have spares left over and say “Let’s build another six-cylinder Zed!”
OLYMPUS LAUNCHES COMPACT 300-1000MM SUPER-TELE ZOOM
New lens offers remarkable range and portability, at a remarkable price