Agricultural engineers, sci- entists and experts must apply good ideas and solutions gained through research and development to solve problems facing rural farming in South Africa, leveraging the…Continue
Started Oct 8, 2011
Large-scale, scientific farming is the only viable model for South Africa, mostly owing to significant and rising input costs, necessitating a move towards high-value export products, says industry…Continue
Started Oct 8, 2011
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It is not a case of South Africa needing to support either small- or large-scale farming, but that both are important for the country’s development, says business organisation Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) CEO Dr John Purchase.
Specifically, large-scale farming will provide food security and sustainable agriculture, while support for the development of small-scale farming will improve household food security, social stability and reduce the drive…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:25am
While South Africa has experienced a challenging season, the fruit industry has a positive outlook over the medium to long term, says fruit producer organisation Hortgro Services product manager Jacques du Preez.
The stone fruit season started about seven to ten days earlier than expected; however, the market was fairly difficult for plums, owing to the extreme cold temperatures in Europe in late December and January, which had a negative impact on…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:23am
Top: Zebrafish Bottom: Schematic representation (showing a lateral view of the brain of the Zebrafish) of the genetic control of the three facets of proactive behavior by FGF signaling and the intermediate histamine neurotransmitter. A key area in the process is the hypothalamus (brown…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:48am
Pectoral fin muscle formation in paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) utilises the fully derived mode of appendicular muscle formation and is not associated with an epithelial extension.
A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:46am