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MSM Macadamia Trading Platform and market access: everyone in the know – at last!

Nelspruit Mpumalanga, South Africa - In a groundbreaking move set to redefine the macadamia nut trading arena, the MSM platform offers a seamless digital marketplace for buyers and sellers Worldwide. With an unwavering commitment to quality, transparency, and...

Perfect invader – a real and imminent threat to mac orchards

Pictured Above: In pear orchards in the Western Cape, Matthew Addison is leading research into the shot hole borer. Scientists warn that the deadly polyphagous shot hole borer beetle has the potential to decimate the country’s indigenous and agriculture tree...

Letter From The Editor: Summer Edition 2024

Thousands of farmers from Delhi to Paris and Athens have taken their tractors and in some instances their livestock, to the streets in protest. They say bureaucracy and overbearing government regulations, particularly linked to climate change, are putting them out of...

Aussie mac tree management under trial in southern KZN orchard

Pictured Above: In this orchard of 788s one line was selected as a trial. Every second tree was cut back post-harvest. Some trees will be left as 788s to rejuvenate them, to see how long they will take to come back into production. The remainder of the 788s that were...

HOW TO REDUCE ELECTRICAL USAGE AND COMBAT RISING OPERATING COSTS

Founder and director at DryMac, Adrian Padt spells out the impact of soaring energy costs on the macadamia sector while at the same time offers some practical solutions for farmers to cut down on their energy bills. Following articles in previous editions of The...

HOW TO SAVE MONEY TO MITIGATE THE ESKOM PRICE HIKES IN SIX STEPS

1: OPTIMISE sizes of your electrical and mechanical equipment First and foremost, this has a direct impact on line charges.  It is also of utmost importance that all electrical and mechanical machinery, as well as fans, need to be accurately specified. I often walk...

Outyielding the downturn

Experts are urging macadamia farmers to bring their orchards up to standard in expectation of better times to come, to look beyond the prevailing conditions, and to use the current downturn in the sector as an opportunity to secure future stability. In a panel...

Prepare for a hotter summer, mac farmers warned

Pictured Above: An irrigation strategy that takes the weather forecast into account should be developed to guard against tree stress during hotter days. Experts agree that while El Niño is expected to make landfall in South Africa mid-summer, if macadamia farmers...

The time to plant is now, says Tzaneen mac pioneer

Pictured Above: Howard Blight, second generation farmer and owner of Amorentia Estate & Nursery, urges farmers to plant young trees in preparation for the market upswing he believes is on its way. While the world’s macadamia industry has suffered as a direct...

Embracing Innovation: Staying Ahead of the Curve in Agriculture

Pictured Above: Desire Lesele, Nedbank Agriculture states the importance of moving forward with technology to ensure your business thrives In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, one thing remains constant: the importance of staying ahead of the curve,...

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Letter From The Editor: Summer Edition 2024

Letter From The Editor: Summer Edition 2024

Thousands of farmers from Delhi to Paris and Athens have taken their tractors and in some instances their livestock, to the streets in protest. They say bureaucracy and overbearing government regulations, particularly linked to climate change, are putting them out of...

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