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Rolls Royce macadamia plan for KZN small-scale growers

Pictured Above: Siphelele Vumisa on his farm in the deep rural area of Macambini on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast. When Covid-19 resulted in the lockdown of the world’s economies, young mechanical engineer Siphelele Vumisa began realising his dream to plant...

MSM ADDRESS BURNING MACADAMIA QUESTIONS

In the rapidly evolving landscape of macadamia trade, the presence of sudden supply surges looms large, presenting both challenges and opportunities for stakeholders across the value chain. Cobus Kok, MD of Macadamia Sales Market (MSM), underscores the critical...

Simplifying irrigation design through digital innovation

It is not every day that you implement a new irrigation system, but everyday technology and options for optimal irrigation evolve to suit the changing needs of climate, farmers, and consumers alike. Rivulis knows this, and how to make sure irrigation professionals are...

Sector should brace itself for tumultuous times

Pictured Above: Marlene Louw, senior agricultural economist at the Absa Group As the world teeters on the brink of World War III and foreign policy tensions between South Africa and the United States add impetus to worsening trade relations between the two countries,...

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...

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Rolls Royce macadamia plan for KZN small-scale growers

Rolls Royce macadamia plan for KZN small-scale growers

Pictured Above: Siphelele Vumisa on his farm in the deep rural area of Macambini on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast. When Covid-19 resulted in the lockdown of the world’s economies, young mechanical engineer Siphelele Vumisa began realising his dream to plant...

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MSM ADDRESS BURNING MACADAMIA QUESTIONS

MSM ADDRESS BURNING MACADAMIA QUESTIONS

In the rapidly evolving landscape of macadamia trade, the presence of sudden supply surges looms large, presenting both challenges and opportunities for stakeholders across the value chain. Cobus Kok, MD of Macadamia Sales Market (MSM), underscores the critical...

read more
Simplifying irrigation design through digital innovation

Simplifying irrigation design through digital innovation

It is not every day that you implement a new irrigation system, but everyday technology and options for optimal irrigation evolve to suit the changing needs of climate, farmers, and consumers alike. Rivulis knows this, and how to make sure irrigation professionals are...

read more
Sector should brace itself for tumultuous times

Sector should brace itself for tumultuous times

Pictured Above: Marlene Louw, senior agricultural economist at the Absa Group As the world teeters on the brink of World War III and foreign policy tensions between South Africa and the United States add impetus to worsening trade relations between the two countries,...

read more

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