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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,...

Nelspruit mac farmer scores on sound kernel recovery

Pictured above: Cover crops are not planted in the Neethling orchards, but natural grasses are prolific and quick to grow back after being cut. Moisture is retained in the soil and the tree roots remain cool as a result. Mpumalanga citrus and macadamia farmer...

Prepare for a hotter summer, mac farmers warned

Experts agree that while El Niño is expected to make landfall in South Africa mid-summer, if macadamia farmers prepare now, they could mitigate the impact of the drier weather in their orchards. The last time South Africa experienced an El Niño, macadamia yields...

Macadamia Services Management (MSM) Redefines South African Macadamia Industry with Innovative Online Trading Platform Launch

In a groundbreaking move that promises to reshape the landscape of the South African macadamia industry, Macadamia Services Management (MSM) proudly announces the launch of its revolutionary online trading platform scheduled for 15 February 2024. The event will take...

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Outyielding the downturn

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...

read more
Prepare for a hotter summer, mac farmers warned

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...

read more
The time to plant is now, says Tzaneen mac pioneer

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...

read more

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