Tag: farming

March 4, 2021 Hansie Britz

          Precision Farming seeks to use new technologies to increase crop yields and profitability while lowering the levels of traditional inputs. These inputs are needed to grow crops – land, water, fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides. In other words, farmers utilizing precision agriculture are using less to grow more. Precision agriculture is…

June 28, 2019 Hansie Britz

                    The Agriculture industry of which “commercial farming” is a subset of, is no doubt amongst the leading industries in most countries of the world. Commercial farming is all about mass-cultivation of crops and rearing animals, fish etc for the sole aim of making profits. In most cases…

April 29, 2019 Hansie Britz

                               Although guavas are found throughout the country, the growing regions are in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga. The “Fan Retief” cultivar, created in the Western Cape, currently accounts for 90% of the commercial plantings. Various Cultivars * Fan Retief – the fruit…

February 8, 2019 Hansie Britz

                         Lucerne’s extensive root system enables the crop to produce good yields even under relatively dry conditions. Lucerne perennial nature means that once successfully established reliable production could be expected for at least the following 3-4 years. With a lower cell wall content than…

January 5, 2019 Hansie Britz

                         Agriculture is one of the fastest growing markets in the commercial drone industry today. Technology is changing at a radical and continuous rate in agriculture as much as in any sector. Drones  are quickly becoming an indispensable tool to help farmers become more efficient…

April 29, 2018 Hansie Britz

                                WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING? Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality…

January 25, 2018 Hansie Britz

                                      A Business Plan or Farming Plan is a selling document; a succinct breakdown of how, where, and why your business will generate a profit. Your business plan must convince potential investors – be they bankers, venture capitalists or private investors – to throw money your…

December 15, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                                                                           CATTLE FARMING Beef farming slots in well with other agriculture enterprises, especially grain. Cattle can feed on resources that have little other use, such as crop residue and land not suitable for crops. Before entering the cattle…

November 27, 2017 Hansie Britz

              WHY GROW BERRIES?: Berries are a high-value, nutrient – dense crop. Farmers grow them for the market to bring in extra cash. Berries are the cherished fruit of every farm, and once planted, they often produce for seasons to come. Find out which berry types will give you instant gratification…