Boschendal Grass-fed beef

Grass-fed beef in the winelands

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Jason’s main point of reference is learning from nature, and applying natural principles in managing his pasture and cattle herd. Their approach to agriculture at Boschendal is: “Working with nature, producing real food”.

What can electrical conductivity tell us about our soil?

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Do you want to know more about what electrical conductivity can tell you about your soil? This blog explains briefly what soil EC can reveal about your soil health status, what soil properties are affected and how you can improve it.

Is sustainable agriculture the answer to South Africa’s rising population? 82 million mouths to feed by 2035

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Sustainability’s core principles are ensuring economic viability, environmental health, and societal comfort. What we need is sustainable food security in order to prepare for the projected rise in population.

Tractor working in field

The law of the minimum

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In order to gain anything from the law of the minimum, it is imperative that we know what the least available resource is.

A soil health journey to greener pastures

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Look at this journey of how a farm manager in the Tsitsikamma improved his soil health and what benefit it had on the environment.

Biodiversity

Identifying the opportunities for biodiversity management

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A healthy agro-ecosystem contributes both directly and indirectly to agricultural production, and more emphasis should be placed on restoring and maintaining healthy agro-ecosystems.

Soil food web series: Earthworms, the lungs and intestines of the soil

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Charles Darwin, the father of earthworm science, once said: “Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible”

Grazing management

Grazing management: The key to sustainable pasture-based farming

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On pasture-based farms, the roughage grown on pastures is the predominant feed source. It is therefore most beneficial to grow and utilise these pastures effectively.

Need more water, why not get rid of your aliens?

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Alien invasive plants are a huge threat to water security, and therefore sustainable agriculture. By clearing alien invasive plants, not only are we making more water available, but the opportunity to explore other industries exist.

Feed your soil

A healthy soil works for you

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Learn the truth about tilled soil on this video