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Soil restoration

Is it too late for our soils?

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Rather than dwelling on the negative aspect of degradation, I would prefer to focus on the strategies and opportunities which are available to farmers in restoring the soil.

How can flow meters help you conserve water?

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The use of flow meters can be used as a water conservation tool? Read this blog to find out how.

Our precious resource is becoming even scarcer

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Is our water resources really under the amount of pressure that media headlines make it out to be? Read this blog to find out for yourself.

Have you considered the environmental impact of electricity use?

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Have you ever considered the environmental impact of electricity use? Read this blog to find out how you can reduce your electricity usage and lower your environmental impact.

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.

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.

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.

Agri Tsitsikamma East Farmers Day

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Representetives from Boointjieskraal, Pennisands and Rheebokrant Farms