Monthly Archives: August 2016

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La Nina rainfall needed

By | August 30th, 2016|SA Industry News|

As South Africa gets closer to the predicted weakening of the El Nino pattern, and a transition into La Niña, there is a high probability of above normal rainfall early in summer, which would lead to a good 2016/17 crop season. Fruit and vegetable prices could also ease towards the end of the year as [...]

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A possible cure for citrus greening

By | August 30th, 2016|Global Industry News|

Florida's citrus industry has been struggling for nearly a decade with citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease caused by a bacterium that destroys fruit production and eventually kills the tree. An effective cure has eluded researchers so far, and crop production is declining steadily. A group of researchers from the University of [...]

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Underground water could transform Africa’s agricultural production

By | August 2nd, 2016|SA Industry News|

Namibia recently made headlines with the discovery of a massive underground water source in the Ohangwena Region in northern Namibia. This discovery is the result of a joint project that started in 2007 between the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, NamWater and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources. Last week, Callist [...]

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