Farmer’s Weekly – 23 August 2019

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ABOVE:
WhileBttechnology
in genetically
modifiedmaize
helpsfarmersto
controlcertain
croppestsmore
effectively,
measuresshould
betakentoprevent
thedevelopment
ofresistanceto
thetechnology.
Seedindustry
representatives
GrantPringleand
MagdaduToitspoke
toLloydPhillips
(seestoryonpg36).
BAYERSOUTHERNAFRICA
COVERSTORY:
Whatstartedout
witha coupleof
plantsboughtat an
orchidshowin the
1960s,hasturned
intooneofSouth
Africa’sbiggest
orchidcompanies,
DuckittNurseries.
WilferdDuckitt,the
co-ownerofthe
company,spoketo
GlenneisKrielabout
thebusiness(see
storyonpg28).
GLENNEISKRIEL

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ARTICLES


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By Invitation COVER
Achieving food security in SA
without sacrificing water security

Feature COVER
Staying ahead in the flower game

Livestock COVER
‘My parents didn’t become
commercial farmers, but I
will’ – Soweto chicken farmer

Crops COVER
Maize production: A toolkit for
managing Bt resistance in pests

OPINION& ANALYSIS
11 GLOBALINSIGHT:Revisiting
theBrexitdebate
12 AGRIBUSINESSPERSPECTIVE:
Empoweringwomen
inagriculture

WEEKLYNEWSWRAP
14 DEVELOPMENTPROGRAMME
foraspiringblackauctioneers
16 FREESTATEFARMERSdeliberate
onsafetyandstocktheft
20 THEFUTUREofthered
meatindustryis ‘bright’
21 FREESTATEDAIRYFARMERS
decline,butmilkvolumesup
21 MUNICIPALITIESORDERED
toprovideservices
tofarmdwellers

REGULARS
8 Farmer’sDiary
9 Letters
10 Archive
45 HorseTalk
56 FarmSales
58 Auctions

LIFESTYLE
47 GadgetCorner
48 RealCooking
50 Crossword
51 HillbillyHomes
52 HitchingPost
52 HolisticHealth
53 Books
53 OnlineFarmer
83 Townie

Back to Basics



  • Planting cabbages

  • SA Mutton Merino


Vegetable Production
The nitrate form of nitrogen

On the Market Floor


Machinery
& Implements
Kubota goes big in North America

Great Tales COVER
Wrestling with lions and living to
tell the story

COLUMNS


Managing for Profit


Commodity Corner


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