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From cattle to maize, fruit to wine – join Metro FM radio presenter and farmer Angie Khumalo as she travels around South Africa looking for our best African farmers to discover the secrets of their success. Ranging from business tycoons exporting fruit to Europe to progressive chiefs revitalising rural villages, experience farming like you have never seen it before! Watch African Farming on Thursdays at 18:30 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163).

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African Farming is an agricultural TV programme aimed at educating and inspiring black farmers, who want to become commercially successful and wish to invest in future generations.

To learn about our best African farmers and to find out how you could become one of them, watch African Farming on Thursdays at 18:30 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) and get a copy of the free monthly magazine.

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Farming Cheats: Seven tips for a great maize harvest

Farming Cheats: Seven tips for a great maize harvest

Maize yields have skyrocketed. Back in the 1980s and 1990s 10 tons per hectare was exceptional, with the average on dryland typically being between 3 and 6 t/ha. Today 10 t/ha and even more, even without irrigation, are pretty standard, with the record maize yield (irrigated) being in the vicinity of 23 t/ha! These increases are due to improved hybrids and on-farm management practices.

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Farming Cheats: Seven tips for a great maize harvest

Farming Cheats: Seven tips for a great maize harvest

Maize yields have skyrocketed. Back in the 1980s and 1990s 10 tons per hectare was exceptional, with the average on dryland typically being between 3 and 6 t/ha. Today 10 t/ha and even more, even without irrigation, are pretty standard, with the record maize yield (irrigated) being in the vicinity of 23 t/ha! These increases are due to improved hybrids and on-farm management practices.

Read More