Fall armyworm already causing damage in northern Namibia

As temperatures increase, fall armyworm has also been spotted in maize fields in the northern parts of Namibia, near Ruacana. According to Albertus Viljoen, manager of the government farm Etunda, the worms already occur in large numbers on young maize on the farm. The worm was first spotted on the…

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Part 3 of 3: Ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming

The profitability and sustainability of livestock farming is under severe pressure. Fortunately, top farmer Mecki Schneider has excellent advice for extensive cattle and sheep farmers. This is the third delivery in a three part series on ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming. 7. Utilise and apply technology There is…

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Part 2 of 3: Ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming

The profitability and sustainability of livestock farming is under severe pressure. Fortunately, top farmer Mecki Schneider has excellent advice for extensive cattle and sheep farmers. This is the second delivery in a three part series on ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming. 2. Profitable herds An effective cow…

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