Farming cheats: Advice from a top farmer

Every farmer needs someone to talk to, whether to get advice or simply to bounce ideas off. And it’s not only young farmers starting out that need someone to talk to from time to time. Most established, successful farmers turn to a trusted adviser for guidance when they’re unsure of a decision or just struggling with a particularly complex problem.

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Factors affecting maize crop production with Pioneer’s Kulani Machaba

This week on African Farming, Bathabile Modutoane sits down with Regulatory Lead at Pioneer, Kulani Machaba to discuss the topic of emergence and germination. He explains the three factors that need to be considered in order for maize to grow successfully.

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Farmers’ Diaries: Lerato Senakhomo

The month of May brings its own challenges and rewards as the winter cold draws closer. African Farming went to find out what some of our farmers are up to this autumn.

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Farmers’ Diaries: Lerato Senakhomo
lerato Senakhomo stands among maize from which she is proud to claim a 5.5t/ha yield. After initial low yields owing to a low pH, the soil has since been corrected by applying lime. PHOTOS: PETER MASHALA

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