African Farming Episode 10: Theo van Rooyen – The Partnership That Made a Dream Come True (Full Episode)

Growing up in Williston in the Northern Cape, all Theo van Rooyen wanted to be when he grew up was a sheep farmer. Then his father got a job on a fruit farm in the Koue Bokkeveld close to Ceres in the Western Cape, and his life changed forever. The…

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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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African Farming Episode 1 : Koos and Clifford Mthimkulu are building a family legacy (Full Episode) https://youtu.be/lt2tYlgnZmQ African Farming Episode 2 - Palesa Moahlodi never gave up! (Full Episode) https://youtu.be/Cm4WGmYcTns African Farming Episode 3: Cocky Mokoka is a shepherd of the soil (Full episode) https://youtu.be/cqzhVBWcXgo African Farming Episode 4: Duncan…

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