Poultry production: Water quality and vaccines

Question: Can water quality have a negative effect on vaccines used for poultry? There’s no negative effect on the “killed/inactivated” (oil emulsion) vaccines, applied as intra-muscular or subcutaneous injections. Water quality becomes very important, however, when “live” vaccines are used. Excessively hard water, or water that contains a lot of…

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Saving water: Flood irrigation explained

Flood irrigation is one of the oldest and most-used methods to irrigate crops. Flood irrigation is a way of controlling, distributing and delivering water by means of gravity. It’s suitable for use on any crop. The irrigation cycle for flood irrigation is usually longer than for other systems because it…

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African Utility Week to focus on water solutions for Africa

The 18th annual, multi-award winning African Utility Week, taking place from 15 to 17 May in Cape Town, South Africa, will, amongst other topics, strongly focus on water challenges on the continent. Furthermore, issues like investment needed in water solutions by the public and private sectors to enable universal access,…

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Zambia steps up measures to promote sustainable water use

The Zambian government has implemented a slew of legislative measures to promote better water management. The measures include revisions of water tariffs and ground water usage regulations. Minister of Water Development Dennis Wanchinga said the measures were aimed at ensuring effective and sustainable water management across all sectors, including agriculture.…

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