Modern scarecrow protects fruit

A simple yet effective gadget that reflected light helped this farmer to prevent birds from damaging his fruit. On Mr. Manie van Zyl’s farm Plaatkop the birds used to pick off the apricot flowers and eat the fruit every year. Traditional scarecrows, like the boom canon or die doll with…

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Don’t be caught by ‘fake’ seedlings

Planning to plant tomatoes? Be on the lookout for seedlings that have not been licensed. “It’s been observed that some people are importing and distributing seedlings illegally without licenses or permits, marking these ‘fake’ seedlings with good variety names such as T49, T17 and JT50,” Franklin’s Kangwa recently warned farmers…

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