The role of cover crops in soil health

The term ‘cover crops’ is inextricably linked to other terminology such as soil build-up, soil health, sustainable agriculture as well as conservation farming. Cover crops are the axis of or the most important aspect of any of these ideological approaches. However,...

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Lucerne (Medicago Sativa)

Lucerne is a Perennial Summer Legume which is well adjusted to perform in almost all areas of South Africa.  It is widely adopted but prefers deep, well drained soils with neutral to high PH. New technology cultivars breeded with special selection regarding...

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Hawer maak voervloeiprobleme iets van die verlede

Hawer (Avena sativa) is ‘n veelsydige kleingraan wat in die verlede grootliks vir die graanmark aangeplant is. Weens die gewas se goeie voedingswaarde, word dit deesdae grootliks as ‘n weidingsgewas aangeplant. Veeprodusente kan hawer, wat ‘n hoë voedingswaarde het en...

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Kanola kultivars wys hul staal

Agricol se kanola kultivarpakket het die afgelope seisoen weer wyd welslae behaal in die kanola-streek. Jan Botes, kanolagewasbestuurder by Agricol vertel van verskeie produsente se suksesverhale. Diamond, die juweel van die Agricol kanola pakket het in 2018 ’n...

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SUNFLOWER: AGSUN 8251 FOR PEACE OF MIND

Over the past decade or so, sunflower has proven itself to be a competitive main crop when cultivated with other major crops. The arrival of high-yield sunflower hybrids on the South African market has changed the landscape in the sunflower industry somewhat....

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PLANTAIN, THE KING OF FORAGE HERBS

A buzz word in today’s farming community is sustainability. There are many factors that contribute to being a sustainable farmer such as producing more milk to survive financially without wasting water or compromising soil quality. Farmers today cannot waste time or...

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DLF sports field products in South-Africa!

For more than 25 years Agricol has been the distributor of DLF sport field products in South-Africa!   On June 14, the eyes of the world will be on Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium as Russia and Saudi Arabia stride out for the first match of the year's greatest football...

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Agricol se eksklusiewe Plantain-Kultivar!

deur Cornel Cronjé. Plantain, ook bekend as Plantago lanceolate, is ʼn meerjarige kruigewas wat aangepas is vir ʼn wye verskeidenheid grondtipes en klimaatstoestande. Hierdie kruigewas het ʼn digte en diep wortelsisteem en produseer weiding wat geskik is om aan skape en...

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Utilise soil moisture efficiently with Japanese radish

Producing sufficient feed for livestock is no mean feat. Crops that have the ability to utilise soil moisture efficiently, are a valuable weapon against drought conditions. When high volumes of good quality feed is lost due to inefficient utilisation of soil moisture,...

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