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18
SEP

28. 25 September - The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 25 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
This week’s main feature articles include a profile on a beef cattle producer who is on a quest to breed ‘the perfect Brahman’, and a guide for grain producers on getting nematodes under control before the start of the next summer planting season. The issue also includes a special focus feature on why it is important that farmers know the signs of rinderpest in livestock, despite this being an eradicated disease.
Readers interested in the history of South Africa will also enjoy the article about South African rock art.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.

Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
14
SEP

27.18 September – The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 18 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Our main feature this week discusses why a comprehensive and all-inclusive budget is critical to the success of any farming business. We also have an article on how the COVID-19 lockdown has triggered a rise in rural crime, a research article on a new disease threat to citrus, papaya and other sub-tropical fruits, and a crops feature that looks at the effective management of cutworm in maize.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.

Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
04
SEP

26. 11 September - The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 11 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Our main feature this week looks at how digital technologies are revolutionising auctions, resulting in better exposure for sellers and a broader purchasing base for buyers.
Some of the other articles discussed in this week’s show include a profile piece on how government’s unfulfilled promises has derailed one farmer’s land reform dreams, a look at some of the gaps in Sugar Industry Master Plan and how this may dampen its impact, and we provide some information about the line-up that you can expect during Nampo Virtual, which will take place next week from 9 to 12 September.
As in previous episodes Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
28
AUG

25. 4 September – The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 4 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Some of the articles discussed in this week’s show include a report on the latest research conducted on nematode-resistant sweet potato cultivars and a profile about one of the earliest beneficiaries of South Africa’s land reform programme who, after more than 20 years, is still struggling to get much needed support from the state. In this week’s livestock production feature, a number of experts give their advice on the many advantages of regularly weighing your livestock, how to record this information and how to use it to make better management decisions.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
21
AUG

24. 28 August - The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and get a sneak peek of the 28 August issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Some of the articles discussed in this week’s show include a special focus on soil health and conservation farming, as well as an article about the machinery and equipment farmers can use to make a profitable transition from a conventional production system to a conservation farming system such as no-till.
The issue also features a young pig producer who shares some of the lessons she learnt during her first five years of farming.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
14
AUG

23. 21 August - The Weekly Wrap

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and get a sneak peek of the 21 August issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Some of the articles discussed in this week’s show include the profile of a young farmer from KwaZulu-Natal who is running a profitable business rearing broilers in his backyard, and his plans for growing this venture in to a large-scale poultry operation, as well as an article on how to grow brinjals, an easy-to-produce vegetable crop that can earn you steady profits. Also discussed is the latest developments in legislation governing the transfer and sale of agricultural water-use rights.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
07
AUG

22. 14 August - The Weekly Wrap

In this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer’s Weekly, tells listeners about some of the features from the 14 August issue that will be in stores from 7 August to 14 August.
The cover features, which are discussed in the podcast, include an article about a Free State farmer who decided to stop grain production and instead concentrate fully on producing planted pasture to support his beef cattle business, and an essential oils farming project in the Eastern Cape that is creating jobs and opportunities for poor rural communities. The main feature this week will be of much interest to any farmer looking for an investment opportunity beyond the borders of South Africa. We speak to Pieter de Waal, a local wine maker who recently invested in a small vineyard in Slovenia.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za
31
JUL

21. 7 August - The Weekly Wrap

In this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer’s Weekly, discusses some of the features from the 7 August issue, which will be in stores from 31 July to 7 August.
In this week’s issue, Dr Danie Odendaal, director of the Veterinarian Network and veterinary herd health consultant, writes about a complete, 12-month herd management and traceability system that he has developed and implemented for ZZ2’s livestock herds in Limpopo.
Readers can also learn about a programme being run by the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust, in co-operation with farmers from this part of the Western Cape, to conserve the last remaining pockets of critically endangered Renosterveld, one of the planet’s most threatened habitats.
Moreover, Erasmus discusses the Makawana Farmers’ Stokvel, a financing initiative that is supporting emerging farmers in Kuruman in the Northern Cape to become commercially successful by promoting savings through bulk purchases of goods such as inputs.
This issue also features a farmer from Moorreesburg who, in 2018, broke the record for the highest canola yield ever produced in South Africa.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.coza
24
JUL

20. 31 July – The Weekly Wrap

In this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer’s Weekly, discusses some of the features from the 31 July issue, which will be in stores from 24 July to 31 July.
This week readers can learn more about tractor tyres and traction in an article that focuses on the effect of tyre pressure and tractor ballasting on fuel efficiency and productivity.
Also read about why aardvark numbers are dwindling in the Kalahari and how bush encroachment is threatening the Eastern Cape’s livestock industry.
Farmer’s Weekly journalists write about the work being done by members of the community in Sutherland to support farmers who are struggling due to the drought and about a farmer who has adjusted his livestock management strategy to emphasise maintaining reproductive health in a herd.
The issue also features an article on the future of South Africa’s shrinking groundnut industry and what needs to be done to see production of this crop increase again.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.coza
17
JUL

19. 24 July – The Weekly Wrap

Farmer’s Weekly is back on shelf with a new edition every week and in this latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Denene Erasmus, editor of the magazine, talks about some of the features from the 24 July issue, which will be in stores from 17 July to 24 July.
Earlier this year, the Biggs family from the Eastern Cape sold a proven Nguni herd sire for a world-record price of R310 000. In the 24 July issue, Farmer’s Weekly speaks to Clive Biggs about his family’s goal to preserve the original Nguni traits, and also about how their Nandi Nguni stud developed into one of the top breeders of Ngunis in South Africa, adapted to sourveld and harsh winter weather.
Farmer’s Weekly readers can also look forward to learning about the latest developments in sugar cane propagation and insect farming.
This issue also features Hannes Richards, a pig farmer, who, earlier this year, launched his farm-to-table pork business with a single social media post.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.coza
10
JUL

18. 17 July - The Weekly Wrap

In the latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus discusses more of the features from the 17 July issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be in stores from 10 July to 17 July. With this issue, Farmer’s Weekly resumes its regular weekly printing schedule, which means that readers can again look forward to a new magazine every week.
The 17 July issue features farmers who are making the most of farming on small pieces of land by placing the focus on increasing yield and quality.
Succeeding in a tough market, Simply Salads based in Barberton, Mpumalanga has managed to carve out a niche market within a very competitive fresh produce segment for their cherry and mini plum tomatoes. The tomatoes are grown in greenhouses, which not only allows the farmer to lower spending on inputs such as water and pest control, but to also maximise output.
This issue also features a mother-and-son farming team who farms with Dohne Merino sheep on 95ha of rented commonage land in Saron, Western Cape. To make the most out of farming on such a small piece of land, Gary Patience and his mom Therecia aims to introduce top-quality genetics in their herd to improve the wool quality and growth efficiency of this dual-purpose sheep breed.
In this episode, Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from the magazine and from the Farmer’s Weekly website and other digital platforms.
Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.coza
03
JUL

17. 10 July - The Weekly Wrap

In the latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus discusses more of the features from the 3 & 10 July double issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be in stores from 26 June to 10 July. She also highlights some of the top-performing news articles on farmersweekly.co.za (Links below).
In one of the main features in this issue, Farmer’s Weekly spoke to some farmers about how they cope with uncertainty in their businesses, and what advice they may have for those who work in other sectors who might now, because of the coronavirus disease pandemic and the lockdown, may be facing more uncertainty about the future than they are used to dealing with in their work and daily life.
In this issue’s guest editorial Dr Sifiso Ntombela, chief economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council, writes that while previous growth and development initiatives focused mostly in growing the commercial farming sector, a ‘new school of thought’ advocates for the co-existence of smallholder and commercial farmers to achieve household-level food security in South Africa.
The 3 and 10 July issue also profiles a young, self-taught worm farmer from Hammanskraal near Pretoria. Thato Lekonyane uses red wriggler earthworms in his worm farm to convert waste, such as kitchen scraps and manure, into compost.

Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with print and digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly visit farmersweekly.co.za

Agricultural research council plans to cut 1000 jobs:
farmersweekly.co.za/agri-news/south-africa/agricultural-research-council-plans-to-cut-1-000-jobs/

Nampo harvest day to go virtual in 2020:
farmersweekly.co.za/agri-news/south-africa/nampo-harvest-day-to-go-virtual-in-2020/

Imminent price hike could exacerbate diesel shortages:
farmersweekly.co.za/agri-news/south-africa/imminent-price-hike-could-exacerbate-diesel-shortages/

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