Practical guidelines for the management of grapevines during drought periods compiled by Lucinda Heyns (Institude for Grape and Wine Sciences)
Praktiese riglyne vir die bestuur van wingerde tydens droogte toestande saamgestel deur Lucinda Heyns (Instituut vir Wingerd- en Wynwetenskappe)
Olives – while currently the flavour of gastronomic fashion – can be an expensive investment with high production costs and fierce competition in the markets. But super-high-density (SHD) planting – together with the canny brilliance of drip irrigation – can greatly reduce harvest costs.
Two major phenomena are forcing changes in the way we produce food. Firstly, our burgeoning world population and secondly the vagaries of climate change. A third element is the loss of rich top soils around the globe. Food shortages have become a growing concern and everywhere prices continue to rise dangerously, given the uncertain circumstances.