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Macadamia fertilisation: guide for SA growers
Dr Gerhard Nortje, a fertiliser consultant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa, says that correct soil pH and nutrient balance are crucial for the sustainable and profitable production of macadamia trees...
Decline in wheat production will not affect food prices
JOHANNESBURG - South African wheat production for the 2017/18 season is expected to decline by 23percent as compared to the previous season, mainly due to poor yields in the Western Cape and in some parts of the Free State province.
Cape Town water crisis: WWF helps you understand the basics
Cape Town – With only 39% of Capetonians having adhered to water restrictions in the month of January, making the water crisis even more urgent, the WWF has released an information pack detailing what residents can expect should the city's taps run dry...
Drought challenges fruit industry
Western Cape fruit farmers and rural communities are under tremendous socio-economic pressure due to the crippling drought, according to the deciduous fruit industry organisation, Hortgro. Hortgro is concerned about the...
Joburg asks for calm as strain of Listeriosis found in food outlet
JOHANNESBURG - Samples from a food outlet have been taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to be tested for strains of listeria on Friday. Environmental health practitioners in the City of Joburg are attempting to uncover the potential source of the infection...
Experts call for Govt Intervention to prevent bird flu outbreak in WC
Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde has confirmed that no new bird flu cases have been reported since the outbreak in October...
Cape Town fighting several diseases
JOHANNESBURG - The City of Cape Town’s Health Department remains on high alert as concurrent disease outbreaks run their course.
App to help reduce listeriosis infections in pregnant women
The use of the app would help mothers be well-informed about the symptoms of listeriosis and how to prevent it. The Department of Health urged pregnant women to use its free messaging phone application called MomConnect, to stay informed about listeriosis...
Criminal investigation broadens in French baby milk recall
French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products amidst a salmonella outbreak.
Dog food recalled for Listeria
JustFoodForDogs LLC has recalled three frozen dog food flavors after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of one of its products. Test results suggest “human-grade” green beans are the contaminated ingredient.
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