Agri Kultuur September / September 2016 - Page 3

Redaksie | Editorial J ust yesterday I saw an advertisement that made me realise how fast the year is running out ing aspects, with our main focus on agroecology, inter alia touching on the differences between agro-ecological farming and organic “CHRISTMAS MARKET: 6 OCTOBER” farming. We also investigate the possibility of organic hydroponics. Yes, believe it or not, but we are almost there On a financial note, experts share some and I’ve only just got into the habit of writing thoughts on the implications and opportunities 2016 and not 2015 in letters, on cheques and of BREXIT for South Africa and the necessity other related correspondence. for business decision makers and policy makers What is actually worse is that I hoped to make to be pro-active and forward thinking towards my first million in 2016 but realised that I’m not potentially capitalising on these; - a worthwhile even close with only 3 more months to go. read! There is, however good news. The winter grain in the Overberg and adjacent areas of the Western Cape looks magnificent and many a farmer in the area can look forward to a superb and quality harvest. It is furthermore wonderful news that the long awaited rains in large parts of the drought stricken areas have arrived eventually. Dr Gerhard Verdoorn helps us understand pests, diseases, weeds and predation in context while Prof Maneveldt treats us to botanical treasures of the ”marine kind”. We trust you will enjoy this month’s edition. Please contact us should you have any comments or ideas to share. In this month’s edition of Agrikultuur/Culture we Until next time have once again been able to provide our readers with a potpourri of articles on different farm- Chris