A successful attempt by Monsanto Co. to buy Syngenta AG and form an agrochemical powerhouse would prompt major rivals to also reconsider strategy and review cross-licensing deals, said the head of Bayer AG’s CropScience unit.
IRRIGATORS in the Lower Balonne have welcomed the prospect of greater control over their water allocations, thanks to local resource rule changes.
Under proposed changes to the Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan 2008, expected to take effect by the end of July, Lower Balonne irrigators will be able to legally trade water entitlements linked to on-farm storage.
RAMPANT illegal land occupation and a fraught land claims process could jeopardise the viability of the South African Forestry Company (Safcol), the Department of Public Enterprises said in Parliament last week.
To rejuvenate the country’s soil resources, the Department of Agriculture needs to allot an initial P500 million.
That is the recommendation of former Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, during the recent launch of the International Year of Soils celebration at the DA’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM).
One thing Israel is widely respected for is the advances it has made with regards horticulture in general, and irrigation in particular. There are numerous examples throughout the country where land that was either malarial swamp or desert has been transformed to be a productive resource. Much of this change has been achieved through the use of advanced irrigation techniques – Israeli irrigation companies have an extensive history of exporting their technology globally.