• Theewaters
    Permalink Gallery

    Western Cape declared drought disaster area – implications for FRUIT production

Western Cape declared drought disaster area – implications for FRUIT production

Bellville – The Western Cape has officially been declared a disaster area in response to the current drought crisis, described as the worst in more than a century.

The disaster will be classified for a three-month period which can be extended if the need arises.

Theewaterskloof Dam (Photo credit: Alistair Stewart, Twitter @AliStewart89)
HORTGRO Science Crop Production […]

The ‘Net Gain’ amid water & climate challenges

By Prof Wiehann Steyn

This blog article, probably not surprisingly, is about water and climate. Research in the Crop Production programme is aimed at achieving the goals and address risks to the Orchard of the Future. At the 2016 HORTGRO Science symposium, attendees scored water availability and climate change as the greatest future risks that […]

Agricultural water users to install water meters by 1 June 2017

Stellenbosch – The Department of Water and Sanitation has instructed agricultural water users in the Western Cape Water Supply System (Berg River/Theewaterskloof Dam system) to install water meters at all abstraction by 1 June 2017.

The notice, published in the Government Gazette in February, is based on the National Water Act no. 36 of 1998 […]

Hortgro Science | South Africa