Brief reflections on the recent rains over South Africa’s summer crop growing areas

Brief reflections on the recent rains over South Africa’s summer crop growing areas

We have seen a right mix of rain and sunshine in recent weeks across South Africa, which bodes well for all agricultural subsectors – field crops, horticulture and livestock. From my observations driving across some of South Africa’s regions these past few weeks, the crops look good from a distance. Also, conversations with farmers in various areas have been uplifting.

A drive across South Africa provides a window to yet another good agricultural outlook in 2021

A drive across South Africa provides a window to yet another good agricultural outlook in 2021

These past few days, I drove across the eastern regions of South Africa, observing the summer grains and oilseeds from a distance. It is beautiful and uplifting scenery out there in the fields – green and lush. The past few months’ rains have ensured that farmers complete planting on time and further provided conducive growing conditions for crops. The grazing veld has also benefited along with other agricultural subsectors such as the horticulture and wildlife industries.

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