Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)

Farmer’s Diary

8 to 9 May, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo


The Cape Parrot Big Birding Day is an annual event aimed at saving one of South Africa’s most endangered bird species, the Cape parrot ( Poicephalu­s robustus). Volunteers in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo are encouraged to take part in the morning and evening activities, which involve counting Cape parrot numbers in the wild. This informatio­n will be used in research to help further protect this indigenous bird species.


Wor kshops and Expos 10 to 12 may

IPPS Annual Conference, Strand Beach Resort, Port Edward. Email or, or phone 021 982 2872.

19 to 21 July

UN Food Systems Pre-Summit, Rome, Italy. Visit food-systems-summit.

28 to 29 July

Aquaponics and Smart Greenhouse Technology Conference, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton. Email Connie Mamabolo at connie@mathematra­, or phone her on 011 862 4001.

Courses and training 7 to 9 may

Beekeeping, Honeywood Farm, Heidelberg. Phone Honeywood Farm on 083 270 4035.

8, 15 and 22 may

Introducti­on to Garden Design, Irene School of Garden Design, Irene. Visit gardendesi­

11 may to 4 july

EcoTracker Course: Animal Monitoring, Karongwe, Pridelands and Selati game reserves. Email Terry Gouws at enquiries@ecotrainin­

12 to 14 may

Broiler and Layer Course, Pretoria. Phone AgriSkills Transfer on 012 460 9585, or email

13 may

Cattle Pregnancy Awareness, Gauteng. Phone Lily Rothman on 078 546 7985.

13 to 26 may

Commercial Aquaponics, Ichthys Farm, Midrand. Email Itchthys Aquaponics at

19 to 21 may

Plant Production, Groenkloof, Pretoria. Phone AgriSkills Transfer on 012 460 9585, or email

24 to 27 may

Tilapia Farming Workshop, Muldersdri­ft. Email Clare Fincham at clarefinch­

27 to 29 may

Cattle Embryo Transfer, George. Phone Lily Rothman on 078 546 7985.

impor tanT Dates 10 to 11 may

Northern Cape Sheep Dog Associatio­n of South Africa Dog Trials, Upington. Phone Jas Liebenberg on 082 579 3861.

Email Prof Colleen Downs at

22 may

Hex Valley Heritage Farm Fair, Karoo1 Hotel Village. Email Melanie Esterhuyse at info@hexriverva­, or visit hexriverva­

22 to 24 june

Africa Agri Tech 2021, Sun Arena, Pretoria. Email Pula Dippenaar at az.oc.irga-acirfa@alup.

Cancelled 28 May to 6 June

Royal Show, Pietermari­tzburg. Visit

Pos tpone d 22 to 24 june 2022

(ORIGI NAL DAT E: 7 to 9 april 2021)

Agbiz Congress, Sun City. Visit

17 to 20 August

(or iginal date: 11 to 14 May)

Nampo Harvest Day, Nampo Park, Bothaville. Visit

11 to 14 no vember

(or iginal date: 25 to 28 marc h)

The Cannabis Expo, GrandWest, Cape Town. Email The Cannabis Expo at info@TheCannabi­


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