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Katydid ecology in vineyards

Katydid ecology in vineyards

The aim of this study was to contribute knowledge towards the formulation of an integrated pest management program, as well as an appropriate monitoring system.   Introduction Katydids (“krompokkels”) are considered minor pests in vineyards of the Western Cape...
Responding to climate change

Responding to climate change

Climate change, increased seasonal variability and limitation of available water resources, have increased pressure on the production of table wines, and could continue without effective adaptive strategies. The question is how exactly is climate in the Western Cape...
What was the impact of the 2017-18 drought? – a case study using FruitLook data

What was the impact of the 2017-18 drought? – a case study using FruitLook data

In this article, the impact of the 2017-18 drought on the Western Cape agricultural sector is assessed using satellite-based data products available via FruitLook.   Introduction Three dry winters in a row caused Western Cape dams to drop to record low levels....