AGRICULTURE NEWS - Large parts of the Western Cape are still not out of trouble after the 2019 rainy season, and will have to face yet another tough year. This was according to Jannie Strydom, the CEO of Agri Western Cape.
According to Strydom, the past winter rainfall season was below average, causing parts of the province to remain in the grip of drought conditions.
“With a winter rainfall season, which is practically over, and little prospects for more significant rain, the agricultural industry should prepare itself for another difficult season,” said Strydom.
He added that farm dams were empty, while pasture, especially in extensive livestock production areas, had not received sufficient rainfall to kick-start growth.