Extension Suite Online® Articles 2014

Value Chains and adding value to farm produce

Value Chains and Adding Value to Farm Produce

18 December 2014
Portia Maibelo

A value chain for farm produce is a map of all activities that fresh produce undergo from its raw state until it reaches the end-user or consumer. It is a tool to help identify opportunities for farmers to add value to their produce and benefit from higher returns. A value chain portrays the many activities involved in... Read more

The ESO Environment module

The Extension Suite Online® Environmental Module

09 December 2014
Juanita van Zyl

Environmental data on ESO is accessed by clicking on the "Regional Data" navigation tab and then on "Environment". To find the required information user start by entering their specific... Read more

Using Extension Suite Online to determine crop feasibility

Using Extension Suite Online® to determine crop feasibility

02 December 2014
Jantus van der Linden

Extension Suite Online® can be used by Extension Officers to assist farmers in the identification and selection of feasible farming options that match the characteristics and location of their... Read more

The ESO Pictorial Guides

The Extension Suite Online® Pictorial Guides

25 November 2014
Piet van Zyl

Animal protection is essential for an enterprise to be profitable and includes providing a safe and healthy environment for animals in which to live. It includes... Read more

Animal Protection and problem solvers

Animal protection and problem solvers

18 November 2014
Colleen J van Rensburg

Animal protection is essential for an enterprise to be profitable and includes providing a safe and healthy environment for animals in which to live. It includes... Read more

The ESO discussion forum

The ESO Discussion Forum

11 November 2014
Dr Roelof de Villiers

The Discussion Forum was launched on Extension Suite Online® during June 2012 and allows all Extension Practitioners in South Africa to share a common area on Extension Suite Online® where they may extend the learning... Read more

Agricultural infrastructure maintenance and updating on ESO

Agricultural infrastructure maintenance and updating on Extension Suite Online®

04 November 2014
Juanita van Zyl

Infrastructure can be defined as all those elements that play a role in the production and eventual selling of goods and services - therefore playing a significant role in the success of... Read more

The Extension Suite Online weed identification

The Extension Suite Online® weed identification problem solver

28 October 2014
Dr John Lapham

Once the first rains fall, numerous types of weeds emerge and grow amongst crops. Obviously it is critical to remove these weeds before they start competing seriously with the crop... Read more

Role of ESO in animal production

The role of Extension Suite Online® in animal production today

21 October 2014
Colleen Janse van Rensburg

South Africa accommodates a full spectrum of animal production systems in agriculture with many modern, highly sophisticated and intensive livestock systems existing alongside traditional pastoral and subsistence systems... Read more

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