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    SOIL: The farmer’s most important asset

    By Martiens du Plessis, Soil Scientist, NWK Limited & Prof Cornie van Huyssteen, Lecturer: Soil Science, University of the Free State ProAgri Zambia acknowledges Grain SA for the use of this series which originally appeared in Afrikaans in SA Graan/Grain. Soil does not form by chance, but as a result of the influence of climate, […] More

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    Make more from your crop

    By Theresa Siebert, Petrus Britz, Pr Eng and Agrelek This month we discuss the different products you can produce from soy beans in detail. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, who made their series available to the readers of ProAgri Zambia. Soy beans Soy beans dominate the world oilseed production […] More

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    Spray to protect your crops

    Compiled by J Fuls (Pr Eng) The mechanics of a pump is very interesting and consists of the basics on which most spraying mechanisms function. It is therefore beneficial for a farmer to know how it works. This month we look closely at nozzles and pumps. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in […] More

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    Land Rover Discovery kicks compromise into touch

    By Dirk Gallowitz, dirkgallowitz@gmail.com Pictures by Richard Wiley Land Rover has enjoyed a long association with rugby at the highest level and after spending a couple of days with the All-New Discovery, I suspect the association is rubbing off as the Ukbased manufacturer has produced a new model that kicks compromise into touch at almost […] More

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    Zetor: The perfect tractor for Zambian farmers

    Prompt action is vital for any farming operation. Soil preparation, planting, haymaking, and even manure removal cannot wait… and for all these important tasks, the farmer needs a dependable, affordable tractor – like Zetor. Just after the Second World War, a tractor was born in the former Czechoslovakia. In those days, there was a desperate […] More

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    Turner turns potatoes into profit

    With the grain industry stuck in a controlled price environment, more farmers in Zambia are diversifying or switching to other crops to optimise their income. Planting potatoes may be your production solution, but be sure to use the best equipment developed in Africa for Africa. Turnerland Manufacturing on the West Coast of South Africa was […] More

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    ETG offers the products, support and know-how to advance farmers

    The exciting activities of a new farming season are taking shape in our beautiful country, Zambia. Wherever you go, you can see farmers bustling to get all their inputs right for another successful season. In this process all farmers are firmly supported by ETG Inputs Zambia Limited, a private sector company which provides agricultural inputs […] More

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    Seed Co is your all-in-one seed solution

    As a research and development company involved in seed production, processing, distribution and marketing, Seed Co Zambia is a major role player in the Zambian agricultural sector. Seed Co’s products include certified maize, hybrid and other seeds such as wheat, soy beans, sorghum, sugar beans, groundnuts and vegetable seeds. Seed Co Zambia is a subsidiary […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    Thorough planning is the key to success and since a lot of money is invested in the design of production systems, it is important to think it through properly. Look before you leap. This month we start with the design of your sheep farming operation. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South […] More

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    Protect your precious possessions with Bonnox

    One’s possessions are important to you because building up and amassing something in life is hard work. When your possessions are also the source of your income, only the best protection is good enough. At El Shaddai Stables just outside Carletonville in South Africa, André van Zyl made sure his daughter, Amanda Johnstone, and her […] More

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    SOIL: The producer’s most important asset

    Martiens du Plessis, Soil Scientist, NWK Limited & Prof Cornie van Huyssteen, Lecturer: Soil Science, University of the Free State ProAgri Zambia acknowledges Grain SA for the use of this series which originally appeared in Afrikaans in SA Graan/Grain. Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot […] More

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    AgriFocus takes a close look at the 2017/2018 maize season

    by AgriFocus Agronomist The future for maize remains difficult to predict, and this uncertainty applies especially to commodity prices. Prices remain volatile, and yields are variable. However, there is one certainty, and that is the problems we experienced last season will most definitely be around to plague farmers again this season. However, the experience and […] More

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