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    What’s up? Agricultural technology news from around the world

    (Image by wbcsd.org) Crowdfunding asked for all-terrain electric tool carrier A British company called EMotive has turned to crowdfunding to take its prototype zero-emission electric tool carrier to the pre-production stage ready for demonstration and production under licence. Known as the Scarab, the vehicle can be fitted with both front and rear linkage/pto, and the […] More

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    Save with Shell lubricants

    My vehicles run smoother, there is less friction, less wear, less maintenance and the price is right. That’s why we use Shell lubricants.” Johan Dreyer, Workshop Manager of the Mahela farming enterprise in the Letsitele area does not play with words when it comes to his reasons for using Shell products. He is just as […] More

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    Make crop protection a song with the new MF 9330

    “I wonder what my father and grandfather would have said if they could see it,” says Johan Landman of Volksrust. The “IT” is the spick and span MF 9330 self-propelled sprayer which has arrived to boost the ranks of the Massey Ferguson team serving the JaJoLa Boerdery. Crop protection can now be an exact, quick […] More

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    Valtra and Kuhn grab the honours in baling races

    “Wheat straw does not bale the same as ordinary hay. It reacts differently,” says Devin Dedwith of Valtrac. “The character of the straw changes in the course of the day as it dries and then and becomes gradually smoother.” However, this did not prevent Devin from winning the Farmspace Formula 1 baler competition in the […] More

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    Valtra keeps going

    On a vegetable farm, planting and harvesting are a never-ending story, because every day is market day. After 100 mm of rain in a few days, however, it can be quite a muddy challenge to move around in any field with a tractor drawing heavy loads. “Not for our Valtra tractors,” says Robért Venema of […] More

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    John Deere high-tech obsoletes farming by instinct

    “A farmer’s active farming life spans approximately 40 years and, during this period, he has to make something like 140 very important agricultural decisions in every seasonal year. This means he has 40 opportunities to improve his farm-tech”. The above is the philosophy of Nate Heinrich, John Deere’s Manager: Precision Agriculture, Product Marketing and New […] More

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    People must eat

    The ProAgri Media Group welcomes the fact that the President has clearly defined agriculture and food supply as essential services to be maintained during the period of lockdown. It enables us to continue with our daily activities. The steps announced by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 will only be effective if everybody […] More

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