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    John Deere rewards staff for service excellence

    “Never make an excuse for your success,” was the advice given by Jacques Taylor, managing director, John Deere South Africa, to this year’s victorious team at the annual John Deere prize giving. The annual gala occasion was first held a number of years ago to acknowledge the firm’s top technicians who have to provide technical […] More

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    LEMKEN says: Thank you a thousand times:

    “We are thankful to those farmers who grasped the value of combination cultivation and the Lemken way of soil preparation, and capitalised on all the advantages of the LEMKEN way of doing it,” says Karel Munnik, Manager of the German manufacturer’s South African office. The 1 000th LEMKEN, since the establishment of the local office […] More

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    Plant pecans and leave rich pickings for generations to come

    180 years. That is for how long a pecan nut tree can yield its rich annual nut crop. With an expected productive life that long, today’s investment for the future of your children and children’s children deserves to be given the best possible sendoff. Hardus du Toit, senior technical officer of SAPPA (the South African […] More

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    Aquaponics 5 – From biology to hardware

    Last month we focussed on the bacteria system as the crucial element in aquaponics to form a complete ecosystem with the fish and plants. It is very important for an aquaponics system to remain in balance to create optimal conditions for health and growth. The system is in balance when the ammonia released by the […] More

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    Orthman strip cultivation: The way to go for a bright, profitable future

    “The Orthman 1tRIPr strip cultivator is not a machine – it’s a mind shift in cultivation.” Henk and Riana migrated two years ago from the Springbok Flats in Limpopo to Reitz in the Freestate Riemland to embrace a completely new life and farming style on the farm Vredefind (Finding Peace). Henk says he’s had the […] More

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    Easy-to-operate Ocmis irrigators lead with water efficiency

    Ingenious water usage in South Africa has never before been as important as at present. The drought of the past years has left its mark and all farmers have once again realised how important it is to use water efficiently. Ocmis travelling irrigators, marketed by Irrigation Unlimited, offers irrigation farmers all the advantages of long […] More

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    The Niubo T-Max just love cleaning up pruning waste

    “After cleaning up 250 ha you cannot even see that the blades of the Niubo have done any work,” says Alwyn Dippenaar of LA Grape Farms near Augrabies on the Orange River. The 1,5-meter Niubo T-Max has been working since April to make child’s play of clearing up the loppings and other dry material in […] More

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    Control plant pests with Amazone’s UF mounted sprayers

    “Select the crop sprayer that suits your farming style,” is the advice of Dewald te Water of the farm, Schurvekop near Bethal, to farmers who experience problems with plant pests. For his own use, he chose the Amazone UF 1801 rear three-point hitch sprayer combined with the FT 1001 minor brother mounted on the front […] More

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    Dow AgroSciences – the maize grower’s friend

    It is expensive to plant mealies. Therefore farmers who want to make a profit, know how important it is to give every mealie grain the best possible opportunity to germinate, root and then develop to its full potential. However, weeds are the enemy of the young maize, an ever present threat ready to invade the […] More

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    CLAAS makes child’s play of world mowing record

    Like a hot knife through butter – that is how the CLAAS DISCO 1100 RC mower conditioner moved through the lucerne fields to beat the world record for lucerne mowing in eight hours by a big margin. This attempt took place on 1st July this year on Mesbergen Farms, Colorado, USA, where Tate Mesbergen entered […] More

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    Valtrac: Bale better with the new Kuhn LSB 1270 DX big pack baler

    When you need to quickly load a lowbed with bales, you need a big pack baler that knows its work. The Kuhn LSB 1270 DX that Hendrie Hills from Brits bought from Valtrac took his feed production business to a higher level. “Bales can now be transported more economically, because they are compacted to a […] More

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    PIONEER® Weigh and Win 2018: Irrigation soybean winner is . . . a lady!

    “I did not want to enter as it was the first time that I planted soybeans. However, my seed agent convinced me. I did not know anything initially but I learnt as I proceeded,” says Elize Schutte of Klipdrift, Potchefstroom. With her first time soybean growing Elize also became the first woman to win a […] More

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