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    The farmer who trusts Pannar, trusts a true lifelong friend

    The farmer makes sure he does everything correctly every season – preparation of the seedbed, fertilizing, planting, combatting weeds, pest control, irrigation, fighting diseases . . . right up to the final act of harvesting. But, while this diligent farmer focuses all his attention on this year’s production, he has true friends who are already […] More

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    Meet the Starke Ayres stalwarts (and the season’s debutantes)

    Pouring rain could not dampen enthusiasm for the Starke Ayres farmers’ days on their experimental farm at Bapsfontein. Deep mud prevented a hike through the lands, but all their products could be inspected in a large exhibition in a huge marquee tent. Farmers and product specialists could mingle, see, feel and discuss. ProAgri also visited […] More

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    Protect and multiply the fruit of your labours with Drape Net

    Sunshine is imperative for fruit production; however, unmitigated merciless rays from an African sky can deal the promise of a healthy export crop a serious setback. The same goes for an unexpected hailstorm, which can transform a promising yield into feedstock for the mampoer still. Permanent net structures may provide a solution, but it is […] More

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    John Deere: It is all about the people out there

    It is people who eat the food produced by the farmers. It is people who buy and sell the equipment. And it is the John Deere people who make a difference and ensure that green remains the colour of quality and good service in the world of agriculture. Eddie Schüler – Business Development Officer of […] More

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    AfriKelp mines health from the sea

    The sea hides many treasures.There is one, however, which is not hidden but very conspicuous because of its vibrant colour – the red and brown sea bamboo found in only a few locations in the world’s oceans, of which one is the southern region along the South African West Coast and in the Gansbaai/Hermanus area. […] More

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    Farmers buzz about Timac Agro plant nutrients for maximum yields

    By Tisha Steyn Cereal, vegetable and fruit farmers in the Overberg cannot stop talking about the advantages that Timac Agro’s plant nutritional and other products holds for them. Many farmers attended the first Timac Agro information day at Kam’Bati on the shores of the Breede River near Swellendam. Roullier Timac Agro South Africa is an […] More

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    Improve pecan nut harvests with the World Focus philosophy

    “I really appreciate the World Focus view,” says Herlu Smit of Boomplaas near Jacobsdal in the Western Freestate. “They do not pester you to peddle their product – their aim is to improve the health of the soil on your land, which will result in eventual higher production. There is a great truth in the […] More

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    ProAgri’s maize cultivar name series – PIONEER® leads the field with new maize cultivars

    The first seed company in ProAgri’s series of maize seed names is PIONEER®; a well-known name in the agricultural environment. In 2012/2013 PIONEER® introduced a new naming system for their maize cultivars to enable the farmer to recognise at a glance what could be expected of each cultivar. The numbering ins and outs of a […] 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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    Maize cultivar names: From poetical to practical

    Romantic, descriptive names added atmosphere to the maize farming industry in the good old times before hybrid seed – when a yield of four or five tonnes per hectare was regarded as abundant and when a farmer could sustain a large family on 200 to 300 hectares. It is understandable that today, no maize farmer […] More

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