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John Deere receives special mention at SIMA Paris

John Deere has received a special mention in the ‘Awards for Innovation’ at SIMA in Paris. Joe Spencer looks back on other milestones in the evolution of the tractor.
The Aerosem PCS seed drill.

Duplex Seed system from Pöttinger

Pöttinger has joined the ranks of planter manufacturers that promote the value of double rows in maize and other crops, says Joe Spencer.

Erdvark’s specialised ridgers

Erdvark manufactures rugged, specialised disc implements for cultivating new crops. Amongst its newer products are specialised ridgers that enable fruit and nut farmers to establish ridges for optimal tree growth.

New Holland acquires Kongskilde

The various brands involved in the deal include Kongskilde, Överum and JF, and represent a major extension to New Holland’s range of hay and grass equipment.
Tractor of the year 2017: Case IH Optum 300 CVX

Tractor of the year 2017: Case IH Optum 300 CVX

The 225kW Case IH Optum 300 CVX combines power, fuel economy and manoeuvrability, and was recently named tractor of the year 2017.
The Turnerland TL 8520-SH.

Turnerland: potato and onion harvesting equipment

Turnerland Manufacturing, a South African company, produces world-class potato and onion harvesting equipment. Joe Spencer explores its latest model.
Rotary cultivator

Implements for vegetable farmers

The first-ever national vegetable farmer’s day, attended by visitors from across the country, was held at the JSF farm in Gauteng. Joe Spencer was there.

Affordable, specialist equipment for small-scale growers

The recent vegetable farmers’ day in Bapsfontein exhibited a number of implements that can help small-scale growers to plant and cultivate vegetables more efficiently.

Falcon’s new flail cutter

Over the past 30 years, Howick-based Falcon Agricultural Equipment has proved that it can compete with the best in the world, especially when it comes to rotary cutters.

Northmec farmers’ day – tractors, implements and equipment

On-off rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of farmers attending the Northmec farmers’ day at the Baynesfield Recreational Club in KwaZulu-Natal. And judging by the number of orders secured, the...

Meet the MultiTasker

A new versatile cane fertiliser, designed and built in Pietermaritzburg, was recently demonstrated at Ocean Lodge Farm in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal.

Air seeders at a budget price

Forty years ago, Rick Brendon saw the potential for a small air seeder. Since then, Ndume seeders have been sold in many African countries.


FAO hosts fall armyworm workshop in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Southern Africa (FAOSA) is hosting a two-day meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the region’s response to fall armyworm (FAW). The meeting...

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