Machinery & Equipment

Lely takes the lead again

A harvesting machine should provide high quality roughage and also work as an efficient forage transport wagon – the new Lely Tigo XR excels at both jobs. Joe Spencer reports.

Horsch in South Africa

Terratill Implements, the exclusive distributors of Horsch equipment in Africa, recently hosted its first farmers’ day. Joe Spencer reports.

Seen at the Show

The number of exhibitors displaying agricultural machinery and equipment at the Pietermaritzburg Royal Show continues to increase. Joe Spencer reports.

Some interesting developments

Nampo once again lived up to its reputation as the place to introduce new ideas and new technology. Joe Spencer reports.

Cultivating & planting

A wide variety of locally manufactured and imported cultivating and planting equipment was on display at Nampo. Joe Spencer reports.

Something from everywhere

As Nampo shows, when it comes to agricultural equipment, there’s a whole world to shop in. Joe Spencer reports.

Proudly South African

Local manufacturers compete successfully with international brands, especially when knowledge of local conditions affects the efficiency of machinery in the land. Joe Spencer reports.

Interesting inventions

The 2012 Boerepatente Kompetisie at the Nampo Harvest Day provided some answers with real commercial potential. Joe Spencer reports.

Ploughing a new furrow

In partnership with Grain SA and BKT, Tubestone presented a very successful introduction to competition ploughing at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day show. Joe Spencer reports.

Planters for CA farmers

Precision planter and air seeder specialists Theebo Tech showed more innovative planter concepts at this year’s Nampo Show. Joe Spencer reports.

Value for money

Older readers will recall the days when fruit and veggies, selected individually and placed into brown paper bags, were bought not only for flavour, but more so on price. In...

Seen at Bien Donne

A huge success, the 2012 Agri Cape Week showcased a wide range of agricultural equipment and attracted exhibitors from the global arena. Keith Grieve reports.


pumpkin fly maggot damage

Watch out for these common vegetable pests

Pests are an ongoing threat to vegetables, and need to be controlled effectively and timeously to prevent damage to the crop.

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