‘Big four’ approach for maximum yield

The “big four” approach Joel Williams said Zimmer's discovery, known as the “big four” approach, focuses on building maximum sugar production and microbe support.

New drought insurance for livestock farmers

Standard Bank and Agri-Risk Specialists (AR S) have developed the R aindex Field insurance policy, a unique solution that promises livestock farmers protection against their greatest risk - drought.

Final Nampo roundup

Exhibitors' fears about the demo cancellation and losing customer contact were laid to rest at this year's Nampo show. In fact, more staff were available to deal with specific enquiries - with the range of hi-tech machines available, a one-on-one with an expert beats a glimpse of a machine as it heads up the field.

Aquazure: ozone-sanitised water

Cape Town-based Wassertec Ozone Systems manufactures a range of ozone-generating equipment for air and water disinfection and sanitation. Although its target market is primarily the industrial food and beverage sector, it also supplies a wide range of systems to the wine and bottled water industries. Chris Nel gets the low-down from Rudy Regenass of Wassertec about a new development.

From big to small, an implement for all

IT SEEMS THAT EVERY YEAR THE EXHIBITORS AT NAMPO CATER FOR A WIDER VARIETY OF FARMERS, growing a greater assortment of crops, some of which require very specialised equipment. There was also a greater selection of general-purpose tractors and implements at the show.

Avitourism: birds are a free attraction

Alongside natural vegetation, insects and small mammals, birds are the most underrated and underdeveloped resource in agricultural tourism on farms and game ranches. With skill and imagination and very little input, this resource can contribute significantly to the income of an enterprise.

Machinery entries good, despite bad times


Apples face a climatic countdown

Global warming might have a devastating impact on apple production in the Western Cape, Wiehahn Steyn from the Horticulture Department of the University of Stellenbosch said at the Cape Pomological Association's climate information seminar held recently in Stellenbosch. Issue date 15 June 2007

Enriching oxygen in incubators

Air Products launched its revolutionary Avilox® ­incubator oxygen enrichment system at the recent Avi Africa Poultry Expo 2007 at Gallagher Estate. Issue date 15 June 2007

Don’t shoot the Messenger – spray it on

The battle with vineyard pests has entered an interesting new phase with the product Messenger, a new weapon in the farmer's arsenal. Issue date 15 June 2007

Great minds think small: operating on a nanoscale

They will enable continuous remote sensing of products during production, processing, packing and distribution. Issue date 8 June 2007

Orchard sprayers: efficient in all conditions

The comprehensive range of agricultural equipment distributed by Northmec's national branch network includes Jacto spraying equipment, developed for high performance spray applications in orchards

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