Technology

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

Fendt Vario tractors grow slowly but surely

The Fendt tractor brand is relatively unknown in South Africa. The only enthusiast that I know of is Manfred Wild, formerly of the Tala Valley in KwaZulu-Natal, who has farmed vegetable crops with Fendt Tool Carrier models. Fendt is one of the market leaders in Germany where it has more than 17% of the market.
Issue Date: 30 March 2007

New farming technology impresses top SA producer

Casper and Estie Badenhorst recently visited the EIMA Exposition in Bologna Italy. The visit was part of a sponsored study tour to Italy, which was the prize Casper won for achieving the Farmer of the Year award.
Issue date:23 March 2007

A mighty Challenger for the top-end tractor market

The new Challenger four-wheel-drive articulated tractors made their European debut at this year's Sima show in Paris in March. The four tractors in the MT900B series range from 320kW to 425kW (459kW with power reserve) and are currently leaders in the power competition at the top end of the agricultural tractor market.
Issue Date 16 March 2007

Improved versatility leads to better performance

Since its introduction in 2005, the success of the Falcon side discharge mulcher, and the keen interest and assistance of users has led to some major improvements in the versatility and performance of this unique implement.
Issue Date: 9 March 2007

Weed out pests with precision

Following on the award received for best overall professional equipment at the Four Oaks Agricultural Trade Show in Macclesfield in the UK in 2006, the German company Mantis® ULV-Spreuhgeraete GmbH's Mankar® weed control systems elicited great interest at the Bien Donné Expo at Paarl in the Western Cape in November last year. Issue Date 23 February 2007

Smarter tomato harvesting

The largest - and what some say, the smartest - three-row tomato harvester has made its debut on the agricultural scene. Joe Spencer describes this impressive implement with its nine pumps that run 38 hydraulic motors to operate various functions. Issue date: 23 February 2007

Born in 1831 but still going strong

Cyrus McCormick's invention of the first successful mechanical reaper in 1831 revolutionised harvesting productivity. Issue Date:16 February 2007

Extracting water from thin air and sunshine

With the WaterMaker and a power source, hospital-quality water can be produced from atmospheric moisture, writes Robyn Joubert. With solar energy, it can be available in the middle of the desert, and is currently being used by US troops in Iraq.

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