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Greg Miles – Digital farmer

Technology integral to global food production

According to Absa’s senior agricultural economists Wessel Lemmer and Ernst Janovsky, who recently addressed the Absa Agribusiness round table in Centurion, technology will play an increasing role in food production...

Darting game by drone with fighter-pilot accuracy

Potchefstroom company Haevic, has recently developed a drone that can be used to dart game.

A GPS tracking device that ensures peace of mind

The GT300 is a live web-based personal GPS tracking device that is ICASA-approved and can be purchased and used without a contract.

Angus Buchan’s new app

Farmers and fellow Christians who follow Angus Buchan will be pleased to hear about the new app released in March this year called ‘Uncle Angus’.

A top-of-the-range caller ID that’s easy to use

CallApp caller identification and call blocker is a free app available for download at Google Play (Android), Itunes store (Iphone) and callapp.com. It is regarded as the world’s largest and...

Taking farm sales to new heights

As mentioned before in this column, unmanned vehicle systems or drones have become extremely popular among farmers.

A Kiwi farmer on the pros of wireless dairy farming

North Waikato dairy farmer Tony Walters says that wireless technology can now be used to prove that New Zealand dairy farmers are farming in an environmentally sustainable manner.

A few useful WhatsApp basics

WhatsApp was launched in 2009 by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum. In February 2014, Facebook purchased the app for US$19 billion (about R280 billion).

Getting a head start on farming robotics

On 7 May, the first-ever AgBot (agricultural robotics) competition was held in the US on Gerrish Farms, one of the oldest family-owned farms in Indiana.

Broadband alternatives to DStv

Internet connectivity has improved significantly throughout the country in recent years, opening up a range of entertainment options.

Setting up a Facebook account

Facebook can be daunting for those farmers who say they were born BC (before computers). However, it’s an excellent way to share ideas with other farmers and stay in contact...

A new app for sharing files over cellphone networks

Sending or sharing files over the Internet or cellphone networks can be a tedious affair, especially with a poor rural network connection.


Record production puts pressure on global grain prices

US grain and oilseed prices traded slightly lower during trade in the first week of August as global forecasts predicted a record global grain crop.
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