Innovation

Get the best ROI by protecting crops with agricultural net

A successful farm is not just a piece of land where crops are grown and animals are reared. A successful farm is a business that needs to consider input costs to profitably grow a produc...

28 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Thermal imaging, the saviour you need on your farm

Thermal imaging is not only for spies in action movies anymore. These days owning a thermal imaging device can save your life and possessions. Ultranexus are leaders in the field of t...

27 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Every braai is a breeze with the Braai Butler | Blue Swallow Catering

Blue Swallow has recently launched a product called the Braai Butler. This little, adjustable braai grid is small enough to wedge in anywhere when traveling but can still hold a kilogram...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Durable and elegant – Blue Swallow Catering brings unbreakable tableware solutions

Samantha Nothnagel, branch manager at Blue Swallow Catering in Centurion, tells us more about Blue Swallow Catering and what they have to offer. This company produces dinner plates, ...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Overcoming Agricultural Education Obstacles: Empowering Farmers to study on the Farm

For the past two decades, Agri Skills Transfer has stood as a beacon of excellence in agricultural training and skills development. With our practical approach to teaching, we have estab...

22 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

It’s functional, it’s affordable, it’s Blue Swallow Catering

Whether you are an avid camper who enjoys a braai, or if you own a catering company, or simply appreciate quality tableware that does not easily break or perish, Blue Swallow Catering ha...

21 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Knittex cares for the planet and so can you

Across the globe, there is a shift towards becoming more sustainable. Companies are finding ways to meet these criteria and help customers do the same. Knittex also believes in caring fo...

21 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Let your grain work for you with RSA Grain Storage Solutions

When it comes to storing your grain - put your profit in your own pocket! With RSA Grain Storage Solutions, your silo will pay for itself in no time.  RSA Grain Storage Solutions wan...

21 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Working at Drotsky you get a salary, AND a free lunch!

Quality, integrity, respect, cooperation, responsibility, safety, and social development. These are the values ​​that Drotsky stands by and on which they build their company.  At...

20 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

May the best robot win! Future Farming (a media enterprise) and World FIRA (International Forum of Agricultural Robotics) are hosting a competition to appoint the most promising agric...

14 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Celebrating sixty! Multiknit keeps aiming for the sky!

In 2024, Multiknit will celebrate their 60th birthday. To build up to this special occasion, it is worth looking back at the starting point for this brand, considering its remarkable ach...

13 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Keep your animals safe with Gallagher Fencing

Gallagher offers highest quality fencing solutions, whether you need to contain your animals or keep unwanted visitors out. Combining practical solutions and technology means that Gallag...

9 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Riken Electric Leads the way in offering specialised technical solutions

Over the past few years, power quality has deteriorated significantly in South Africa, resulting in increased power outages and various other problems including phase rotation problems. ...

7 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Drotsky makes heavy work lighter with the M100 hammer mill

Drotsky's M100 hammer mill is suitable for 1,2- to 1,5-meter round bales as well as large bales thanks to the 1,4-meter grinding chamber. The design ensures that the grinding chamber can...

6 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

See in the dark with Pulsar thermal products

Known for its high quality and excellent workmanship, the Pulsar brand offers high-end thermal products such as rifle scopes, monoculars and binoculars to farmers and hunters alike. A...

6 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Light up your building sustainably with Cablenet Electrical

Do you get a buzz when you hear words like “solar” and “renewable energy”? Then Cablenet Electrical will certainly send a whole electric current through you! Cablenet Electric...

5 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

AGT foods’ AgriCOTE seed coating saves input costs for farmers and promotes ...

AgriCOTE is a seed build-up that is mainly produced for the seeds of cover crops and grasses. “We developed this coating to improve the seed-to-soil contact farmers will have during pl...

22 Jan 2024 · < 1 min read

Pratley celebrates conservation contributions

Pratley Quickset® Putty is being used with great success to assist with inserting VHF tracking devices into the horns of rhinos in ongoing efforts to combat rhino poaching. The product...

17 Jan 2024 · 3 min read

Mahindra Scorpio-N: This beast is strong… and costs less than a stud bull

Since July 2023, the Mahindra Scorpio-N has been carrying the ProAgri team across South Africa to farm visits and auctions. Promising to be designed for true adventure, this Mahindra 4×...

22 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Ultranexus: The ultimate importer of world-class optics: See in the dark

Ultranexus has been an importer of night vision devices for more than a decade, attempting to fill the needs of farmers. Many were looking for an aid that could help them fight crime, es...

21 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Wood-Mizer sawmill line unlocks rubberwood opportunity in Liberia

A highly productive sawmill in Liberia is using Wood-Mizer technology to turn large diameter rubberwood trees that have reached the end of their latex production cycle into export qualit...

11 Dec 2023 · 7 min read

Ivorian timber processing company leads the way with Wood-Mizer 

A story is emerging of how one timber processing company in Ivory Coast is building a blueprint for Africa to use its timber resources better to create more opportunities and ensure incr...

11 Dec 2023 · 5 min read

Wood-Mizer leaps forward in the DRC 

Wood-Mizer is the sawmill brand of choice for sawmillers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Wood-Mizer’s association with the DRC goes back to 1987 when the first Wood-Mi...

11 Dec 2023 · 7 min read

The new Amarok, driving progress in agriculture

In the dynamic world of agriculture, where innovation and adaptability are paramount, having the right tools at your disposal can make all the difference. Volkswagen's Amarok range of...

8 Dec 2023 · 5 min read

Knittex quality means testing the limits to ensure reliability

Knittex is known for its high-quality range of shade netting across industries. To keep their name synonymous with quality, they have a list of stringent tests that every net must pass a...

7 Dec 2023 · 3 min read

Knittex ensures continuous quality with the melt flow test

The purpose of the melt flow test is to determine that the quality of the HDPE used in the manufacture of shade nets is precise. Because this raw material contributes to the strength and...

29 Nov 2023 · < 1 min read

Knittex DriZ: The only 100% waterproof shade net

The fabric undergoes a special process that makes it water-resistant. Knittex shade net receives a thin layer of HDPE over the netting that seals the underside of the fabric. The resu...

29 Nov 2023 · < 1 min read

Bamboo promotes conservation, forestry, and agriculture

Photos by EcoPlanet Bamboo Bamboo is not exactly a plant that is associated with South Africa's natural beauty or agriculture. But these days the plant is making headlines when topics...

28 Nov 2023 · 7 min read

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

Case IH Advanced Feed-rate predicts crop density The Advanced Feed-rate Control system developed for Case IH AxialFlow combines has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Innovation Awards,...

28 Nov 2023 · 10 min read

Take Knittex’s groundsheets on your holiday adventures

Are you ready for the school holidays? Grab your flip-flops, beachwear and sunglasses as you head outdoors, but don’t forget your gear! For camping or activities under the summer sky, ...

23 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 4: More than methodology needed

Habitat restoration can be done in a variety of ways that are well-documented and taught globally. But, although these restoration treatments are widely used, they are often not successf...

21 Nov 2023 · 8 min read

Rain or shine, this all-weather shade remains strong and vibrant

Whether you need to have protection from rain or cover your patio furniture from sun damage, you need a solution that can handle all kinds of weather challenges. Shade netting is a pract...

16 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

QUIZ: Which Brushcutter Is Best For You?

Whether you're a homeowner looking to maintain your garden or smallholding, or a professional with demanding landscaping projects, a brushcutter can make all the difference. However, cho...

13 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

AGI makes grain storage a joy for Modderbult Boerdery

Pieter Brits started farming with his father and now his son, Dawie, also farms with him. They farm with maize, soybeans, chickens and cattle. Two silos were erected within a record t...

8 Nov 2023 · < 1 min read

BSi Steel: Your steel supplier

BSi Steel is a reputable and well-known steel supplier in South Africa and beyond. With over three decades of experience in the industry, we provide a range of products and services to m...

2 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

AdCon Construction: For all your building and construction needs

Are you planning to build a home or property? Are you looking for reliable people to complete the project timely and effectively? AdCon Construction is the answer to all your building an...

27 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

APS – the answer to all your load shedding frustrations

A growing problem in South Africa is access to reliable and affordable electricity. This leads to farmers and South African citizens being forced to switch to alternative sources of rene...

26 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

IBCORR’s steel roofing

Hello, we’re IBCORR – a steel roofing manufacturer with two branches across Southern Africa, you will find us in Jet Park, Boksburg and Goodwood, Cape Town. For the past 10 years, we...

18 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

Farm without effort with Gallagher’s smart animal management devices

Gallagher understands the value of your farm and your livestock. They understand that you dedicate all your time and energy to your farm, and that is why they are your safety partner. Th...

17 Oct 2023 · 5 min read

Power up your Defence with Stafix JVA Electric Fence Energiser: Jumbo Range

The JMB series is the most powerful and feature rich electric fence energiser JVA has manufactured to date. This continues JVA’s push for technical superiority in terms of Monitored El...

16 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

Exciting News: Introducing the Ranger Series Monoculars!

We're thrilled to unveil the latest innovation from Pixfra – the Ranger Series Monoculars. Futurama, as a distributor and retailer of Pixfra, has always been committed to bringing you ...

13 Oct 2023 · < 1 min read

Problem Solving Bushes is the solution to bushing needs

Problem Solving Bushes, or PSB as the company is also known, is a leading manufacturer of polyurethane bushes for the automotive, agricultural and mining sectors. The business has been i...

13 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

Knittex nets withstand the test of time

Arno Vlok grows table grapes and stone fruit in outside Riebeeck-Kasteel near Malmesbury in the Western Cape. For the past 23 years he has been relying on Knittex nets to provide protect...

4 Oct 2023 · 5 min read

Zambezi Roofing and Steel – Where quality and service matters

Lusaka, Zambia is home to Zambezi Roofing and Steel, a steel supplier that takes great pride in its Zambian heritage and International experience. Their obsession with exploring new terr...

2 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

Revolutionary hail net guards grapes against the wrath of nature

One thing every farmer appreciates is to have a good relationship with his suppliers. Having a strong relationship means that you can reach them when you are in need, and that you can wo...

29 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Optimise your energy usage with Averge Technologies

Solar technology can be expensive, but there is good news! With the growing demand for solar worldwide, the price is starting to become more affordable.  "You need to understand your...

27 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Hail cannon vs Knittex net

The hail cannon test was designed by Knittex's team of experts because no machine could test what they wanted to see: Can Knittex's nets survive the large, heavy hailstones falling at a ...

22 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Knittex’s agricultural net holds! And it doesn’t run either | Burst test

The burst test is designed to assess the permeability of the net. The higher the result, the more difficult it is to make a hole in the material, unless of course, you use sharp objects....

22 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

How strong is Knittex-strong? The tensile strength test shows!

The Pull and Stretch test is designed to test the resistance and tensile strength of the net. This is done as follows: A set of samples is cut to test the material in the warp and weft (...

22 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Nextorch’s tough flashlights beat the dark!

No one can argue - an indispensable friend on any farm is a good, reliable, tough, strong flashlight that dispels the darkness to foil loadshedding, to see if thugs are stalking the home...

21 Sep 2023 · 6 min read

Honey I’m home: Turning wild bees into cash in Zimbabwe

Unemployed women in Zimbabwe’s second city are turning to nature to earn a living as they collect wild honey to sell in the country’s major cities. Honey has proved to be popular ...

18 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Rethink your footprint, one pot at a time

Mary Carr has always been aware of the impact humans have on the planet. She has empowered two young ladies from a rural township to also help reduce other women’s footprint on the pla...

18 Sep 2023 · 9 min read

Zimbabwe city women upscale urban farming

At a time when food insecurity is also affecting urban residents in Zimbabwe, some women are turning pieces of land into thriving agriculture plots, growing anything from maize to vegeta...

18 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Zimbabwe women fish for economic answers

Fisheries in Zimbabwe are providing women with livelihoods against odds brought by economic hardships, climate change, and competition from male fishmongers. Selling fish has long bee...

18 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Financial literacy in agriculture: Part 3

Financial literacy greatly increases the chances of success of an agribusiness. This of course begins first with an assessment and understanding of the immediate status of the business, ...

18 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Financial literacy in agriculture – Part 4

Knowledge of and application of financial terms or language is an ongoing process that requires continuous assessment and improvement. Not all terms are used in the everyday operation of...

18 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Marble Hall farmer tells: Knittex protects your crop throughout the wind and the w...

What exactly offers protection against both rain damage and on burning leaves? No, you are not hallucinating. These are all characteristics of the brand-new plastic-coated hail nets from...

18 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Zimbabwe’s urban farmers use social media to share advice

 Zimbabwe’s urban farmers who lack access to extension officers for farming advice are using social media to share tips and advice. Issues to be found among the discus­sions range...

15 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

Farming for the Future: Embracing the Green Energy Revolution

Although the original green revolution transformed agriculture by introducing new technologies that included new varieties of high-yielding cereals, chemical fertilisers, and mechanised ...

13 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 3: What are we talking about?

In the previous two parts of this series, we had a look at the impact humans have had on the environment during the past 100 years and how they have lost the spirit of a land ethic, whic...

6 Sep 2023 · 6 min read

Castrol interact with valued customers at the Festival of Motoring

Castrol is a household name that needs no introduction, but this brand is making sure that they remain unforgettable. From the nostalgic Boet en Swaer adverts that gained popularity at t...

5 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Apimondia focus: Best bottle of liquid gold

Clayton and Roxy Sanders-Perrin’s Wildflower Honey won a special award for what judges believe could be the best honey in the world at two recent honey competitions, namely the Cape Ho...

5 Sep 2023 · 9 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 2: In search of a lost ethic

Modern man has moved away from a clear commitment to a responsible land ethic. This conviction is expressed by Ken Coetzee of Conservation Management Services, in the revised second edit...

5 Sep 2023 · 7 min read

Snail production – Part 3: Housing systems for snails

One of the most crucial determinants of the success of a heliciculture project is the quality of housing. Properly constructed snaileries reduce the risk of disease, protect snails again...

5 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

GFP Machines provides premium woodworking machinery

GFP Machines has over 22 years of experience in the industry. They are the largest stockists of woodworking machines in Africa. Industrial workshops or woodworking factories can turn to ...

1 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Carmix offers mobile concrete mixing solutions

Carmix Concrete Solutions has a reputation for providing builders and individuals working on construction off-grid sites with reliable concrete mixing solutions. They are the approved de...

29 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Cameroon Sawmilling Success with Wood-Mizer

A very successful sawmill in Yaoundé, Cameroon grows their business even further with Wood-Mizer. Bois d’ Afrique SARL BDA is a profitable sawmill in Ahala outside Yaoundé in Came...

29 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

BSi Steel: For all your steel needs

The BSi Steel group is founded in 1985 and they have African operations and export departments as well. BSi Steel Lusaka Branch is based in the heart of Zambia, Lusaka. BSi is a steel ...

23 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

Building a successful business with Wood-Mizer in Ivory Coast

To get to the village of Yaou where Transchaines’ brush manufacturing division is located, you pass through Grand-Bassam. Lying on the Atlantic Coast east of Abidjan near the Ivory ...

23 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

M & H Packaging Buckets made from quality HDPE

M&H Packaging offers packaging solutions to farmers. The consistent improvement of both their technological prowess and production capabilities shows that M&H takes a proactiv...

18 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

M & H Packaging Egg Trays for egg producers

M&H Packaging manufactures quality egg trays for packaging eggs. M&H’s ability to produce packaging materials in-country has improved efficiency in Zambia’s industrial and...

18 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

M & H Packaging Feed Bags offers longevity and chemical stability

M&H Packaging facility is capable of producing anything from high-grade polypropylene granules to finished goods. They use a quality-enhancing component in production that shields...

18 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

M & H Packaging provides Yarn for sewing of feedbags

If you are a farmer, you might find that you are also in need of packaging materials. Thanks to M&H Packaging, there is a solution for every need. By making use of cutting-edge pr...

18 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

Building on the Heritage of Excellence: Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK Technology i...

Castrol consistently reignites its commitment to innovation, delivering exceptional performance to motorists worldwide. Reaffirming this was the unveiling of its latest breakthrough in e...

17 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

IBCORR Steel Roofing – Widespan Roofsheeting

IBCORR Steel Roofing's Widespan Roofsheeting is a game-changer in the roofing industry. With its superior strength and durability, it is the perfect choice for both residential and comme...

16 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

IBCORR Steel Roofing – IBR Roofsheeting

IBCORR Steel Roofing's IBR Roofsheeting is a reliable and durable solution for any roofing project. Its high-quality galvanised steel construction ensures long-lasting performance, even ...

16 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

IBCORR Steel Roofing – Corrugated Roofsheeting

IBCORR Steel Roofing's corrugated roof sheeting is a top-notch choice for homeowners and builders looking for durability and aesthetic appeal. With its unique corrugated design, this pro...

16 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

IBCORR Steel Roofing – Lipped channels

Lipped channels are a key component in IBCORR Steel Roofing systems, offering superior strength and durability. These channels are specially designed with a lip or flange along an edge, ...

16 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

IBCORR Steel Roofing – AfriLok700

IBCORR Steel Roofing's AfriLok700 is a revolutionary roofing solution that offers unmatched durability and strength. With its unique interlocking design, this product provides superior p...

16 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

Plantation farmers depend on Bonnox

Crops that take 25 years before they can be harvested have a long period of vulnerability and should therefore be properly protected. If this product is as valuable as timber, the planta...

16 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Know your Drotsky hammermill part 2

Using and maintaining a hammermill? There are two important things to keep in mind. First, you need to know what brand of hammermill you are using. Second, you need to which model of a p...

8 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Jungheinrich Lithium-ion battery forklifts improves productivity in South African ...

In a packhouse, there is no time to waste. If equipment stops working and needs to be charged every few hours, productivity goes down the drain. Luckily, Lithium-ion powered forklifts fr...

3 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

Combat soil erosion: ‘Malawi dumpy level’ set things straight

The Malawi dumpy level is a simple tool that can be constructed with local materials, which can be used to ensure that contour berms are cut exactly level. Ken Coetzee of Conservation Ma...

28 Jul 2023 · 8 min read

Apimondia focus: Bee conservation in Africa

Bee conservation was one of the seven themes presented at the recent Regional Apimondia symposium held in Durban, South Africa. Five bee specialists from different countries in Africa sh...

28 Jul 2023 · 8 min read

TeeJet Technologies: Do you know that Droplet Size Classification have changed?

The efficient application of agricultural sprays is essential for effective crop protection and desired outcomes. Hydraulic nozzles used for spray applications produce a range of droplet...

28 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

Veld fires and livestock: UP Faculty of Veterinary Science advises on animal treat...

Veld fires are common in South Africa, and according to local studies will increase in frequency over the next three decades. Farmers are emotionally and financially affected by fires, s...

27 Jul 2023 · 8 min read

Herb and spice production part 5: Challenges facing the spice industry

Herb and spice production may offer smallholders the opportunity to expand their production or boost their income. But this doesn’t mean there are no challenges. Just like any farmi...

27 Jul 2023 · 7 min read

Yara AllFarm, a digital platform shaping the future

Yara AllFarm is a digital platform consisting of an ecosystem that integrates and supports different internal and external components.   Bringing together… business, c...

21 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 1: Land deterioration, the bitter fruits o...

Humans have been modifying their environment for thousands of years. The earliest modifications had little impact, but as human numbers and ingenuity increased, natural resources were gr...

20 Jul 2023 · 7 min read

Farm smartly with Gallagher – Part one: Weighing scale for livestock

Gallagher Animal Management is a division of Gallagher Group Limited that specialises in electric fencing and animal management systems. The company offers a range of products and servic...

20 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Jungheinrich improves efficiency with less downtime in packhouse

Time is money, and any business needs to run efficiently, completing as many tasks as possible in the shortest time possible. That is why you need reliable equipment that will not stop w...

19 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

Carmix 4×4 concrete mixers mix up a storm in remote areas

Carmix South Africa is the African agent for Carmix Metalgalante’s mobile, self-loading concrete mixers. This European manufacturer produces a full range of mobile concrete batching pl...

14 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

Carmix South Africa has the self-loading 4×4 cement mixer you need

Cement mixing in rural areas has never been as easy with the help of Carmix's self-loading 4x4 cement mixers. The aim of these machines and the rest of the Carmix product range is to ...

11 Jul 2023 · < 1 min read

Suzuki South Africa once again at NAMPO 2023 and shows off the latest motorcycle m...

Motorcycle enthusiasts are excited about the two latest Suzuki motorcycles that were present at this year's NAMPO. These were the DL 1050 DE and the DS 250 SX. The DL 1050 DE has a ma...

11 Jul 2023 · < 1 min read

Textile industry: KARL MAYER GROUP keeps innovation at the centre of mechanical en...

The KARL MAYER GROUP is a mechanical engineering company that offers its own digital solutions in addition to a wide range of products and services in the textile industry. With its acti...

10 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

Weed control, preventive, chemical free – the permanent solution

Everyone knows the disadvantages of chemical products like weeds, fungus, insecticides and fertilisers on soil but without an effective alternative, the farmer remains dependent on toxic...

7 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

KSB Pumps and Valves Revitalises Its Workspace: A New Era of Collaboration

KSB Pumps and Valves, a leading provider of pumping solutions, is undergoing a major renovation of its multi-story building at Activia Park. The transformation aims to create a modern an...

7 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

As seed prices soar, smallholders in Zimbabwe turn to old ways

With prices of fertiliser and the staple maize seed soaring amid runaway inflation, some smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe are resorting to preserving maize seeds from previous harvests fo...

7 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Financial literacy in agriculture Part 2: Get to terms with the terms!

In S&P’s Global Financial Literacy Survey, African countries score the worst in terms of financial literacy in the world. The most financial literate country is Botswana at 51% and...

7 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Financial literacy in agriculture – Part 1

The agribusiness value chain is filled with various participants fulfilling unique and sometimes intersecting roles. They are all either producing goods or services for their customers o...

7 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Stuck in the past?

Monitor your livestock performance - with Weighscales and loadbars We are making the entire Weighing and EID system faster and simpler than ever before. Manage your animal weights ...

7 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Knittex proves it can handle more than 4 tonnes!

Knittex is a world leader in manufacturing textiles for the agriculture, civil engineering, industrial and mining industries. Its name is synonymous with quality and durability. In th...

6 Jul 2023 · < 1 min read

Karl Mayer Group introduces the RS 6 NET EL knitting machine

Karl Mayer offers a variety of solutions for the fields of warp- and flat knitting, technical textiles, warp preparation for weaving and digitalisation. The RS 6 EL machine was recent...

29 Jun 2023 · < 1 min read

ATS helps Africa grow through its legacy project

With over 20 years of experience in remote-site management, Allterrain Services (ATS) Inc forms part of Tsebo and is regarded as the first truly Pan-African Facilities Services-Group. AT...

28 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Knittex manufactures nets sustainably: reduce, reuse and recycle

Knittex products are made from high-density polyethylene. This is a specialised type of plastic used to produce a variety of products, including agricultural netting, making it more dura...

21 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

ALCO-Safe launches newest version of ALCONTROL, bringing simplicity and integrability

Leading provider of alcohol and drug testing equipment, ALCO-Safe, is proud to announce the launch of the newest version of their workplace alcohol testing system, ALCONTROL Smart Connec...

21 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Customer Day Done Right

Carl Hamm recently hosted a highly anticipated Customer Open Day, and it was a resounding success! We were thrilled to welcome nearly 100 customers to our event, making it a remarkable g...

15 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Castrol takes hands with MasterDrive to promote road safety

Castrol understands that the transport industry forms the veins of any society. Without it, no goods or supplies would make its way to where it is needed. Without transport, farmers woul...

13 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

A local brand that has stood the test of time

With its advanced automotive battery manufacturing capabilities, product expertise and extensive distribution network, AutoX offers reputable household brands to Africa and beyond. Its r...

12 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Knittex shows farmers at NAMPO: “This is why we are market leaders in agricu...

Multiknit, the holding company of Knittex, has existed since 1964. What started as an importer of textiles for agricultural use, now also manufactures 86 different products in their fact...

9 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

Enhancing agriculture with HeaviTech: your reliable partner for fertilizers, biost...

Welcome to the world of HeaviTech, your trusted companion in the agricultural industry. As an independent bulk fertilizer supplier and distributor of the renowned BioAge organic product ...

5 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Swartland Spuitpompe has the perfect sprayer for your farm

Swartland Spuitpompe started as a small business in 1991. “We started with the repairs and selling sprayers of another manufacturer. Now we design and manufacture our own sprayers and ...

5 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Simple grain cleaning solutions with Almaz Agro SA

Almaz Agro Africa has the machines every grain and seed grower need to process grain and seed. By making use of top technology that is simplified to require minimum maintenance and the m...

5 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Jerrycar Fuel Transfer Equipment offers diesel transfer solutions to farmers at NA...

Jerrycar offers farmers pumps, nozzles, pipes and meters. They also supply mobile diesel carts and stations. Recently, the company has also started to focus on mixing stations for dro...

1 Jun 2023 · < 1 min read

Plastic Ideas – Unleashing Colourful crates in agriculture

Plastic Ideas is a manufacturer of crates for all types of industries. They design and make all their own, custom-made moulds which they then supply. Their passion is the agricultural ma...

1 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Almaz Agro SA brings the RC1-64x Colour sorter from AMD to NAMPO 2023

Almaz Agro SA brings South African farmers the latest technology in grain processing with their range of machines. At the recent NAMPO Harvest day in South Africa, the Almaz Agro-team...

30 May 2023 · < 1 min read

Almaz Agro SA exhibits their grain processing machine at NAMPO 2023

Almaz, the grain cleaning and grain handling company provides farmers with various machines that help to process grains. The machines are all imported from the Ukraine. This particula...

30 May 2023 · < 1 min read

Shell supporting farm of the future campaign equips farmers with cutting-edge tech...

The “Shell Supporting Farm of the Future” campaign was launch at the NAMPO Harvest Day. This programme is all about introducing farmers to the latest and most innovative practices in...

29 May 2023 · 2 min read

Best bottle of liquid gold

Clayton and Roxy Sanders-Perrin’s Wildflower Honey won a special award for what judges believe could be the best honey in the world at two recent honey competitions, namely The Cape Ho...

29 May 2023 · 9 min read

Averge Technologies: The farmer’s provider of alternative energy sources

Several time every day, South Africa grinds to a halt due to load shedding and power interruptions. Nowadays, no business can perform optimally without backup power sources. The sun w...

29 May 2023 · 2 min read

M&H Packaging offers packaging solutions for Africa

Since its founding on April 26, 2011, M&H Packaging Industries Limited (M&H) has grown to become a major packaging distributor in Zambia. The factory, warehouse, and office bu...

24 May 2023 · 4 min read

JRM’s passage to success with Wood-Mizer

Hectorspruit-based JRM Pallets is investing in continued growth to unlock timber opportunities in South Africa and the region. In only a decade, the April 2022 commissioning of JRM's ...

24 May 2023 · 7 min read

True grit sees Botswana sawmiller succeed

A sawmiller from Botswana uses an entry-level Wood-Mizer sawmill to produce high-value custom furniture out of the iron-hard logs from that country. It was predestined that Robbie Jor...

24 May 2023 · 5 min read

Why you should choose steel for your agricultural buildings

Winterton Structural Steel has manufactured and erected quality, customisable steel structures for 17 years. If you are looking to erect farm buildings, the material you choose to bui...

22 May 2023 · 4 min read

BSI Steel: For all your steel needs

BSI Steel is the leading supplier of high-quality steel products. Founded in 1985, they have more than three decades of experience in the industry. Visit one of their branches today for ...

19 May 2023 · < 1 min read

Wood-Mizer Mirror – Sawmilling in Senegal

Welcome to friendly Senegal, where different languages, cultures, climate extremes, landscapes and a rich timber processing history provide the setting for a busy sawmilling sector in th...

15 May 2023 · 5 min read

GWM to attend NAMPO Harvest Day 2023

GWM will be participating in the upcoming NAMPO harvest day. “We will be revealing two new brands, TANK and ORA, and showcasing our commitment to sustainable driving” Conrad Groenewa...

15 May 2023 · 4 min read

Carl Hamm and Stüwa: Meet your water partners

Carl Hamm, a renowned supplier of high-quality pipe and pump equipment, partners with Stüwa, a leading manufacturer of well and borehole screens and casings, to offer customers innovati...

15 May 2023 · 3 min read

Rentech and Willard Batteries return to NAMPO 2023

Rentech Renewable Technologies and Willard Batteries are proud to announce their participation in the upcoming NAMPO Agricultural Show to be held from May 16-19, 2023, in Bothaville in t...

11 May 2023 · 3 min read

Knittex quality tests the limits to ensure reliability

Knittex is known for its high-quality ranges of shade netting. To ensure that every net meets the high-quality standards promised to the user, the nets go through rigorous testing throug...

5 May 2023 · 4 min read

Würth introduces the M-Cube range with ultimate versatility in power tools

The M-Cube range of tools from Würth is a set of equipment that was designed to work with the same battery. This means that one battery can be used interchangeably with the same battery...

3 May 2023 · < 1 min read

What going off-grid really means with Rentech

Everyone has an opinion or assumption about what going off-grid means. Unfortunately, many of these opinions are wrong which can lead to unrealistic expectations. The definition of ‘of...

3 May 2023 · 3 min read

SDE: Camera and video observation systems for rural and farm security

Crime threatens the lives of man and animal alike daily in South Africa. People who want to protect their families, livestock and assets must be resourceful to overcome these challenges....

2 May 2023 · 6 min read

Make harvesting easier with Peake Equipment’s detasseller

Peake Equipment created and build an 8 row detasseller, especially for Charl de Villiers, a farmer outside of Prieska in the Northern Cape. This machine is a whole new concept and Cha...

28 Apr 2023 · 2 min read

McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa

McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locat...

28 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Use data to optimise municipal water management

Municipalities across South Africa require more effective ways to manage their infrastructure, maintenance, compliance and billing. Previously, this would have been a big ask. But modern...

25 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

For Earth Month, an opportunity to support solar power and sustainable agriculture...

April 22 is Earth Day, and South Africans have a unique opportunity to support a project with a positive impact on the climate and environment, sustainable agriculture, economic developm...

21 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Treat yourself to the ultimate outdoor space!

After a long hard day out in the fields, there would be no better way to relax and rejuvenate than creating an outdoor oasis to enjoy a braai or a beer and reflect on work done and plan ...

14 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Africa climate crisis

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said: “Change is the only constant.” From time immemorial, the world’s climate has been changing. The global surface temperature first began bein...

13 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Equip your farm with Würth tools and consumables: It’s worth it!

History of Würth Würth is a family-owned business, that was founded by Adolf Würth in Germany in 1945. At the age of 19 years old, Prof Reinhold Würth took over the business from hi...

13 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Precision Optics at NAMPO

ATN was founded in 1995, and is today the leading Tech Optics company that is revolutionising our industry! We are very proud to be the market-leading manufacturer and developer of Ultra...

12 Apr 2023 · 8 min read

Come look at NAMPO 2023: BI shows their leading brands and agri expertise

Article supplied Leading supplier Bearings Interna­tional (BI) sees Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day from 16 to 19 May as an important platform to interact with customers, original equ...

11 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Kynoch: a product evolving connoisseur, feeding the nation

 Article supplied To be Yield Enhancing focused, Kynoch is proud to be innovative and to focus on new product additions, while still prioritising the fundamental principles of plant ...

11 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Solve your storage problems

SM Structures is proud to offer the finest steel framework available, customised to the specific requirements of each customer. Are you in desperate need of a quick and easy construct...

5 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Tech news: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

JCB debuts hydrogen combustion engine JCB is planning to unveil their brand new hydrogen combustion engine in March at the Conexpo 2023 show in Las Vegas as part of the Internatio...

4 Apr 2023 · 7 min read

Game ranching part 1: Water for game

Suitable land and sufficient water are prerequisites for a game farmer to be successful. “If a game rancher takes care of his veld, he takes care of the water resources,” says Ken...

3 Apr 2023 · 8 min read

Don’t let your assets go up in SMOKE: A brief look at fire management

Fire management is an important part of guaranteeing the safety of our property. Farmers are faced with the challenge of veld fires every year. The best they can do is to manage this dif...

3 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Farm management and planning: Part 1

BY LOUIS DE JAGER, KAMEELBOOM AKADEMIE, COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICAL FARMER TRAINING Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing any business. This is especially true for farms...

3 Apr 2023 · 7 min read

Greenhouses – Part 5: Greenhouses in aquaculture

One of the interesting aspects of agriculture is that, as researchers become more knowledgeable on production systems, the outcome can be achieved in a more efficient and effective manne...

3 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Tsebo Kenya’s farm-to-fork initiative reaps sustainable and refreshing benefits

Supplied by Tsebo Solutions Group This is how … As part of the Tsebo Solutions Group, Tsebo Kenya shares its parent organisation’s environmentally responsible ethos and commitment ...

3 Apr 2023 · 6 min read

Animal Management for Smart Farmers using Gallagher

Gallagher Animal Management is a division of Gallagher Group Limited, a New Zealand-based company that specialises in electric fencing and animal management systems. The company offers a...

30 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Tata International and John Deere offer financing solutions for your needs

Tata International collaborates with partners to offer financial solutions to facilitate our customers’ requirements, comprising the right equipment with integrated equipment purchasin...

28 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Carl Hamm & SICcast® offer innovative solutions for farmers

The agricultural sector has always been a challenging industry to work in, with farmers having to deal with harsh weather conditions and often needing to rely on heavy machinery to get t...

22 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Bearings International keeps the wheels of agriculture rolling

A vital aspect in keeping the wheels and cogs of the farming industry running smoothly, is bearings. A faulty bearing can cause farming operations to grind to a halt, but fortunately, Be...

22 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Plastic use in agriculture part 3

One of the key challenges that plastic use in agriculture presents is the process of its disposal. Plastic does not break down naturally, therefore if not handled properly, it can pollut...

17 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

African agribusiness Part 4: companies can still grow

They say that money makes the world go round, a statement which also holds true for agriculture. Every step in production requires some form of monetary use, thus agribusinesses are infl...

17 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Bacteria have a right to life: The importance of preserving the lives of beneficia...

Bacteria can break down pollutants and enhance soil fertility. In bioremediation research conducted by the Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology Research Group of the Agricultural...

17 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

What is warehouse racking and how Jungheinrich can help optimize your storage space

Warehouse racking is a system of shelving units that are designed to maximize the use of vertical space in a warehouse. This type of storage system is essential for businesses that deal ...

17 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

TERRAGRN’s agroforest in Mpumalanga to safeguard food security for current and fut...

The increasing degradation of land and forests in Africa is threatening food security, the environment, jobs and economic growth. TERRAGRN is joining forces with communities and society ...

7 Mar 2023 · 6 min read

SM Structures offers farm-smart decisions for your agricultural structures

Does a severe lack of farm buildings make you scramble to find space for your animals and equipment? These buildings could be used for many different purposes, each of which would make t...

2 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

AGT Foods Africa improve cover crop yields with AgriCOTE

AgriCOTE, a product offered by AGT Foods Africa, has revolutionised the way farmers plant their seed. The product protects the seed against soil and seed borne pathogens as well as helpi...

21 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Speedy deliveries of dry ice vital during the grape harvesting season

There’s nothing worse than going full steam ahead with harvesting grapes destined for the wineries and next thing you look, there’s no more dry ice! This is the reason why Dry Ice In...

16 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Makita cordless outdoor power equipment

Makita’s current outdoor power equipment slogan: “Live Green – Grow Strong” for their outdoor power equipment range, effectively captures Makita’s rich history as one of the wo...

13 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

ALCO-Safe supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories

ALCO-Safe (Pty) Ltd is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution, and s...

8 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

From silkworms to silk garments Part 2: How to raise silkworms properly

Obtaining silkworm larvae or eggs to begin your farm is the most essential step in the process of starting a sericulture (silk production) operation. In the second part of this series...

6 Feb 2023 · 9 min read

Beekeeping part 7: Pests and diseases

Bees are subject to pests and diseases, and beekeepers should be on the lookout for symptoms. In many countries beekeepers are required to register with the relevante authorities and in ...

6 Feb 2023 · 8 min read

AFB vaccine: A breakthrough in protecting honey-bees

The first vaccine for honeybees to prevent the fatal bacterial American foulbrood disease (AFB) has been conditionally approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...

3 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

The use of plastic in agriculture: Part 2

Humankind’s search for new materials to use within the agricultural value chain continues to evolve. The evolution is spurred by various factors that influence material choice, such as...

3 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Greenhouses part 4: Choose your plants

Greenhouses make optimum agri-production possible. However, this achievement is only possible if they are used properly, ensuring that the right plants are grown and conditions are set w...

27 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

JVA proudly introduces the Cloud Router App

The JVA Cloud Router™ App allows you to arm and disarm energizers, view your electric fence voltages, open and close relays through any Android or IOS device. The JVA Cloud Router™ A...

26 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Greenhouses part 3: An option for maximised production

The exploitation of greenhouses from their creation has contributed immensely to optimise agricultural production systems. Be it for fruit, nuts, crops, grain, horticulture, or herb prod...

9 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Plastic use in the agricultural sector

There is a growing demand that all agricultural industries take into account the environmental consequences of whatever process they undertake. One of the areas of concern is the use of ...

9 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Survival of bees depends on forage

Suitable forage is essential for the survival of honeybees. Strong, healthy bees are in turn needed to provide sufficient pollination for the country’s agriculture in general, and the ...

9 Jan 2023 · 8 min read

Kynoch and the company they are today

Named after its founder, George Kynoch, the Kynoch brand has been part of agriculture in Southern Africa for the last 104 years. The original company, known today as Kynoch Fertilizer...

5 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Shaft for Multilevel dewatering with Carl Hamm solutions

First, the shaft is set up with all its main gear. Next drilling cubbies are created. The electrical infrastructure is then installed before horizontal drilling is done. For more i...

27 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Greenhouses part 2: An option for maximised production

As the use of greenhouses spreads over Sub-Sahara Africa, it is more than paramount to ensure that the artificial climatic conditions created are optimally maintained. Not only does s...

22 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Wireless Water Monitoring with Gallagher

Gallagher gives you a better view of your water. Keep an eye on your tank levels with wireless water monitoring that gives you certainty of how much water you have available. It ha...

22 Dec 2022 · 4 min read

Waatic elctronic control system gives you more control of your sprayer

The Waatic system is a smart spray solution specifically designed for orchards that easily integrates with your sprayer. It enables you to take more control of the spray in the sprayi...

22 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

5 Steps for Better Maize Silage

Step 1: Planning It is never too early to plan your silage-making process. Early and proper planning will not only help you to avoid certain potential challenges, but will also provide ...

21 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Farming in South Africa & Africa: Aquaculture, aquaponics the way forward

A conference on new and advanced techniques in aquaculture, aquaponics, and hydroponics was presented in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch from 22 to 24 N...

21 Dec 2022 · 9 min read

Silkworms to silk garments Part 1: Mulberry tree cultivation

Sericulture is the process of raising silkworms to get raw silk and is the topic of this series. The feed that an animal is given to sustain its growth and reproductive potential is t...

21 Dec 2022 · 8 min read

P23 Protective Coatings

A need for a durable waterproofing product, that has bonding and elastic qualities, was identified by the proprietor in the late 90’s. After extensive experimentation, the first app...

20 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Turnkey borehole ground water abstraction with Carl Hamm

Drilling a borehole, mineshaft or well into the soil is not that simple. There are many variables on site to be considered. Some of these are the level of the aquifer and the water qu...

20 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Create a shaft for multilevel potable water abstraction facility with Carl Hamm so...

First, the shaft is set up with all its main gear. Next drilling cubbies are created. The electrical infrastructure is then installed before horizontal drilling is done. For more i...

13 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Use Castrol’s liquid engineering to protect and extend the lifespan of your agricu...

With the right technology, oils and lubricants can help support the agricultural sector, by helping farmers to identify the right lubrication for tractors, help to better maintain valuab...

9 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Carl Hamm CHPPS Batching Applications

Dealing with batch applications means that everything needs to run smoothly. That is why you need a solution partner you can rely on. That is why you need Carl Hamm. For more infor...

6 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Engineering ingenuity with Carl Hamm and STÜWA

Boreholes are vital for deep soil water extraction. Much like everything else on your farm, taking care of your borehole will ensure that it takes care of you. That is why you need quali...

5 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Dry Ice International brings freeze branding solutions

Freeze branding is not new, it is a method of identifying cattle that goes back decades. Whether identifying animals is done for legal requirements or simply to make farm management easi...

2 Dec 2022 · 8 min read

Interest rates and agriculture

Interest rates greatly influence the efficiency and effectiveness of productivity for farmers, especially smallholder farmers that rely on capital they have to obtain against their colla...

30 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Integrated Turnkey Pumping Solutions from Carl Hamm

Integrated turnkey pumping solutions start with the correct pipes and connections. These are connected to the pumps. More sections can be added across the area that needs to be draine...

29 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Electrical start-up methodology comparison op pump control from Carl Hamm

To prevent a surge to the motor, and pressure from building up in the column, the soft start controller jolts the machine, limiting the inflow of an electrical current. This relieves ...

22 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Industry vehicles can achieve fuel savings of up to 3,75 %* with new Shell FuelSav...

New triple-action formulation of Shell FuelSave Diesel cleans even more thoroughly than before to help improve fuel economy and recover power in heavy-duty engines. Shell Commercial F...

14 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Carl Hamm offers water solutions: STÜWA borehole riser pipes and well screens for ...

Boreholes are vital for deep soil water extraction. Much like everything else on your farm, taking care of your borehole will ensure that it takes care of you. That is why you need quali...

14 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Fighting a thorny issue

Two businessmen of George in the Southern Cape have tackled the thorny issue of invasive, alien cactus species that are adored as garden plants, but which are seriously threatening to de...

14 Nov 2022 · 9 min read

Raise bore services and cable installation from Carl Hamm

Starting with a raise-bore pilot before finishing the drill, the surface support is then added and base plates are installed. Next, the pipes are then fitted and secured. The ZSM cabl...

13 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Carl Hamm delivers turnkey solution of AMD abstraction

Acid mine water is a disaster that is wreaking havoc in the depths of mines across South Africa. It is an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen. By abstracting this dangerous li...

10 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Safe mineshafts conversion for water abstraction with ZSM systems from Carl Hamm

Redundant mines have an environmentally friendly solution with the ZSM riser pipes from Carl Hamm. Now you can use them for safe water abstraction. Look at how easy the installation o...

9 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Hot Tank Summer for JoJo

As South Africans prepare for what will be another sweltering summer, present and future JoJo Tanks owners can be rest assured that their tank has been engineered to resist the ravages o...

8 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Renewable energy for farms

Self-reliant farms, the 21st-century utopia for most farmers, are what farm operational activities are slowly moving towards. These are systems that depend less on outside sources when i...

4 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Waste water treatment: Trapsuutjies makes a difference

Trapsuutjies is an environmental initiative owned by Susan Botha, who formerly worked at CapeNature. The name Trapsuutjies literally means ‘tread lightly’ and is the Afrikaans word f...

4 Nov 2022 · 9 min read

Greenhouses Part 1: Choose greenhouses for maximised production

As the adverse effects of climate change increase result in destruc­tive weather conditions that affect the agricultural sector, there is also an increase in agricultural participants i...

4 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Trewirgie Timber drives successes further

Orange is the colour of success for KwaZulu-Natal-based Trewirgie Timber. The flourishing farming enterprise relies on an orange-liveried Wood-Mizer sawmill line at its Orange Farm Sawmi...

2 Nov 2022 · 7 min read

BI celebrates its 65th anniversary with solid growth and expansion

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) grew its countrywide distribution network by four branches this year alone and is looking to add a completely new complementary business unit...

31 Oct 2022 · 7 min read

Getting the most out of your FAW tipper

Tippers are one of the true workhorses of the commercial vehicle industry, carrying heavy loads in conditions that are less than ideal. Every load represents money, making a reliable veh...

26 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Save money with EV Global’s electric golf carts

With the constantly rising fuel price, it may be wise to get an electric car from EV Global. EV Global is South Africa’s biggest independent electric transport business since 2009. “...

24 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Small-scale organic rooibos farmers become climate smart

‘The Suid Bokkeveld is where my heart lies, with the farmers who share this beautiful landscape. They are very keen to learn new things and one of the woman farmers told me she will ne...

24 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Take care of your skin with JUSTBLiSS natural products

Taking proper care of your skin is something that goes beyond taking showers and avoiding the sun as much as possible. It also has to do with the quality of the products that we use to k...

21 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Climate change and farming in Sub-Saharan Africa

There was once a time when weather patterns were stable, and the effect of destructive weather patterns was not a great threat; a time when farmers had a more than 70 percent guarantee t...

19 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Measure your livestock performance with Gallagher’s scales

Gone are the days of guesswork over animal performance. Gallagher Animal Management’s livestock scales give farmers Immediate, accurate, and easily accessible information. It provides ...

19 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Is Africa ready for artificial intelligence?

In a world of rapidly changing technology and creation of more efficient systems, manual labour is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and with this conception of new technology, the ap...

17 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Carbon sequestration: Putting carbon back into the soil

The need to put carbon back into the soil where it belongs instead of being released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming, is very real. There is no ti...

17 Oct 2022 · 9 min read

SIMcontrol puts reliable SIM card management back in your hands

In this day and age, reliable network connectivity is critical when you operate a farm. Your pivots, pumps, and fleet of tractors all need to connect to the Internet and share data to th...

10 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

No job is too big, or too small, for an Aquadam Fire Tank

In September 2021 a veld fire broke out in the Free State. According to an article by SABC News, more than 25 000 hectares of agricultural land have been destroyed due to veld fires. ...

7 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Weighing smartly

It has been said that data is the new oil. That’s certainly true of the agricultural environment where farmers are increasingly using the power of data and data analytics to make bette...

7 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Bearings International gains attention at Cape NAMPO with Smart washer

Bearings International (BI) remains the one-stop shop for all your bearing and lubricant needs on tractors, pumps and machines. With their new warehouse in the Western Cape and their hei...

3 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

How drones and robots could help feed the world

Outside, drones fly overhead, keeping an unflinching eye on crops and cattle, while driverless tractors plough the fields precisely and robots methodically gather the harvest. Meanwhile,...

29 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Bushwakka is the outdoorsman’s dream at Cape NAMPO

If you are looking for a compact off-road trailer or camper, look no further than Bushwakka 4x4.  Bushwakka aims to build the lightest, toughest and best off-road camping trailers in...

28 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

The ultimate in luxury camping – Bushwakka

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors and camping? If so, Bushwakka is the company to go to for all of your needs and wants related to the great outdoors. "If you are in the ma...

28 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Soil research equipment from Van Walt South Africa

It goes without saying that the welfare of your soil is intrinsic to agricultural health because when soil is healthy, it provides the nutrients and moisture crops need. A healthy soil c...

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

The energy solution: Rentech, your ultimate renewable energy provider

Part of the AutoX family, Rentech was established in 2001 as a dedicated provider of renewable energy products and services. With a focus on supplying local and selected African markets,...

6 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Farmers prefer Bonnox

Game poaching is an enormous problem in the Lowveld and a large portion of a game farmer’s security expenditure goes towards his first line of defence – the fence around his farm. ...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Water Wise farmers build earth dams: Part 8- Connecting an earth wall and a weir, ...

In this last article of our series on dam building, we wrap up the last few, but very important points that you should consider when building an earth dam. Connecting an earth wall an...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Water Wise farmers build earth dams: Part 7 – The core of the dam and construction...

The core must consist of the densest available material at the site, such as clay. The material must be moist and well compacted or rolled in thin layers of uniform thickness. If the cla...

31 Aug 2022 · 9 min read

Water Wise farmers build earth dams – Part 6: Dam wall designs

In this article we share a collection of cross-sectional dam wall designs for different scenarios. We also look at polypropylene as a sealing material. [caption id="attachment_4018"...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Effective water harvesting techniques part 3

In a natural catchment area, rain and run-off water will always flow downhill and collect in a body of water such as a stream, a river, or a dam. Man-made catchment areas follow the same...

31 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Effective water harvesting techniques: Part 2

Don’t let rainwater run away; use these techniques to effectively collect water from your own roof. Usually, large roof surfaces are equipped with gutters and down-pipes. These feat...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Water wise farmers build earth dams: Part 5 – Construction factors of a dam wall

A dam wall may seem to be a simple construction, but when you are dealing with the incredible force that water exerts, you have to be very careful with your calculations, building proced...

31 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Effective water harvesting techniques Part 1

A valuable, crucial asset for any farmer is water. Every drop of water should be coveted and fully utilised. The term ‘water harvesting’ generally refers to the collection of rainsto...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Stop lightning from destroying your borehole pump

The consequences of a blown borehole pump are catastrophic and far-reaching. Added to the initial financial outlay of up to R60 000 to replace a pump are the effects of not being able t...

31 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Healthy bacteria in aquaponics systems can save the world

Healthy living begins with healthy eating. The social media rave about superfoods, warns about allergies that may be caused by poisonous substances, promote eating habits without sugar a...

31 Aug 2022 · 8 min read

Farming hygiene practices can help protect the agricultural value chain

Despite the pandemic and a contraction in some sectors within agriculture, 2020 was a good year for the South African agricultural sector which experienced a 13.1% annual GDP growth rate...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Waterwise farming: Flowers can bloom in the desert

“We want to prove that agriculture can succeed in harsh conditions and then we can replicate this concept elsewhere,” says Christopher Kahle, Managing Director of Shalom Farm outside...

31 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Fight fires the clever way with Stafix Security Centres

The first thing to know about thermal cameras is that they operate differ­ently from regular cameras. Regular daylight cameras and the human eye both work on the same basic principle. V...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Reinke offers solutions for Africa: Meet the new Engine Driven Mini Pivot

The pivot still reigns as king in the irrigation world, but limited access to a reliable power supply, or expensive electricity and inadequate water pressure often prevent farmers from t...

30 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Ctrack Crystal makes bespoke agri solutions even easier to use

Keeping pace in today’s digital world is now more relevant to the Agri sector than ever before. With the monitoring and allocation of various assets in the field, utilising a digital p...

26 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Build a sheep farm with Bonnox

Intensive and meticulous planning preceded Ian Wyeth’s move from the town to the farm to take up sheep husbandry. One of the solutions that accompanied him was Bonnox. “For years,...

26 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Building a Greener Future with SPECK

SPECK is an industry leader in filtration and circulation in South Africa. We are committed to the innovation of sustainable products that support greener living and responsible environm...

25 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Krypton Security Systems, your early warning system…

Every day, there are more and more violent home invasions, robberies, and farm murders in South Africa. This is because unemployment is so high that it is luring thousands of people into...

24 Aug 2022 · 7 min read

Technopol Southern Africa, leading manufacturer of Expanded Polystyrene

Technopol Southern Africa (Pty) LTD, established in 1993, is a leading manufacturer of Expanded Polystyrene (LiteCel™ EPS) products and solutions primarily for insulation and construct...

23 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Alpha Damme (PTY)Ltd

Alpha Damme was established in 2020 during the “Hard lockdown” that was enforced by the Covid Pandemic. Even though we are only 2 years old as a registered company, we have years of ...

19 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

National Safe is more than just an investment

The manufacturing and distribution company, National Safe, has an extensive national footprint. This company has a wide range of products used by all of Africa’s leading companies. In ...

17 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Growers save millions in input costs thanks to comprehensive sustainability solution

Over the past three summer rainfall production seasons, an innovative alliance has given growers access to sustainable crop solutions, technical expertise and extremely favourable commer...

17 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Twigg Furniture grows from farm start-up to busy workshop

An entrepreneurial farmer and son team has built a flourishing artisa­nal furniture and timber ware company with a Wood-Mizer LT40, ingenuity and artistic flair. Based in South Africa...

17 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

A lady’s touch in urban farming

For most people, suburban life represents an escape from the hustle and bustle of high-rise buildings, traffic jams, parking fees and high food costs in central business districts and to...

17 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Erect a fence in a jiffy with Bonnox

Nowadays, the condition of a farmer’s fence is equally important to that of his sheep. Therefore, Johan Venter, part-time sheep farmer and broker from Middelburg, quickly erected a fen...

17 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

The hidden benefits of strip grazing: Profit from pasture

Ask any progressive farmer what the benefits of strip grazing are, and inevitably, the first answer will be: “It reduces wastage.” True, it does. By restricting the quantity of grass...

16 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) show provides the perfect ground for national, regional, and international companies to advertise their products and services to increase bra...

15 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

The Awareness Company: Innovation in agriculture and the tech industry

Technology has continuously proved to be an asset that a farmer cannot go without. It helps solve real-world problems in innovative ways. The founders of The Awareness Company witnessed ...

15 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Teamwork makes the Gallagher dream work

Technology that serves the farmer is critical to streamline the farming enterprise, but a farmer also depends on a reliable team that can assist him with product queries, advice and taki...

5 Aug 2022 · 6 min read

Erosion control in Malawi part 5: How to deal with flat, bare areas

Erosion is caused when a lot of water runs over bare soil. Soil usually becomes bare because of overgrazing, which is caused when a farmer keeps more livestock than the land can support....

29 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Gallagher – Your Security Partner

Gallagher understands the value of your farm and your livestock. They understand that you dedicate all your time and energy to your farming and therefore they are your safety partner. Th...

28 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Knittex NAMPO 2022

With the help of science, innovative light manipulation and UV management, photo- selective colour netting creates an environment that can be manipulated into optimal growing conditions ...

27 Jun 2022 · 3 min read