Innovation

Five reasons to choose Multiknit

They are a worldwide company Multiknit International is a focused marketing division, supplying all Multiknit products to more than 65 countries worldwide. They have 12 different...

19 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

Agroforestry part 1: Introduction to agroforestry

Many parts of Africa are experiencing food insecurity, declines in farm income, land and soil degradation and the loss of biodiversity. Climate change is worsening the situation, especia...

18 Jul 2024 · 7 min read

Place your seeds precisely with Case IH’s Early Riser planter

Case IH was once again present at Val Farmers Day this year and introduced their 2120 Early Riser planter to farmers. “We are very excited to see how this precision planter stands o...

18 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

VIDEO: Case IH 6150 Axial Flow-harvester

Kobus tells more about the specifications and unique features of the Case IH 6150 Axial Flow harvester. The harvester's standard rotor is 76.2 cm (30 inches) wide and 274.32 cm (108 i...

17 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

Empowering communities with the proudly South African Microcare 100KW mini-grid

In the realm of sustainable energy solutions, Microcare, a South African innovator, has unveiled its latest marvel: the locally designed and manufactured modular 100kW Mini Grid. Thi...

16 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

Steyr tests hydrogen fuel cell concept Austrian tractor manufacturer Steyr is testing a hydrogen fuel cell-powered tractor based on an adapted version of a 4140 Expert CVT. It is a j...

14 Jul 2024 · 7 min read

VIDEO: Kynoch Fertilizer Innovative Plant Solutions

Kynoch brings innovation straight to the farmer. Whether you need plant nutrition solutions, precision farming solutions or agricultural advice, the Kynoch team is there to help you ...

13 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

Gundle API helps you get the most out of your crops with their plastic products

Choosing the right plastics in your agricultural business is of the utmost importance, whether it is for dam liners, bale net wrap or grow tunnels. The right plastic products can help yo...

12 Jul 2024 · 4 min read

VIDEO: How to: Downloading trip data from your motorscope | Nist Control Systems

Erwin Stigter demonstrates in this video how to download trip data from your motorscope. The most important thing is that you have power and a programmer. [embed]http://www.youtube...

12 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: How to: Callibration of rotorscope and app functions | Nist Control Systems

In this video, Erwin Stigter explains how to callibrate a motorscope. All new motorscapes are Bluetooth-enables, which makes it easier and safer to callibrate. [embed]http://www.yo...

12 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: How to: Sequencer settings | Nist Control Systems

In this video Erwin Stigter shows how the sequencer works and how the settings on it can be adjusted. The sequence is what happens when you switch on the power. Erwin demonstrates in...

12 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: How to: Setting scheduler functions | Nist Control Systems

After your controller is set, you can then proceed the scheduler.  This is exactly what Erwin Stigter demontrates in this tutorial video. The scheduler is another name for a timer. ...

12 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

Why shadeports beat other roofing options

Vehicles are expensive and nowadays they are even quite clever, but they cannot protect themselves against damage caused by the sun and other weather conditions like storms or hail. It i...

11 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

VIDEO: These knives make the cut! | Kentmaster

Producing quality meat products relies on quality machinery and Kentmaster is a world leader in terms of meat processing equipment. Navigating the complex procedures can be challengin...

11 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

Preserving beauty: The unfading excellence of Multiknit’s Colourshade

At the heart of Multiknit’s Colourshade resilience, lies its construction from virgin high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a material known for its strength and resistance to weathering. ...

11 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Use nature to keep the lights on: Power Africa shows you how

With electricity prices constantly rising and an unreliable electricity network, consumers are looking for new long-term solutions. "It is especially in the agricultural sector where ...

10 Jul 2024 · 4 min read

Choose Multiknit for affordable and aesthetically pleasing shade net

Multiknit’s shade net is truly like having your cake and eating it too! Their shade net has the perfect balance, being affordable and looking good as well. When it comes to creating...

10 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Quality matters: Here is why you should invest in Multiknit shade net

No one likes wasting their money. When you buy a product, you want to buy it with the certainty that it is what you need, with the quality you need. This is why it is important to inv...

10 Jul 2024 · 2 min read

SARO brings mechanisation to emerging- and small-scale farmers

The SARO team from the Kabwe Branch conducted a highly successful farm mechanisation demonstration at Kafinda village in Kapiri. This event, funded by the European Union, was part of our...

10 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Take a step towards comfort, durability and protection with Wayne’s superior quali...

Wayne has been Africa’s gumboot specialist for over 80 years. Since 1940, no other manufacturer has supplied more industrial and safety gumboots into the African market. Wayne Safet...

8 Jul 2024 · 2 min read

Do not let your crop flop! Use SpectraNet by Multiknit

In agriculture, “throwing shade” has a whole different meaning to the way it is used in pop culture, but it is just as important. Shade nets play a crucial role in manipulating light...

2 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Multiknit: Get the best shade net for greenhouses and nurseries

In the ever-evolving agricultural and horticultural farming industry, maximising crop yield with precision farming while ensuring plant health and protection is of utmost importance. Mul...

2 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

Multiknit has the best for your crops: Leave the pests for the rest…

There is nothing as frustrating as knowing you have a lovely, girthy potato, or a succulent, juicy tomato growing in your garden, only to realise that pests have beaten you to the eating...

2 Jul 2024 · 3 min read

VIDEO: BSi Steel: The best deal in quality steel.

BSi Steel offers a wide range of services and products including universal beams, tubing, light sections, roofing, wire rods, and fencing. Furthermore, their services include cut and ben...

1 Jul 2024 · < 1 min read

ACTOM Kenya secures key contracts and eyes several growth areas in the East Africa...

Since opening its Low-Voltage (LV) manufacturing facility in Kenya in July last year, electrical equipment and services supplier ACTOM has identified several growth opportunities in the ...

25 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

VIDEO: Turn the darkest night bright with the Acebeam flashlight | Ultranexus

Ultranexus Acebeam flashlights represent the pinnacle of illumination technology, combining unparalleled brightness with advanced features tailored for both every day and tactical use. ...

24 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

Fitment4Africa and friends have everything for your 4X4

At Fitment4Africa's NAMPO 2024 stand, you could find everything you need to make your 4x4 vehicle look impressive. The company sells and installs accessories for your engine hood, nud...

24 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

A robotic dog that autonomously waters plants A group of tech enthusiasts in Italy known as B-AROL-O has developed a robotic dog that autonomously tends to plants by activating an onboa...

14 Jun 2024 · 7 min read

Kentmaster: The butcher’s best friend

Producing quality meat products relies on quality machinery and Kentmaster is a world leader in terms of meat processing equipment. Navigating the complex procedures can be challengin...

14 Jun 2024 · 4 min read

VIDEO: Power up with SAW solar panels

Water is life. This is especially true on a farm where crops need to be irrigated. One bad crop can mean the downfall of an entire farm and its people. Unpredictable conditions like unre...

13 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

VIDEO: Standard Bank secures your future

Brendan Jacobs, Head Agribusiness SA, says: “It is such a privilege for us as Standard Bank to be involved at NAMPO 2024 once more. It is the 56th year of its existence and we have bee...

11 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

ARCOTHERM air heaters – boost output yield and product quality – plug-and-pl...

Air heaters are useful in many areas of the agriculture sector. Applied Heat Pty Ltd, based in Johannesburg, now extends its range capability for its well established ARCOTHERM range of ...

10 Jun 2024 · 4 min read

Acebeam flashlights here to brighten your night!

Acebeam flashlights represent the pinnacle of flashlight technology, combining unparalleled brightness with advanced features tailored for both every day and tactical use. Renowned fo...

10 Jun 2024 · 6 min read

VIDEO: World-class pumps in the heart of South Africa | CRI Pumps

CRI Pumps was already established in 1961 in India. Today they are in 120 countries! This company does everything itself. From the metal melting to the final product, it is all their o...

6 Jun 2024 · < 1 min read

Roksol Pty Ltd: Pioneering solar project management for a sustainable future

Roksol, a leading solar project management company and a subsidiary of Rock Powerline Electrical, a trusted leader in electrification, reticulation, distribution, construction, metering,...

4 Jun 2024 · 4 min read

Shell reinforces commitment to sustainable agriculture at NAMPO 2024

Farm of the future “From a fuel perspective, we launched a product called Shell fuel safe diesel. This is a diesel product for the future. With it you can save about 3,75% of fuel com...

3 Jun 2024 · 2 min read

Export citrus travel in style … thanks to Forest Timber

Citrus season is around the corner, which means that things are about to get zesty! Whether you are a producer of lemons, limes, grapefruit or oranges, if it is a citrus fruit, it is ...

3 Jun 2024 · 3 min read

Choose your adventure with Suzuki SA

Suzuki South Africa is a brand well-known for their reliable cars, motorcycles, and boats. “We were very busy at NAMPO and the weather was amazing,” says Jaco Viviers from Suzuki ...

31 May 2024 · 4 min read

Give your systems a “pump” start with Nist Control Systems

“My parents started the company, so I have been working here from a very young age. I have been working here full time since 1997.” This is the kind of expertise and involvement you ...

30 May 2024 · 3 min read

John Deere – The Future of farming today!

John Deere customers will be the most Profitable, Productive and Sustainable with the John Deere Precision Ag solutions. The value of John Deere Precision Ag lies in its innovative te...

28 May 2024 · 4 min read

AgriCAD land rollers roll over any obstacle

Ruan Jonas, marketer and international sales representative at AgriCAD, talks in this video about their top implements. The grain chaser bin have been a classic seller at AgriCAD. The...

28 May 2024 · < 1 min read

National Milling is growing in leaps and bounds! | NAMFEEDS

Sven Pihlblad is the General Manager at NAMFEEDS in Zambia. In this video he explains why NAMFEEDS is the answer to all your milling questions.  National Milling is a worldclass mill...

27 May 2024 · < 1 min read

The essential role of lubrication in agricultural machinery

Ensuring peak performance of farm equipment Envision a vast expanse of farmland, where tractors, implement, and combines tirelessly till, plant, and harvest,  to the agricultural out...

17 May 2024 · 4 min read

TECHNEWS: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

CNH expands network connectivity using satellites CNH and Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s best established integrated satellite and terrestrial communication networks, is e...

13 May 2024 · 7 min read

Multiknit knitted fabrics, easier to transport and install

Living in a rural area can sometimes be frustrating. Smaller towns do not always have the right products and transporting products from larger metropolitans can be expensive. If you a...

13 May 2024 · 3 min read

AgriTech Expo Zambia shapes the future of agriculture for Zambia and neighbouring ...

More than 18 000 visitors poured through the gates of AgriTech Expo 2024 in Chisamba, Zambia, all eager to learn of the latest developments in agriculture. The organiser, DLG Agricult...

13 May 2024 · 3 min read

Zimbabwe’s agriculture statistics dilemma

Since the beginning of the year, numerous reports confirmed that 2024 is a drought year for Zimbabwe after the failure of large swathes of crops across the country. This was weeks bef...

13 May 2024 · 5 min read

JUSTBLiSS Naturals: Make time for yourself again

JUSTBLiSS are natural beauty products for your face, body, and hair. The owner, Ansulene Prinsloo, only uses natural products. She started JUSTBLiSS in 2020 after she decided to invest i...

10 May 2024 · 6 min read

SARO will shock you with their solar solutions

SARO made waves at AgriTech 2024! Kafula Kawibwi is the SARO Assistant Sales Engineer. She explains why their inverters are simply the best. You can use these inverters as back-up or ...

10 May 2024 · < 1 min read

Keep an eye on your assets with Crystal by Ctrack

In the rapidly evolving sector of agriculture, efficiency and sustainability are paramount. Developed by Ctrack, Crystal is a cutting-edge platform that offers a comprehensive suite of t...

6 May 2024 · 4 min read

Gallagher’s MBS6500i Multi Powered i Series Energizer: A new era of electric fencing!

The need for battery and solar powered products is increasing by the day. This is exactly why you need Gallagher’s MBS6500i Multi Powered i Series Energizer. This off-grid power sys...

5 May 2024 · 3 min read

Marketing is a piece of cake with Agri4All

Agri4All is a platform designed for all things farming!  This is an easy, one-stop marketplace with all your suppliers and products. It is perfect for farmers or suppliers. Livestock...

29 Apr 2024 · < 1 min read

John Deere’s SMART solution for Africa!

Introducing a groundbreaking initiative! Just over a year ago, John Deere, in collaboration with our innovative SMART model, embarked on a pioneering financing program to empower farm...

25 Apr 2024 · 2 min read

Get the job done with Unique Welding’s Thermamax TITAN welding helmet

The wait is over! Unique Welding is excited to finally announce the launch of their Thermamax TITAN Adjustable Solar Helmet! The fact that this incredible helmet range comes with a ch...

24 Apr 2024 · 3 min read

Blue Swallow Catering: It is rare to have a steak plate like this!

"At Blue Swallow, we take pride in providing personalised service and catering to the unique needs of our customers. We are grateful to our diverse client base for inspiring us to contin...

24 Apr 2024 · 3 min read

BSi Steel has the best deal (for you!)

“Customers all over Zambia think they are receiving a good deal but are getting ripped off.” This warning comes from Michael Mukuka, Senior Sales Representative of BSi Steel in Lusa...

23 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Research to drive agricultural sustainability in Zimbabwe – FAO

As Zimbabwe continues to seek ways to maximise its agriculture production, agencies are calling for more research to assist farmers to adopt sustainable practices. In a recent update, th...

22 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Erosion control: Old tyres to the rescue

Old rubber vehicle tyres are super useful for controlling soil erosion in natural rangelands. Nobody likes the look of old vehicle tyres on a landfill or dumped somewhere in a backyar...

19 Apr 2024 · 6 min read

Managing water sources is key to water security

Everything needs water. You do not need to be a farmer to know this. Small-scale to mega farmers, emerging farmers to seasoned growers, everyone understands that crops need water to grow...

17 Apr 2024 · 7 min read

The new Armormax Defence TAC6 is versatile and unrivalled

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC6 to the world: a groundbreaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for this class of vehicle. So why the need for a six...

17 Apr 2024 · 3 min read

Say goodbye to shallow solutions: Rainbow Reservoirs is the only way to go

Water, tanks, storage … if these words sound like something close to your need, you should be introduced to Rainbow Reservoirs. Established in 2003, this company has proven that it ...

16 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Agri4All – Assisting your business to excel!

If you, like most South Africans, are on your way to NAMPO 2024, you need to make sure your marketing is up to scratch. The best way to ensure that you reach peak audiences, have eye-cat...

16 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Stand out from the crowd at NAMPO with ProAgri

NAMPO 2024 is around the corner!  Marketing may seem daunting at times, but with ProAgri it doesn't have to be! We capture, edit and distribute your content for you, which leaves you...

15 Apr 2024 · < 1 min read

To weigh is to know: Enhance livestock performance with Gallagher

Photos: Livetrack SA Weighing is the way to keep track of your livestock's performance. For that, a reliable scale is needed. Livetrack offers you reliable Gallagher scales of the hig...

10 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

With Forest Timber you don’t go down, you go timber!

For the love of timber “Timber is in our hands, our bones, our blood.” This is the heart and soul of Forest Timber. They strive to do all things timber with love, passion, and exper...

10 Apr 2024 · 4 min read

Power your way through any challenge with Xolar Energy

Xolar Energy (Pty) Ltd was established to source and develop renewable energy projects for the residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial solar photovoltaic market. This forms ...

3 Apr 2024 · 2 min read

Why is steel so important to society?

Steel products are integral to modern civilization, underpinning the infrastructure and technology that shape our daily lives. At its core, steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, but it c...

28 Mar 2024 · 2 min read

URI-SA vehicles go where the road doesn’t even lead to

Are you looking for a vehicle that is sturdy and can tackle any terrain with ease? Not only does URI-SA have the vehicle for you, but they can also customise it according to your specifi...

27 Mar 2024 · 9 min read

B & V Shade Netting: We’ve got you covered!

When you invest in B & V Shade Netting and Awnings, you are investing in more than twenty years of experience in the shade netting industry. This company’s products have a diver...

15 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Agri4all.com brings buyer and seller together

Tired of advertising? We'll do it for you! If you want to sell your agricultural products, you may have already considered listing sites. A listing site works almost like Facebook's mark...

8 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

How West Africa is building resilience against climate change

According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), changing climate conditions in West Africa a...

7 Mar 2024 · 3 min read

Lead the way Forward – Innovative solutions to power your future

April is a critical period in the seasonal cycle of South Africa's agriculture. Traditionally, this month corresponds with summer and winter crops' planting and harvesting periods. Produ...

6 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Get the best ROI by protecting crops with agricultural net

A prosperous farm is more than just a plot of land.  It’s a complex business venture that requires careful consideration of input costs, timing, and protecting of assets, namely your ...

28 Feb 2024 · 2 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