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Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

AS the dry season approaches in many parts of South Africa, farmers need to ensure that silt is not limiting the volume of water...

Drones – friend or foe for your business?

THE rising popularity of drones and their rapid adoption for commercial use is largely due to the ever-expanding number of applications that these unmanned...

Mine proven desilter makes successful farm dam debut

A large Northern Cape farming operation recently moved to drip-irrigation to conserve water. This required cleaner water from its dams – a challenge that...

Compact tractors boast better productivity, lower cost of operation

PRODUCTIVITY and total cost of ownership are two key parameters of importance to every farmer when making decisions to acquire farming equipment. That’s according to...

Nylon ball and check valves for harsh agri applications

NYLON ball and check valves designed and developed for irrigation and agricultural applications have been introduced by Incledon, a provider of fluid conveyance products...

Sweet recognition for young Eshowe sugar farmer

ESHOWE sugarcane farmer, Simon D’Aubrey has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year award for 2019. The competition...

Will macadamia farmers go nuts for cheaper floor grating?

STEEL grating manufacturer Andrew Mentis and engineering consultants Endecon Ubuntu have joined forces to come up with a cost-effective custom solution for the macadamia...

Resistance thermometer for harsh conditions

INSTROTECH is now offering Kobold’s TNK resistance thermometers, that it says are particularly suitable for monitoring the temperature of diesel engines, thanks to their...

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SOPA – good news for auto industry but ‘thin on detail’

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Fuel price hikes bad news ahead of winter crop plantings

By Paul Makube IN just over a month’s time, farmers will be preparing themselves for the onset of the winter crop planting season. Farmers planted...

Awards to showcase Covid-resilient EC exporters

ENTRIES have opened for the annual Exporter of the Year Awards and this year the focus will be on showcasing exporters’ achievements despite the...