Engineering News | Agricultural Engineering http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/agricultural-engineering Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:34:29 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 App monitors spread of FAW in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/app-monitors-spread-of-faw-in-africa-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493448 1533535817 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000742205_resized_cropfailurebloomberg20171022jpg.jpeg PEST ARMY The invasion of the fall armyworm is threatening the food security of 300-million people in Africa 511 287 OLI South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oli-south-africa-2018-08-10 Creamer Media Reporter Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 494864 1533541504 1533852000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000745330_resized_fgeneric10222.jpg 511 287 SBS Tanks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sbs-tanks-2018-08-10 Creamer Media Reporter Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 494873 1533544013 1533852000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000745343_resized_img201711091612261022.jpg 511 287 Irrigation system reduces water use in orchards by 70% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/irrigation-system-reduces-water-use-in-orchards-by-70-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493298 1534156659 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000743078_resized_treehog07181022jpg.jpeg WATER CONSERVATION The Tree Hog can reduce water consumption by up to 70% 511 287 W Cape focusing on creating certainty in agriculture sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/w-cape-focusing-on-creating-certainty-in-agriculture-sector-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493164 1534156670 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000741416_resized_agriculture20115duane1022jpg.jpeg CERTAINTY NEEDED Farmers are positive about recent rains in the Western Cape, but more rain is needed to sustain recovery efforts 511 287 South Africa has significant potential for biopharming, bio economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-has-significant-potential-for-biopharming-bio-economy-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493416 1534156688 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000741997_resized_maizebloomberg1022jpg.jpeg BIOPHARMING POTENTIAL Maize, potato, and tobacco plants can be used in biopharming 511 287 Omron focusing on aiding farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/omron-focusing-on-aiding-farmers-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493815 1534156701 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 South African farmers face tough road to recovery http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-farmers-face-tough-road-to-recovery-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493078 1537530917 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000741209_resized_theewaterskloofdamdroughtlandclimatechangereuters1022jpg.jpeg ROAD TO RECOVERY Drought stricken regions in South Africa need three years of significant rainfall to recover 511 287 Western Cape’s agricultural growth to drive economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-capes-agricultural-growth-to-drive-economy-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459555 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666471_resized_delairegraffestatestellenboschbloomberg0720171022.jpg UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT The Western Cape plays a key role in South Africa’s agricultural sector, with a unique rainfall pattern allowing for a mixture of agricultural activities 511 287 Small farms an economical option in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/small-farms-an-economical-option-in-s-africa-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459534 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666316_resized_hinomotosmallscaletractors0720171022.jpg MAXIMUM BENEFIT Hinomoto’s small-scale tractors ensure that farmland is used in the most efficient way possible, maximising yield sizes 511 287 Agricultural irrigation efficiency framework improves water use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-irrigation-efficiency-framework-improves-water-use-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459536 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666322_resized_instituteforagricengwaterefficiency0720171022.jpg STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT With effective water management and good subsurface drainage, soil health conditions can be created for irrigation farming to assist with food security in South Africa 511 287 Creative farming methods ensure sustainability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/creative-farming-methods-ensure-sustainability-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459532 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666416_resized_haygrovetunnelsfullcircleproject07201711022.jpg PLANT PROTECTION Haygrove’s multispan polytunnel structure provides a controlled environment for the aquaponic and hydroponic systems 511 287 Versatile UTV use prompts increased marketing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/looking-to-move-heaven-and-earth-through-increased-marketing-effort-2017-08-11 Victor Moolman Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459840 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Equipment drives farming sustainability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-equipment-drives-livestock-farming-sustainability-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459558 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666425_resized_vermeerr2300basketrake0720171022.jpg BETTER FEED The Vermeer R2300 basket rake ensures a cleaner forage, increasing the production value of dairy and beef cattle 511 287 Stakeholder support integral to urban farming in S Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stakeholder-support-integral-to-urban-farming-in-s-africa-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Agricultural Engineering Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459561 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666433_resized_vericalfarminginchina0720171022.jpg MODERN FARMING Wheat grass and other leafy greens are being grown in vertical farming units in China created out of retrofitted shipping containers 511 287 Wine farm has its ducks in a row http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wine-farm-has-its-ducks-in-a-row-2016-08-05 Simon Sonnekus Agricultural Engineering Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421120 1470039423 1470348000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000571370_resized_image0101022.jpg DUCK ARMY Around 1 000 Indian Runner ducks have been employed to eradicate the white dune snail population at Vergenoegd Wine farm in Stellenbosch 511 287 Partnership expands range for sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fertiliser-partnership-expands-range-for-agriculture-sector-2016-08-05 Simon Sonnekus Agricultural Engineering Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421110 1470039423 1470348000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 SA farmers hope for enough rain after winter http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-farmers-hope-for-enough-rain-after-winter-2016-08-05 Simon Sonnekus Agricultural Engineering Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421105 1470039423 1470348000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Algae-free irrigation systems to save money for farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/algae-free-irrigation-systems-to-save-money-for-farmers-2016-08-05 Simon Sonnekus Agricultural Engineering Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421097 1470039423 1470348000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Commercial bank speculates about the future of agriculture http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/commercial-bank-speculates-about-the-future-of-agriculture-2015-08-07 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378801 1438670847 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450120_resized_farm4grain1022bloomberg.jpg AGRICULTURE SECTOR DEBATED Agriculture contributes 2.4% to the gross domestic product, which makes it the smallest economic sector in South Africa 511 287 Industry body emphasises the benefits of effective water storage http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-body-emphasises-the-benefits-of-effective-water-storage-2015-08-07 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378483 1438670846 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000448914_resized_theconcreteinstituteanswers.docx EFFECTIVE WATER STORAGE Reservoirs provide many benefits, including sufficient water supply, floodwater control, power generation capacity, irrigation and recreational use 511 287 Amendments to PBR Act imminent http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/amendments-for-pbr-act-imminent-2015-08-07 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378889 1438670848 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450276_resized_2257622201022.jpg SUBSISTENCE FARMERS PROTECTED The intention of farmers’ privilege is to protect subsistence farmers from having to buy seed every year 511 287 Improved connectivity for management solution benefits agribusiness http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/improved-connectivity-for-management-solution-benefits-agribusiness-2015-08-07 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378865 1438670848 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450181_resized_40d82551022.jpg SPECIALISED HARDWARE SUPPLIED Dacom develops and supplies specialised hardware, software and online advisory services to arable farms and global agribusiness 511 287 Africa should prioritise quality food production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-should-prioritise-quality-food-production-2015-08-23 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378689 1437749549 1438898400 99999999999 Leandi Kolver 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450042_resized_harvester3smaller1022.jpg FUNDAMENTALS OF AGRICULTURE The effective and sustainable intensification of agriculture is paramount in eliminating hunger and increasing the continent’s food security 511 287 Relaunch of pesticide system aimed to support agriculture sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/relaunch-of-pesticide-system-aimed-to-support-agri-sector-2015-08-07 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378839 1438670847 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450093_resized_qicsur1022.jpg QIC-SUR TELEMETRY PESTICIDE SYSTEM This solution enables remote control monitoring of pesticides for the fruit, vegetable and wine industries 511 287 Welding specialist opens Bloemfontein branch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-service-provider-opens-new-branch-in-bloemfontein-2015-07-24 Kimberley Smuts Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 378817 1438670848 1438898400 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000450026_resized_photocaption2renttechsajuly2015generatoreconomy011022.jpg RESPONSE TO GROWING DEMAND Renttech South Africa generators are manufactured by handpicked ISO-accredited suppliers in China 511 287 New facility ensures correct seed treatment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-facility-ensures-correct-seed-treatment-2014-08-08 David Oliveira Agricultural Engineering Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 338890 1407221921 1407448800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000335930_resized_syngentaswaynevanrensburgfarrightaddressesthemediaandstakeholdersduringawalkthroughvisitatthenewsyngentaseedcareinstituteinbrits1022.jpg AFRICA’S FIRST SEEDCARE INSTITUTE Syngenta’s Wayne van Rensburg (far right) addresses the media and stakeholders during a walk-through visit at the new Syngenta Seedcare Institute, in Brits 511 287 Company has own stand at Nampo http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-displays-on-its-own-stand-for-first-time-at-nampo-2014-2014-08-08 David Oliveira Agricultural Engineering Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 338647 1407221921 1407448800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000335247_resized_skfagrihub1belowandsmalleragrihubmaintenancefreebearings1022.jpg MAINTENANCE-FREE SKF’s Agri Hub (top) and Agri Hub 1 maintenance-free bearings were on display at this year’s Nampo agricultural trade show 511 287 Sugar industry leader participates in water study http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-industry-leader-participates-in-water-study-2014-08-08 David Oliveira Agricultural Engineering Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 339143 1407221921 1407448800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000336830_resized_wspcompletedawaterusequantificationprojectforamajorsugarproducerinmay1022.jpg SWEET SCIENCE WSP completed a water use quantification project for a major sugar producer in May 511 287 Equipment manufacturer wants larger stand at Nampo 2015 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-manufacturer-wants-larger-stand-at-nampo-2015-2014-08-08 David Oliveira Agricultural Engineering Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 338937 1407221921 1407448800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000336149_resized_wackerneusona1022.jpg WACKER NEUSON 1150 WHEEL LOADER The Wacker Neuson 1150 wheel loader makes light work of applications requiring an overload height of more than 3 m 511 287 R20m project to yield sustainability for maize farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r20m-project-to-yield-sustainability-for-maize-farmers-2013-08-09 Zandile Mavuso Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 300813 1375771122 1375999200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000248223_resized_tongaathulettstarchkilpriviermaize1022duane.jpg MAIZE FARMINGDuPont Pioneer and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture have signed an agreement to help educate farmers in plant breeding, variety selection, agronomic practices and plant biotechnology techniques to improve their farms’ productivity, household food security and income 511 287 Five-year research project to study irrigation management http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/five-year-research-project-to-study-irrigation-management-2013-08-09 Zandile Mavuso Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 300553 1375771122 1375999200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000248121_resized_pasturewrc1022.jpg RYEGRASS PASTURE PRODUCTIONThe WRC is investigating irrigated pastures to determine the water use and irrigation requirements of the most common farming practices, including those pertaining to kikuyu/ryegrass, legume/ryegrass mixtures and lucerne 511 287 Controlled water use is pertinent http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/controlled-water-use-by-food-producers-is-pertinent-2013-08-09 Zandile Mavuso Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 300608 1375771122 1375999200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Land rehabilitation society to hold its first annual conference http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/land-rehabilitation-society-to-hold-its-first-annual-conference-2013-08-09 Zandile Mavuso Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 300787 1376297781 1375999200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Aeroponics a cost-effective solution for grazing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/aeroponics-a-cost-effective-solution-for-grazing-2013-08-09 Zandile Mavuso Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 300587 1377701778 1375999200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Plant breeders’ rights to be protected http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/infringement-of-plant-breeders-rights-to-be-criminally-enforced-2012-08-10 Yolandi Booyens Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 263082 1344321839 1344549600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Forceful land acquisitions not in SA’s future if government increases efficiency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forceful-land-acquisitions-not-in-sas-future-if-government-increases-efficiency-2012-08-10 Yolandi Booyens Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 262904 1344579410 1344549600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 1 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/40829_audioclip_01.mp3900660Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) Director Benjamin Cousins discussing land reform Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) Director Benjamin Cousins discussing land reform Global warming could benefit potato industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-warming-could-be-good-for-potato-industry-2012-08-10 Yolandi Booyens Agricultural Engineering Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 262747 1345020699 1344549600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/40828_2012-08-02_university.mp44409526University of Pretoria Potato Pathology Programme manager Dr Jacquie van der Waals discusses the impact of global warming on potato crops in South Africa. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer. University of Pretoria Potato Pathology Programme manager Dr Jacquie van der Waals discusses the impact of global warming on potato crops in South Africa. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer.