Engineering News | Agricultural Engineering https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/agricultural-engineering Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:40:01 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Offering diversified with new crop input solution https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/offering-diversified-with-new-crop-input-solution-2020-08-07 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 560040 1595581072 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000887413_resized_cyflobg1022.jpg ENHANCED EFFECT Cyflo effects cellular permeability of agricultural remedies and fertilisers, and significantly improves their efficacy 511 287 Sector welcomes bearing distributor’s new products https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sector-welcomes-bearing-distributors-new-products-2020-08-07 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559876 1596457952 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000886931_resized_grippazbi0720201022.jpg HANDY RANGE Bearings International has seen a huge increase in demand for its range of Grippaz hand gloves and has increased its stockholding 511 287 Smart-Farming initiative supports food security https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/smart-farming-initiative-supports-food-security-2020-08-07 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559991 1596457952 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000887173_resized_bmgsvariablespeeddrives0720201022.jpg SMART-FARMING INITIATIVE BMG’s agricultural team works closely with farmers throughout Southern Africa, assisting them with the selection, installation and operation of new electromechanical systems 511 287 ‘Soil conditioner’ production keeps manufacturer bustling https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/soil-conditioner-production-keeps-manufacturer-bustling-2020-08-07 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559871 1596546115 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000886879_resized_vulturecreekclino0720201022.jpg PRODUCTIVE PROPERTIES More farmers are experiencing improved crop yields when using Vulture Creek Clino, owing to its cation-exchange and slow-release fertiliser properties 511 287 Agricultural engineers are an endangered species https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-engineers-are-an-endangered-species-2020-07-21 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559909 1596546179 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000886967_resized_pomepackhousesaiae0720201022.jpg DIRECTING DEVELOPMENTS The need to improve the efficiency of water and energy use, coupled with the introduction of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are shaping agricultural engineering innovations in South Africa 511 287 New interface’s mobile version coming soon https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-interfaces-mobile-version-coming-soon-2020-07-21 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559919 1596546314 1596751200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000886987_resized_supplantagriculturalengineering0720201022.jpg ADVANCING AGRICULTURE The new platform makes all the data from SupPlant’s sensors, such as the first continuous measurement fruit sensor on Macadamia fruit in South Africa, easily accessible and understood 511 287 Pump rentals effective contingency plan to ensure food security https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pump-rentals-effective-contingency-plan-to-ensure-food-security-2020-08-07 Tracy Hancock Agricultural Engineering Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200 560043 1596791603 1596751200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000887357_resized_randair072021022.jpg MEETING MARKET DEMANDS Rand-Air offer diesel-driven pumps for when power is not available at the source that meet the needs of the undersupplied market for high-head pumps 511 287 Universal Clips https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/universal-clips-2020-08-04 Creamer Media Reporter Agricultural Engineering Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:13:00 +0200 561138 1596532484 1596532380 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000889681_resized_uniclips131022.jpg 511 287 Mulcher developed for S African conditions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mulcher-developed-for-s-african-conditions-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550442 1587110383 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866155_resized_agritechm350mulcherbell1022.jpg MULCH ADO The Bell M350 Mulcher is a niche solution developed in consultation with customers from the South African forestry industry 511 287 Lockdown highlights food supply importance https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lockdown-highlights-importance-of-food-supply-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550473 1587715491 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866254_resized_agritechraymondobermeyerseweurodrive1022.jpg RAYMOND OBERMEYER Throughout the lockdown, SEW Eurodrive has continued to assist the agriculture sector as crucial link in the food supply chain. 511 287 New tractor designed for African conditions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-tractor-designed-for-african-conditions-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550464 1587715490 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866218_resized_agritech6bcabjohndeere1022.jpg TRACTORS FOR AFRICA The new 6B tractors were designed specifically with Africa in mind 511 287 Agri hub units remain focus for supplier https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agri-hub-units-remain-focus-for-supplier-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550450 1587715490 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866178_resized_agritechgerhardpienaar1022.jpg GERHARD PIENAAR Bearings International will continue to develop its special agri hub units in conjunction with its major original-equipment manufacturer clients 511 287 Scan offers predictive maintenance visibility https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zest-weg-prepares-to-launch-motor-scan-gateway-addition-2020-05-01 Natasha Odendaal MOTOR TECHNOLOGY Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 549657 1587715490 1588284000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Good agricultural sales expected post lockdown https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-expecting-good-agricultural-sales-post-lock-down-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550468 1587715491 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866240_resized_agritechsiliconegaskemakerpatley1022.jpg DON’T BLOW A GASKET The new room temperature vulcanising silicone gasket maker compound is temperature resistant from -50 ºC to 300 ºC for short periods 511 287 Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/farmers-urged-to-de-silt-dams-before-dry-season-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550463 1587715490 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866214_resized_agritechslurrysuckerintegratedpumprental1022.jpg SUCK JOB A fit-for-purpose dewatering solution from Integrated Pump Rental is successfully desilting farm dams 511 287 Accelerated business activity could follow lockdown slowdown https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/accelerated-business-activity-could-follow-lockdown-slowdown-2020-05-01 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550457 1588589636 1588284000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000866198_resized_agritechsanysy210goscor1022.jpg AN ALLY IN THE TRENCHES The SY210 has many applications in agriculture 511 287 Promising research progress on agrimats https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/promising-research-progress-on-agrimats-2019-08-09 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 526577 1564752890 1565301600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813965_resized_agricultureagrimatsarc07201911022.jpg MULCH PROGRESS BEING MADE The agrimats research project is testing the viability of sustainable organic mulch mat production for commercial use 511 287 Solar-powered irrigation requires greater subsidisation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-powered-irrigation-requires-greater-subsidisation-2019-08-09 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 526492 1564752890 1565301600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813784_resized_photovolaticelectricityplantavelardawndistributioncentresolar80514duane1022.jpg POWER TO THE PEOPLE Solar-powered irrigation could provide a low-running-cost solution for farmers who have no access to grid power 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/79110_2019-07-11_icid_-_2.mp438994389ICID president Felix Reinders discusses South Africa’s role in international irrigation concerns. ICID president Felix Reinders discusses South Africa’s role in international irrigation concerns. Ultrasonic dripline cleaner commercialised https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ultrasonic-dripline-cleaner-commercialised-2019-08-09 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 526375 1564752889 1565301600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813751_resized_agriculturegreendrum07201951022.jpg SOUND TECHNOLOGY The Greendrum device can effectively clean driplines without the need for chemicals 511 287 Agriculture sector driven to spend more upfront on innovation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agriculture-sector-driven-to-spend-more-upfront-on-innovation-2019-08-09 Darren Parker Agricultural Engineering Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 526486 1564995814 1565301600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813780_resized_agriculturewillemstrydomseweurodrive0720191022.jpg WILLEM STRYDOM SEW-Eurodrive helps clients understand where they can save on energy efficiency 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/79107_2019-07-09_sew_-_2.mp422655522SEW-Eurodrive sales manager Willem Strydom discusses the motors supplied to the 100 t/h Free State feed mill. SEW-Eurodrive sales manager Willem Strydom discusses the motors supplied to the 100 t/h Free State feed mill. App monitors spread of FAW in Africa https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000745330_resized_fgeneric10222.jpg 511 287 SBS Tanks https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000745343_resized_img201711091612261022.jpg 511 287 Irrigation system reduces water use in orchards by 70% https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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