Byvoegmiddels in landbou

Deur Allan Huysamen Tegniese Bestuurder – Byvoegmiddels Agri Technovation Bevorderingsmiddels het al ’n ver pad gestap vanaf die seepoplossings wat gebruik is op onkruid in die 1800s. Deesdae kan verskeie byvoegmiddels verskillende behoeftes vul om sodoende die doeltreffendheid van gewasbeskermingsprodukte, kunsmis, en ander spuitoplossings te verbeter. Byvoegmiddels kan sodoende bydra tot verlaagde oorhoofse kostes deur […]

Rol van koolhidraatvlakke met opbrengs in avokadoboorde

Geskryf deur Jaques LandmanDirekteur & Tegniese Besturder by Agri Technovation Die avokado (Persea americana) word gekenmerk deur sy voedsame vlees, wat ’n buitengewone hoë inhoud van onversadigde olie (van 20% tot 30%, vars gewig) bevat, asook sy enkele groot saad. Beide die hoë olie-inhoud en die groot saad, vereis ’n hoë energie-inset, wat voorsien word […]

Carbohydrate analysis with Agri Technovation

Written by Enzo Jansen Van Rensburg (BSc. Agri) The exciting and new leaf and root carbohydrate (CHO) analysis technology was launched in March 2020 by Agri Technovation. The technology is ground-breaking, proudly South African and based on scientific research developed over many years.  The Analysis programme is as far we have established a first in […]

Why leaf & soil sampling are important

Written by Jaques LandmanDirector & Technical ManagerAgri Technovation New Zealand Nutrient deficiency or excess will cause trees to grow poorly and produce sub-optimal yields and/or poor fruit quality. For this reason, diagnosis of potential nutritional problems should be a yearly routine for fruit-growing farmers. Quantifying nutrients in soils and trees (leaf testing) eliminates assumptions when […]

Daag die siening van boordprestasies uit

Deur Erald SmithHoof van Presisiedienste Met meer as 70 miljoen vrugteplukke wat in die 2020 seisoen aangemeld is, moet jy PICKLOGGER™ insluit as ’n instrument om toekomstige langtermyn sukses en volhoubaarheid op plaasvlak te verseker! “Groot goed word bereik deur ’n reeks klein goedjies suksesvol saam te voeg.” – Vincent Van Gogh. Om hierdie wyse […]

Grondtipes behoort jou keuse van genetika te beïnvloed

Deur Willem Eigenhuis / Marnus FerreiraHooflandboukundige: Grane / GrondkundigeAgri Technovation Dit is alombekend dat gewasproduksie moontlik direk gekoppel kan word aan grondtipe. Maar wat is die toepassing van grondklassifikasie in die graanbedryf? Genetika (in terme van hibriede) speel natuurlik ook ’n groot rol in die produksie van grane – iets wat elke boer nou al […]

Avokado blomme en vrugset – presisieboerdery kan help om opbrengste te Verhoog

Deur Jaques Landman Tegniese Bestuurder New Zealand Agri Technovation Inleiding Presisieboerdery het ’n algemene term geword vir die gebruik van satelliet-tegnologie wat geïntegreer is met ander hoë-tegnologie-toerusting om inligting van die oes-data te bekom en te interpreteer en dan toe te pas in vele fasette van boerdery praktyke soos die toediening van kunsmis en besproeiing, […]

Optimise plant growth and fertiliser-use efficiency with bio-fertilisers

By Stefan van Wyk,PhD Biotechnology (University of Pretoria)Head of Biological Research and Product Development for Victus Bio The rapid development of agriculture in recent decades relied mainly on improved crop varieties, modern irrigation methods, and new agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers. However, that doesn’t imply that there isn’t room for new strategies and developments […]

Why calcium is so important to fruit and especially avocado

By Jaques LandmanTechnical ManagerAgri Technovation, New Zealand Calcium deficiency It is widely accepted that a sub-optimal supply of calcium (Ca), causes many physiological disorders in fruit, deficiencies in plants are seldom visually noticed. Disorders such as blossom end rot in tomato and pepper, bitter pith in apples, jelly seed in mango, grey pulp in avocado, black heart in celery, and […]

Blueberry significance

Deur Johnny ViviersAgronomistAgri Technovation Blueberries have become a very popular functional food and one of the most widely consumed fruits worldwide because of the unique taste, delicate flavour, high nutritional value, and various other health benefits they offer (Bornsek et al., 2012; Kong et al., 2014). The Fresh Plaza (2020) reports that South African exports for […]