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December 2017 - Issue 61

Hallo Almal


Die meeste van ons produsente is darem klaar of amper klaar
met oes. Opbrengste varieer baie as gevolg van die seisoen.
2017 is darem nou op sy rug en kan ons almal hopelik uitsien na ‘n
bietjie uitspan iewers. Dankie vir al die ondersteuning gedurende
die jaar asook vir al die insette en kommentaar. Ons sien uit na
2018 en beloof om volgende jaar talle interessante praatjies en
besoek te organiseer. Die BLWK Jack Human week vind weereens
volgende jaar Augustus plaas en poog ons om steeds te sorg dat
daar relevante spekers sal wees.


Ons wens almal ‘n geseënde Kerstyd toe, wees asb veilig waar
julle ook al gaan. Geniet die laaste nuusbrief van die jaar.


Hi Everybody


Most of our producers have either finished or is very close to
finishing the harvest. Yields have varied across the province due
to a very tough season. 2017 is however nearing its end and
hopefully there is an opportunity for us all to stretch out the legs
and take some much needed rest and relaxation. Thank you for
all the support, suggestions and remarks during the past year. We
are already working on some interesting events for the New Year.
The CAWC Jack Human week will again take place in August
and we are already sourcing relevant speakers.


We wish everyone a blessed Christmas, be safe and enjoy the last
newsletter of the 2017.

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November 2017 - Issue 60

Hallo Almal


Die afgelope seisoen is gekenmerk deur onder normale reënval
en ons het die effek daarvan gevoel in ons graanproduksie. Ten
spyte van die seisoen sien mens darem stopers loop in die Swartland
en Suidkaap. Ons hou duime vas vir almal.


Geniet die nuwe nuusbrief.


Hi Everybody


The past season has seen very low rainfall figures across the Western
Cape and it had a noticeable effect on grain production.
Although this was the case, driving through both the Swartland
and Southern Cape, one can see harvesters out and about. We
are keeping our thumbs crossed for everyone.


Enjoy the newsletter

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October 2017 - Issue 59

Hallo Almal

Dis alweer Oktober, die mooiste mooiste maand. In sekere van ons graan gebiede is hierdie woorde dalk nie so waar nie. Groot dele van die Swartland se reënval was net te laag om ‘n gewas groot te maak en is daar sekere areas waar diere alreeds in die koring ingejaag is. Alhoewel ons ‘n baie droë jaar seisoen beleef is daar darem ook ligpunte waar daar effens beter vogtoestande was.
Ons dink aan almal. 


Hi Everybody

October has arrived and we are nearing harvesting season with mixed feelings. In certain areas of the Swartland so little rain has fallen this season that no wheat will be harvested and animals has been put on these fields. Luckily other areas have received a little more rain and harvest is still a reality. 

Know that we are thinking of all of you.

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September 2017 - Issue 58

Hallo Almal

September is met ons en die reën bly weg in baie dele. Dele van die Swartland en Suidkaap lyk nie goed nie. Dan is daar weer ander dele van die Suidkaap waar goeie buie aan die einde van Augustus die prentjie verbeter het. So byvoorbeeld het die Riversdal wisselbouproewe drasties verander. Sterkte vir die res van die maand, ons dink aan al ons produsente.
Ons is tans besig om al die konferensie praatjies van 2016 en 2017 op die web te laai en sal julle dit binnekort daar kan besigtig.

Hi Everybody

The half of the month of September has gone past and the rainfall events are few and far between.  Parts of the Swartland and Southern Cape are really dry, while other parts look good. Rain at the end of August has brought some drastic changes in the Southern Cape and the Riversdale crop rotation trial has made a huge turn around. Good luck for the rest of the month, all our producers are in our thoughts.
We are currently busy loading all the talks of the 2016 and 2017 conferences onto our website

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SSK Wintergraandag Handleiding Riversdal 2017

Aangebied in samewerking met Joubert Boerdery en die Direktoraat Plantwetenskappe, Wes-Kaapse Departement van Landbou

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August 2017 - Issue 56

Hi Everybody

August is speeding to its end and our Conservation Agriculture week is has come and gone. We also had a very successful walk and talk at Tygerhoek on the 20th of July with 68 people attending the event. The conference was attended by 185 delegates, while 125 attended the practical day at Langgewens. The talks delivered at the conference will be posted on the website by 10 September. Enjoy combined July and August Newsletter.

 

Hallo Almal

Augustus is amper op sy rug en ons Bewaringslandbouweek is al weer iets van die verlede. Ons het ook ‘n baie suksesvolle loop en bespiegel gehou op Tygerhoek op die 20ste Julie wat deur 68 mense bygewoon is. Die konferensie is bygewoon deur 185 mense, terwyl die 125 die praktiese dag meegemaak het. Al die praatjies tydens die konferensie sal op ons webtuiste verskyn teen die 10de September.  Geniet die gesamentlike nuusbrief vir Julie en Augustus.

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Conference 2017

Download your Registration form and Programme.

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June 2017 - Issue 56

Hi Everybody

The rain in the Swartland and Boland region came with a bang earlier this month. Although widespread rain has fallen in the province some areas are still very dry. Tygerhoek experienced its driest autumn in 15 years. It is also very dry at the Riversdale trial site and germination has been patchy thus far. Langgewens looks picture perfect with excellent germination following dry planting in May. 
We hope that the rest of the season brings adequate rain all over the province.
Enjoy our June newsletter. Please note that registration for the CAWC “Jack Human” Conservation Agriculture week is open. All registration will be done on the internet. As soon as you register your invoice will be sent to you immediately with a unique reference number. This reference number should be supplied when payment for the conference is done. It will make it easier to link payments to the participants.

Regards
The editor

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May 2017 - Issue 55

The rain has stayed away thus far, but we hope and pray that it will come soon.
All the crop rotation trials have been planted and we will be bringing you
green tours at Langgewens and Tygerhoek during the season. Enjoy the May
edition of the newsletter.

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April 2017 - Issue 54

Driving through the Southern Cape over the past two weeks signs of dry
planting was evident here and there, while the Swartland has seen its fair share
of stubble burning. The rain has stayed away thus far and we are all casting our
eyes to the heavens with hope in our hart that the rain will come soon.
We hope you enjoy the current newsletter, the first published directly on our
website. The new website is open to all and no login will be required.
The CAWC (BLWK) conference week practical day on the 3rd of August is also
taking shape and will include a lecture on diversity in cropping systems as well
as 5 trial areas at Boland Agricultural high School. Trials will include canola
planted with different seeders at different seeding rates, varying N fertiliser in
the furrow on canola and wheat with different seeders and an organic fertiliser
program vs an anorganic fertiliser program on canola and wheat to name
three.
Good luck to those of you who have started their seeding. The planting of the
research trials will start with Riversdale on the 24th of April.

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March 2017 - Issue 53

We are nearing planting season and are hopeful that the needed rain will come. The March newsletter contains some interesting pieces that might challenge our thinking.

Our first Brown tour of the season took place on the 9th of March and for those of you who could not attend we include the two short lectures presented on the day in this month’s newsletter. We will also post the videos on the website once the it is up and running.

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February 2017 - Issue 52

Hi Everybody The 2017 production season for the Western Cape is approaching fast and we hope that it brings normal to above normal rain for our producers following the very dry summer.

We are looking forward to all the events we have planned for the CAWC (BLWK) and we have already attended our first Brown tour on the 9th of March. In the next newsletter we will give some feedback on the talks

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January 2017 - Issue 51

In the November newsletter we indicated that the first newsletter for the year would only be published in February, but so much information is floating around, that we decided to start early this year. So SURPRIZE!

We hope that the New Year brings you joy and success and that we are blessed with good rains.

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