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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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