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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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November 2016 - Issue 50

Harvest 2016 is done and dusted in the Western Cape; well there might some harvesting left to do here and there. In the most cases feedback was excellent. There was however certain parts in the Swartland that received low rainfall which affected the yields.

This will be the last issue of the newsletter for 2016 and the next issue will be in February. The aim is to publish all newsletters and videos on the website from 2017 onwards. The 2016 conference videos will also be uploaded by then.

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October 2016 - Issue 49

Harvest 2016 is in full swing in the Western Cape. In both the southern Cape and the Swartland the combines are running and feedback received thus far looks very promising.

We have heard reports from the southern Cape of 2 ton/ha canola and 5 ton/ ha barley in certain areas. From the Swartland reports of 4 ton/ha wheat, from a few different areas, has come in. On the Langgewens research Farm between Malmesbury and Moorreesburg the wheat harvest is a big surprise thus far.

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