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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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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.

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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
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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