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.

April 2017 – Issue 54
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