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July Work Programme 1999

July Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Determine the quantity of fertiliser required by making use of the results of soil analyses per block as well as block productions and growth of the vines. Order the required quantity of fertiliser for delivery in early...
June Work Programme 1999

June Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Check tractors and implements and replace worn parts. Check the spray pumps used for the application of herbicides and calibrate once more to make sure of their output. Read article “Effektiewe toediening van...

Analysis of Vineyard Diseases at Nietvoorbij

The Plant Protection Division at ARC-Nietvoorbij is involved not only in extensive studies on vine diseases and pests, but also provides producers, extension officers and technical field staff with a comprehensive analytical service of vine diseases. During 1997 more...
Work Programme – May 1999

Work Programme – May 1999

1 . PLANNING AND PREPARATION May is planning month. If overall planning for your farm has not yet been done, now is the time. If overall planning has been completed it may now be revised. (See: Wynboer Tegnies, No. 10, January 1985 for Netwerk vir die vestiging van...
Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

According to the Oxford English Dictionary mechanisation means “to substitute mechanical power for man or horse power”. In the wine industry mechanisation also takes place to create favourable conditions for quality improvement which is often the...
Mechanisation of Viticulture

Mechanisation of Viticulture

INTRODUCTION There are very few viticultural practices that cannot be mechanised. In a country like Australia mechanisation of almost all practices is occurring on a large scale, but the majority of tasks in South Africa are still being executed by hand. A labourer in...