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Thursday, 14 March

Januarie 2019 is ‘n Club Root Symposium te Wilderness Hotel gehou om produsente sowel as landboubesighede bewus te maak van die grond gedraagde siekte wat die kool gewasse bedreig. Die simposium is gelei deur Mr. Peter Leppan van Leppan Farming (Pty) Limited en daar is spreekbeurte gegee aan kundiges en onder andere Prof. Jacquie van der Waals van Tuks Universiteit. Soos die onderwerp van die simposium het dit geslaag om almal wat die dag bygewoon het, wakker te maak van die gevare van Club root en die risiko waarin dit die kool gewas bedryf plaas. Daar is reeds meer as 27 plase teen die Ooskus geïdentifiseer egter tot op hede is daar nog geen Kanola besmetting in Suid-Afrika aangemeld nie.

SSK has a team of 4 Agricultural Development Officers (Agronomist, Animal Scientist and 2 Agricultural Economists) who provide relevant agricultural advice, free of charge, to the members of SSK.

The Agronomist provides agronomy related information to producers with regards to grain cultivars, fertilization, crop rotations and weed and disease control in crops. 

The Animal Scientist provides animal husbandry related information to producers with regards to animal nutrition, animal breeding, general animal management and basic animal health. The Animal Scientist is also responsible for the the management of the feed mill.

The Agricutural Economists provides economic-related information to producers with regards to production costs, machinery costs, budgets and tariffs with regards to the lease of land and animals. The Agricutural Economists is also responsible for credit control.

Our Team of Experts


Pieter Blom
Agronomist
pieter.blom@ssk.co.za
 


Henk Schuurman
Animal Scientist
henk.schuurman@ssk.co.za


Willem Burger
Agricultural Economist
willem.burger@ssk.co.za


Andre Joubert
Agricultural Economist
andre.joubert@ssk.co.za


Diaan Oosthuizen
Agricultural Economist
diaan.oosthuizen@ssk.co.za

 

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