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Britz Sunflower Crop

This is sunflower seed grown by one of the farmers in Britz, that is part of the High Oil Content Programme, Sygenta - SY3970 for 2022 season.

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Ekstra geld in die sak met olieryke sonneblom

 

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More money in your back pocket with high oil sunflower

For many grain producers, the sunflower crop has played an important part in making the sums add up at the end of the season. SY 3970CL is a sunflower cultivar that not only brings in the money, but that actually make the purse bulge.

Syngenta is seen as the world leader in sunflower genetics and with the merging of Syngenta and Sensako, Sensako now has direct access to top sunflower genetics from across the world. According to Andries Wessels, Product Development Manager at Syngenta, the South African sunflower producer can now capitalise on this availability of the latest genetics and high oil content cultivars with additional tolerance to herbicides.

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Yet Another Successful Audit

It is with great pride that CEOCO can announce another successful audit in the recertification of the internationally recognised OHSAS 18001:2007.

The standard defines the Occupational health & Safety management system requirements to which CEOCO subscribes. CEOCO has developed an integrated safety, health and environmental program to meet its policy, objectives and regulatory requirements and works towards continual improvement of the work environment for our employees, contractors and visitors health & safety.

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Windpomp Fees 2016

The yearly Limpopo Windpompfees is hosted by “Euphoria Christelike Onafhanklike Skool” and takes place in Naboomspruit at Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro.

The name of the festival is based on the symbolism of the windpomp (afrikaans word meaning windmill) and representative of the fact that school produces “water” for itself which will then flow into the rest of the community.

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Armyworm

The invasion of the False Armyworm should be declared a national disaster so that emergency funds can be made available to affected provinces before it reaches “catastrophic levels” the DA said on Monday.

DA MP Annette Steyn said as it stood, South Africa met all the requirements to declare the crop infestation a national disaster according to section 23(6) of the National Disaster Management Act. The Act allowed for a disaster to be declared nationally if more than one province was affected.

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Flora Sunflower Fields Video

Watch the Flora Sunflower Fields Video on how to make margarine at home!

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Seamore Farming - 23 February 2016

Seamore Farming has been sentenced after one of its workers, 19-year-old Zach Dean Fox, died clearing a blockage in a grain bin at Deanfoot Farm in Hawick, Scotland. Seamore Farming did not have a safe system of work for clearing silo blockages.The storage silo, which was used during harvest time, had an exit hole at the bottom where grain could pour out of and onto a chain conveyor belt.

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Responsible Sourcing

Unilever is aspiring to be a leading change agent in responsible sourcing. The company want to do business in a manner that improves the lives of workers across their supply chain, their communities and the environment which is inline with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. This is why Unilever has developed and implemented a Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP).

The policy is based on 12 fundamental principles and is aligned with their business goals of reducing their environmental footprint and increasing social impact.

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Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) 27 January 2016

The preliminary area planted estimate and preliminary production forecast for summer crops for 2016 is hereby released.

Hiermee word die voorlopige oppervlakte- en voorlopige produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2016 vrygestel.

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