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Wednesday, 23 September

Ergot vergiftiging word veroorsaak deur die swam Claviceps purpurea wat tydens nat toestande  gedurende die lente uit ergot liggaampies (sklerotia) ontwikkel...

Thursday, 07 January

As ons kyk na die bydrae van verskillende plantdele tot opbrengs is dit baie belangrik om dié plantdele gesond te hou om maksimum opbrengs en ‘n goeie kwaliteit  produk te verseker.

Tuesday, 13 October

Canola-verbouing vereis redelike bestuursinsette om sukses te waarborg.

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
pblom@ssk.co.za 


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


Willem Burger
Agricultural Economist
wburger@ssk.co.za


Nico de Wet
Agricultural Economist
ndewet@ssk.co.za


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

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T 028-514 8600
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Downloads

Machine running cost calculator (XLSX | 199 KB)

Ha Gesaai Omsendskrywe 2017 (DOC | 272KB)

Machinery Costs Guide (PDF | 1.43MB)

Canola focus - Sulphur fertilization of canola (PDF | 292KB)

Canola Virus Infection (PDF | 557KB)

Canola Diseases and Control (PDF | 387KB)

Lucerne Research Part 1 (PDF l 2.48MB)

Lucerne Research Part 2 (PDF l 227KB)

Factors that Affect Cultivar Choices (PDF I 213KB)