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Development of electronic equipment
for testing of planters.


Preparation of land for a
vegetable garden.


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Cassava harvesting during a
farmers' day at Venda [
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To improve the sustainability of crop production through efficient mechanisation implements, equipment and systems and to develop and evaluate electronic equipment which complement and improve agricultural research and progress.

Activities:

  • Research and development in mechanisation crop production systems.

  • Mechanisation planning.

  • Development of electronic equipment and systems for the agricultural environment.

  • Performance testing and evaluation of agricultural tractors and associated implements and equipment.

  • Development and application of precision farming systems.

  • Training on implements and equipment.

  • Specialised electronic instrumentation to assist researchers in achieving their goals, e.g. telemetric technology.

(See publication list for publications on plant production mechanisation.)




 

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Sprayer calibration
and application.

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Training on mechanisation
implements and equipment.

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Drawbar power tests