IrriCheck forms a Strategic Partnership with First Fruits Consulting (Pty) Ltd

First Fruits Consulting specifically consults to citrus producers in South Africa, focussing on technical production practices, aimed at ensuring the production of above average yields of quality citrus fruit.

Specific focus areas include, but are not limited to, basic assessment of irrigation practices, root health assessment and recommendations, crop nutrition advice, precision farming practices, pruning advice, fruit set advice, fruit thinning advice and manipulations to ensure fruit peel quality.

Clients are referred to Irricheck for specialist advice on irrigation practices and the latest available technology for irrigation scheduling.

First Fruits Consulting specializes in crop nutrition as a key production practice for optimization of yield and production of quality fruit. Irrigation and nutrition are the two main and most important impact factors in the production of high yields of quality fruit of good size (assuming sound crop protection practices are also followed).

To find out more about First Fruits Consulting, contact Hein Gerber at 084 772 5056.

IrriCheck Welcomes Cherry Irrigation (Pty) Ltd

Cherry Irrigation has become an approved IrriCheck agent for the Cape Winelands and Overberg districts, providing proven and trusted IrriCheck Pulse™ irrigation scheduling software and services to our clients.

In addition, and with more than 25 years’ experience, Cherry Irrigation is your one stop irrigation solution for the planning, design, implementation and back-up support of irrigation systems.

Cherry Irrigation is a leading irrigation business based in the Western Cape of South Africa. The company was established in 1987 by Peter Cherry and Andle Boonzaaier with Charles Cherry joining in 1992.

Their designers are SABI approved, which means they are bound by the SABI ethical code, ensuring that their irrigation designs meet with SABI standards.

For expert assistance and advice on all your water and energy related requirements phone or email them now.

To find out more about Cherry Irrigation, please visit

Irricheck (Pty) Ltd forms a strategic partnership with Hortec (Pty) Ltd

Hortec is a South African company with more than 20 years’ experience in the fruit industry. Previously linked to the research community, Hortec has since grown into a commercial company providing various services to the agriculture and food sectors. Their laboratories are accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 and provide a high-quality professional service which meets the requirements of local and export markets.

Irricheck is proud to announce that in June 2015, we formed a strategic partnership with Hortec’s Weather Services division, which provides important meteorological data to customers including weather station owners. Their customers have direct access through their web based software (iLeaf) to weather stations, weather forecasts, frost warnings, insect and disease models as well as various climate related temperature models.

Irricheck’s customers using Hortec’s Weather Services and iLeaf, will now receive their irrigation scheduling recommendations from Pulse™ using their own on farm iLeaf data, making their irrigation scheduling recommendations even more precise!

Irricheck is also an accredited sales representative for Hortec’s Weather Services.