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Read the latest updates from IrriCheck. Including news stories, case studies and press releases.

Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factors

Trade is a way that countries can tap into their own local advantages and close food security gaps, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. “Every country has a different situation and FAO has to deal with all these differences,” he said during an FAO-WHO joint high-level panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture exploring…

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Land Bank’s junk rating ‘disastrous’ for farmers

The downgrading of the Land Bank to junk status by international ratings agency Moody’s has been described as “disastrous” by leaders in organized agriculture. It is expected that the credit downgrade of the state-owned entity (SOE) will lead to higher interest rates for farmers with Land Bank financing, and possibly price increases for consumers. In…

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‘It takes everything away from you’ – water symposium hears how drought affects smallholder farmers

In 2016, Dr Bongani Ncube of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology took a deeper look at how smallholder farmers were able to cope and adapt during times of drought.

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Load-shedding poses threat to irrigated crops in central SA

Load-shedding poses threat to irrigated crops in central SA

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Smart Irrigation Model Predicts Rainfall To Conserve Water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. And plants aren’t always thirsty. Just 3% of the world’s water is drinkable, and more than 70% of that fresh water is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water – some crops are watered twice as much as they need – and contributes to the…

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Amazing Pre-Spring Crop Yields

Using the correct irrigation scheduling strategy results in improved, healthier looking yields. Dont just take our word for it, have a look at some examples from several of our clients across the county.

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360° Irrigation Scheduling

Are you getting what you should out of your soil moisture probes and related irrigation scheduling technologies and software, especially during the current hot and dry conditions?

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Irricheck (Pty) Ltd has moved!

Irricheck (Pty) Ltd has moved their head office to: Telephone: +27 (0) 21 300 0425 Address: 111 Main Road, Wellington, 7654, Western Cape,South Africa GPS Coordinates: S 34⁰ 05′ 32.295” E 018⁰ 48’41.024

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Case Study – Irrigation scheduling offers peace of mind

Irrigation scheduling at Karsten has proved so successful that the group is saving up to 34% water. Robyn Joubert reports.

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IrriCheck (Pty) Ltd Under New Management

In their quest to “Efficiently manage water, the most threatened agricultural natural resource”, IrriCheck has recently undergone a significant management change.

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