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New AgriTour South Africa for March 2015 - Green Shoots Productions

New AgriTour South Africa for March 2015

Nectarine farmers Peter and Adrian Woolfardt visited by Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa

Nectarine farmers Peter and Adrian Woolfardt visited by Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa

Following on from the success of AgriTour South Africa 2014 we are delighted to be running another one, in March 2015.

AgriTour South Africa 2015, which Susie Emmett of Green Shoots will lead in March 2015, will spend six days visiting farm businesses in the Western Cape using innovative approaches and management styles on a range of crops. We will also look at farm retail and the way value is added to produce.

Whether growing grapes, berries, orchard fruits or vegetables, South African farmers are eager to reduce dependence on conventional chemical pesticide regimes – and resistance problems – by adopting new methods such as bio-pesticides.

Duck Patrol to control slugs seen on Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa

Duck Patrol to control slugs seen on Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa

Brilliant at diversifying and adding value to farm products, they adopt astute management systems to produce the high standards demanded by UK supermarkets and the domestic markets – within tight budgets and with smart environmental management for soils and water use.

We’ll be on the move every day. We visit as many businesses as possible, staying in beautiful – and sometimes remote – places in order to understand the agriculture. Daily in-depth evening discussions will help to extract the points, practices and perspectives that can be applied to agricultural practice back here in the UK. Watch the photo story of the previous AgriTour South Africa for a  glimpse of the issues and examples you will witness.

If you think you would like to join the study tour from the 7th-14th March 2015 and are willing to pay a contribution of £1350 towards the costs then download the AgriTour South Africa 2015 information so you can check your eligibility for grant funding through CCA Landskills.

There are only nine places available.