Farming in South Africa is one of the oldest industries which has shaped the society and economy in the country. Agriculture in South Africa is unique in many ways. It has a highly diversified agricultural sector that produces a variety of products. Products such as grains, fruits, sugar, wine, dairy, meat, and eggs.
South Africa’s farming is not only self-sufficient for many agricultural products, but it is a significant farm product exporter. Farmers in South Africa are known for exporting high quality citrus, wine, and flowers.
Farm management software for farmers in South Africa
Despite many challenges such as droughts, land reforms, and energy shortages, many farmers in South Africa continue to adopt modern technologies. Technologies that help farmers to increase productivity, sustainability, and profitability.
Practical farm management software is just one of the tools which farmers in South Africa implement in order to increase their farm effectiveness. AgNote’s farm management software offers farmers in South Africa a variety of crop management tools which help to save farmer’s precious time and further improve farm management. AgNote provides farmers with three dedicated crop management areas for row, permanent and vegetable crops. If you are exploring tools that would help you to further improve farm management, please try AgNote. You can register now and try AgNote free for seven days.
Row crop management
During summer rainfall, row crops in South Africa thrive. Most grown summer crops in South Africa are wheat, sugarcane, maize, soybeans, sunflower seed, and sorghum.
AgNote’s row crop management area allows farmers to instantly view what and where it is planted. In the same management area farmers can view previous crop history and can start planning the next season. Row crop management area is simple to navigate, and records can be added in batches to save time. There farmers can see at a glance what inputs have been applied, spray application completed, and field work recorded.
AgNote allows farmers to track all costs associated with crop production. The information saved can be quickly downloaded for further analysis. AgNote includes multiple dashboards which each user can customize as needed.
Permanent crop management
South Africa grows well over four hundred thousand hectares of permanent crops. Commonly grown permanent crops in South Africa include grapes, citrus, pecans, walnuts, apples and more.
AgNote’s Permanent crop management area, provides growers a clear visibility on individual crop season. There permanent crop growers can easily manage the current season, view previous ones, and start planning the upcoming season.
The permanent crop management area allows users to record different crop characteristics. There farmers can add multiple varieties for each orchard, specify rootstock and distance between rows and plants. If you manage multiple permanent crops, i.e. mandarins and grapes, each crop will have its own management area. This way growers can easily focus on each permanent crop individually.
Vegetable crop management
South Africa has a diverse climate range, ranging from Mediterranean in the Western Cape to subtropical in KwaZulu-Natal region. The vegetables grown here, vary based on region and time of year. Popular vegetables (produce) grown in the South African climate include peppers, beans, cucumbers, squash, okra, eggplants, and cabbage.
AgNote’s vegetable (produce) management area includes specific functionalities for vegetable growers. Functionalities such as:
- Vegetable season planning. Vegetable growers can plan up to three plantings for the current and next year. This allows growers to plan out their seasons since vegetable crops often come with stricter management.
- Vegetable field splitting. In the vegetable management area growers can split fields into smaller blocks. It is common for vegetable growers to grow multiple crops and varieties in the same field. Harvested yields can also be recorded individually for each block.
- Harvest date estimation. Often, for vegetable growers, it is particularly important to know when the crop will be ready for harvest. AgNote can intelligently estimate the harvest date based on what and when was planted.
Try AgNote for your farm management
If you are a farmer in South Africa who is looking for opportunities to further streamline and improve farm management, please try AgNote. You can register now and try AgNote’s farm management software free for seven days. Registration will take less than one minute, and it does not require any payment methods. Thank you!