Falcon – a strong partner for South Africa
Last August and September, our importer Falcon conducted a demo tour of the latest AMAZONE equipment with its dealers in South Africa, i.e. before the start of the spring season. Owing to the pandemic, the demonstrations were conducted with a limited number of participants and social distancing but were nevertheless a great success.
It was finally a good year for local agriculture again – there was sufficient rainfall and corresponding yields. The focus of the demonstrations in the maize region around the city of Johannesburg was on passive soil tillage with modern cultivator and disc harrow technology.
The Catros compact disc harrow and the Cenius mulch cultivator with their “only as deep as necessary” concept will also have to prove their worth there, whereby maize yields can also be around 18 to 20 tonnes per hectare under irrigation. The organic matter which has to be incorporated is correspondingly high. One of the key criteria for local farmers is to ensure good incorporation and mixing without blockage.
The Ceus disc & tine combination cultivator, which was recently launched on the African market, was able to demonstrate how well it can cope with large quantities of crop residues for the first time. This is because not only a large number of local manufacturers are active in South Africa but also all the well-known international competitors.
Needless to say, our ZA-TS fertiliser spreaders with ArgusTwin system (detection of lateral distribution by means of sensor technology) and our UX plant protection equipment with active boom guidance were also part of the presentations.
AMAZONE offers the right machinery solutions from harvest to harvest - also for agricultural success in Africa. Together with our partner Falcon, we have been serving this important market very successfully for many years, but it is vital that we continue to do this in these extraordinary times!