Strategic Partnerships

Aerobotics

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Aerobotics is an aerial data analytics company for agriculture.

Using Machine Learning to analize satellite and drone imagery, Aerobotics provides orchard farmers with valuable information about each individual tree. Datasets include per-tree stress, canopy area, height and volume, along with plant moisture maps. These datasets are used in tools that allow farmers to monitor crop performance, generate variable-rate fertilization maps, yield estimates and data-driven scouting plans.

All drone data, satellite data and tools are available in an online platform called Aeroview. With the recent launch of Aeroview Scout, an offline app for smartphones, farmers can take their drone data into the field to find and correct problem areas. Aeroview Scout is a must-have tool for weekly pest and disease scouting, such as False Coddling Moth monitoring.

Aerobotics is a fast-moving company, working alongside the best farmers and consultants like First Fruits to improve agricultural yields, reduce risk, and reduce input costs.

James Paterson (www.aerobotics.co)
Aerobotics

Agribalance

agribalanceAgribalance is an independent precision services company started by Gielie Schreuder, who identified a need for precision farming solutions in the viticultural and horticultural industries.  

Agribalance has partnered with some of the leading agricultural consultation companies such as First Fruits Consulting, who offers precision farming services in South Africa, to provide their clients with the latest variable rate application technologies. Agribalance provides a comprehensive solution including it’s own tractors, variable rate spreaders and loaders so that producers can continue as normal with their daily activities.  

During the precision soil sampling process which includes analysis and recommendations, shape files are generated for use in the customised GPS equipment of Agribalance.  Variable rate application then ensures that every area of land is ameliorated optimally according to the soil grid on which sampling took place.  

In addition to variable rate soil amelioration, Agribalance can also apply all fertilizers during the course of the production season.  Variable rate fertilizer programs compiled after assessment of variance picked up on NDVI maps, can also be applied by Agribalance.

Please contact your First Fruits consultant or send an e-mail to info@1stfruits.co.za for more information as well as contact details for Agribalance.

Gielie Schreuder
Agriblance

Agri-Infinitum 

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Agri-Infinitum was founded in 2017 with the main objective to add value through scientific principles and practical advice to clients and farmers in the fruit industry.  Agri-infinitum is involved starting from soil classification and planning of the new orchard to the procurement of all the necessary services to ensure successful new orchards are established. 

Nico Wasserfall is a Soil Scientist with specialised knowledge and experience in quantifying soil potential and terroir development. This information forms the basis of any new agricultural development as well as the redevelopment of existing farms.

Agri-Infinitum focuses on a holistic approach through the integration of scientific principles and practical solutions to identify the most sustainable and economically viable outcome for the client. An independent approach enables Agri-Infinitum to partner with the necessary organisations and people required to ensure that an optimal outcome is achieved.

 

First Fruits Farming

first fruits farmingFirst Fruits Farming (PTY) Ltd farms with lemons in Simondium on the Babylonstoren road and does contract farming for joint venture clients of First Fruits Consulting (PTY) Ltd in Klapmuts and Paarl.  Established in 2013, First Fruits Farming exports its own lemon crop to the EU, Middle East, Africa and Reunion Island, as well as supplying the local market with out of season fruit.  

Services offered to joint venture clients of First Fruits Consulting include comprehensive management of all farming activities such as fertilizer application, foliar feed and crop protection applications, irrigation scheduling, supply and management of labour and all admin related functions such as finance and audits.  

First Fruits Farming transports and supplies all of its own equipment such as tractors, mist blowers, fertilizer spreaders, bin wagons and slashers which make us an ideal solution for life style farmers in and around Simondium, Paarl and Klapmuts looking for a comprehensive farm management solution for their orchards.  

First Fruits Farming has a proven track record for salvaging neglected orchards and turning them into highly productive export orchards.  For more information please contact us by sending an e-mail to production@1stfruits.co.za

First Fruits Farming (PTY) Ltd