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National Maize & Soybean Congress

PROGRAMME

August 2023

29 August

  • 14:00 – 16:00 check in at assigned hotel
  • 18:30 for 19:00 welcoming function and performance at Botsalanong Boma

30 August

Maize Day, Sun Park Centre

  • 08:30 – 08:45 Welcome – Izak Le Roux, Managing Director of Elim
  • 08:45 – 09:15 Opening – Benji du Preez, farmer in Zambia
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  • 09:15 – 10:30 Thomas Strydom, Managing Director of Sion Agri. Sion Agri is the market leader in precision grain farming practices and has tested many of Randy’s practices under South African conditions since 2018. The past four years of data as well as the very latest precision practices will be shared with producers. With Randy’s help, Thomas has developed local yield-based norms for maize, soya and wheat, applying them with very good results.
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Barend Pienaar, Technical Manager at Afrikelp. As part of his master’s degree, Barend tested the effect of kelp on maize as well as astures to counteract the negative impact on sodium in soil.
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  • 11:30 – 12:00 Tea
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  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lourens Janse Van Rensburg, Technical and Regional Manager at Elim. Lourens is considered a planter specialist, having managed Precision Planting’s trial farm in Heidelberg. There he gained valuable practical expertise and experienced first hand the impact of planters on yield. He will share the most important tips for optimising the use of lanters, along with yield data on the efficacy of in-furrow treatments.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Stalls
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Randy Dowdy, former world maize record holder. Randy shares his secrets with South African producers: were the majority of yields are lost, how he managed to get his maize yield above 30t/ha, and the insights he gained from other farmers on the reality programme Corn Warriors.
  • 18:30 for 19:00 dinner and performance at Valley of Waves

31 August

Soybean Day, Sun Park Centre

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  • 08:00 – 09:00 Lukas Potgieter, Chemical Engineer and Formulation Specialist at Elim. Lukas will demonstrate practically where the greatest dangers and losses lie with tank mixture interactions, especially when it comes to glyphosate.
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  • 09:00 – 10:00  Panel discussion of South African farmers to share some of their best practices.
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  • 10:00 – 10:30 Tea
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Tea
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Randy Dowdy, current world soya record holder (12,4t/ha). Randy will share valuable information with South African producers about where the most yields are lost, how he increased his soya yield, and what he learnt in the reality show Corn Warriors. Definitely an opportunity not to be missed.
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  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and departure.

Registration

Booking Options

Day Visitors

Day Visitor Booking

The cost for a day visitor booking is R1000 per day. Day visitor bookings include the following:

• Maize OR Soybean day conference
• 12 Month subscription at LANDBOU.COM
• Lunch
• Coffee & Tea
• 1 Day entrance at Sun City

Day Visitor Booking
The cost for a day visitor booking is R1000 per day.

Download the registration form here.

Please e-mail your day visitors form, ALONG with your proof of payment on or before 31 July 2023 to:

Elmarie Le Roux
elmarie@sunlab.co.za

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+27 12 252 4455

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+27 12 252 4455

Top-quality products, supported by agricultural knowledge and outstanding service, give Elim Fertilisers the edge.