Welcome to our blog, dedicated to helping farmers prepare for the future by staying up-to-date on the latest innovations, technologies, and techniques that promote sustainability. We aim to provide valuable insights and strategies to help you achieve success in the ever-evolving agricultural landscape. Read on to discover new tactics for farming of the future and stay ahead of the curve.
Quarter Two Winner
Deon Pelser from Port Elizabeth is the latest winner in the Shell Supporting Farm of the Future quarterly draw. The prize, a 2KVA inverter, was handed over to him by Cameron Price of Express Petroleum, a Shell authorised distributor, on 24 July 2023. 

Pelser grew up on a cattle farm and has been following a career in agriculture for more than 20 years. This year, he and his wife started a new development on land in the Eastern Cape, where they will mainly plant dragon fruit for export.
Shell Naturelle
Shell Naturelle: Delivering Sustainability And Performance With Our Highest Standard In Biodegradability And Ecotoxicity
Businesses are under pressure to deliver more, while also contributing to a more sustainable future. This means they must adapt to rapidly changing standards and regulations – and use fewer resources, without compromising performance.
Smart Farming
Smart farming tech solutions have a lot of potential to help farmers improve their practices and reduce their environmental impact by optimising their use of resources like water, fertiliser, and pesticides more efficiently. For example, sensors and data analytics can help farmers determine exactly how much water their crops need, and when and where to apply fertiliser or pesticides. This can not only improve crop yields, but also reduce waste and minimise the environmental impact of farming practices.
Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative agriculture is a practice that focuses on building and restoring soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. It’s a way of farming that goes beyond just sustaining the land and actually seeks to improve it over time. By using techniques like crop rotation, cover cropping, and reduced tillage, regenerative agriculture can help restore the health of the soil and increase its capacity to store carbon. This can lead to increased crop yields, improved water quality, and healthier ecosystems overall.
Asparagopsis is actually a type of seaweed that has been getting a lot of attention lately for its potential to reduce methane emissions in cows. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is produced by cows during digestion, and it is a significant contributor to climate change. Scientists have discovered that when asparagopsis is added to cow feed, it can drastically reduce the amount of methane that cows produce.
Have ideas?

Do you have any ideas or knowledge about new innovations and technologies in the agricultural sector? Or share your challenges or innovative ideas that you have implemented. We’d be happy to investigate further.