UFS experimental farm gets ultra modern tractor
2006-12-04

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently acquired a McCormick MC 115 tractor equipped with the latest technology. This was made possible by a sponsorship of R100 000 by BUO Agri in Bultfontein, who serve as agents for McCormick. At the moment about 300ha soil is being used for the cultivation of mealies and wheat, which are used as basis for the feed of cows on the Paradys Experimental Farm. The cultivars will in future also be used by postgraduate students for experiments. The farm will also in the future conduct experiments with seeds for seed companies. Attending the delivery of the tractor were, from the left: Mr Danie Nortjé (National Service and Product Manager of McCormich SA), Prof Herman van Schalkwyk (Dean of the UFS Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences), Mr Ian Bothma (M Sc-student at the UFS) and Mr Jan Jacobs (Sales Agent of McCormich SA).

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FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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