I was brought up on a farm at Schagen near Nelspruit and attended White River Primary and matriculated at Lowveld High in Nelspruit. I moved to Kwazulu Natal in 1976 where I farmed in the sugar cane industry for 25 odd years. I relocated to the Komatipoort area 7 years ago where I currently work for The Umhlatuzi Valley Sugar Company. My strengths are, Sugar Cane development, irrigation installation, crop estimates, financial control, weed control, negotiating prices and labour relations. My passion is looking after the environment in particular wild life and indigenous areas.
Assistant to the General Manager
The Umhlatuzi Valley Sugar Company
From September 2007
Crop Sugar Cane and Mangoes
Reporting to the General Manager
Sugar cane husbandry
Irrigation - Centre Pivot, Dragline, Surface drip and subsurface drip and scheduling thereof.
Development of new area's.
Harvesting and Transport of the crop
Financial Management - I assist in the management of the budget.
HR Management and SHE
Knowledge & experience
I have successfully utilized herbicide programmes conducive to the area, soil and moisture conditions. My knowledge in herbicides and weed control is excellent.
I have a good understanding of fertilizer requirements especially under irrigation conditions. I have a good understanding of fertigation. Soil conditioning is of paramount importance.
I am in possession of the Applicators Certificate for Temic application. I also have knowledge of the application of Bandit for the control of Thrips.
I am computer literate and have received the International Computer Driving Licence Certificate. I have excellent knowledge in the Cane Pro Programme for wages and farm record keeping.
I am mechanically minded and am able to plan and implement service schedules.
My labour relation is good and I am mindful of the labour law and act.
I have been involved with cattle all my life, which includes dairy, beef and stud breeding.
Grain crops and Pastures:
I have a fair knowledge of the production of grain crops and the maintenance of pastures.
I have some experience in the orchard growing of Macadamia's
I have a fair knowledge in the farming of subtropical Fruits especially Mangoes and Avocado's.
I have extensive knowledge in sub-surface drip, surface drip, dragline and centre pivot irrigation. I have a good understanding of the different irrigation programmes.
B. CONTACT and PERSONAL DETAILS
Contact numbers (082) 412 7538 (Cell)
E-Mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager, SA Country Districts & KZN
Bruce (28) and Christopher (25)
Home Language English
Other Languages Afrikaans, Zulu (good working knowledge)
Driver's Licence Code 02 & 14
Criminal Offences Nil
Sports and Hobbies Golf, running, woodwork, bird
Watching, game-viewing and playing
Sports Achievements Manager, SA Country Districts & KZN
Country Districts Hockey Teams
5 Comrades Marathon Medals
Qualifications & Certifications
Lowveld High School
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