Senwes and SGS to join hands

SGS is the world’s largest verification, testing and certification organisation. Founded in 1978, SGS is now recognised as the global benchmark for the highest standards of expertise, quality and integrity. With over 70 years of experience in the agriculture sector, SGS delivers a broad spectrum of independent and quality services to its customers. Senwes Group CEO Francois Strydom said that the co-operation was part of the company’s relentless drive for innovative solutions. “This initiative allows Senwes to offer its clients the best advice and solutions with regards to independent agronomic advisory services.” Cobus Burger, Business Manager: SGS - Precision Farming Services added: “We are excited to be partnering with one of the country’s leading agri-businesses while offering a service that will potentially lead to an experience of increased sustainability in your crop production. Senwes has broken new ground in many technological areas of agriculture and it makes good business sense for SGS to join hands with Senwes.

Through this partnership Senwes clients will now benefit from speciality services such as:
  • Crop inspections
  • Leaf nutrition recommendations
  • Soil profile inspections
  • Interpretation of analytical results v Management of soil fertility and fertiliser recommendations
  • Variable fertiliser and plant density maps prepared in accordance with predetermined soil and yield targets
  • Nutrient index satellite and drone images which allows for creation of nutrient index maps
  • Overlays with soil type and/or soil chemical maps for statistical analysis.

Senwes in turn would enable the client to access and make use of:

  • A precision gateway application – a web-based data platform that provides access to all information on the farm; virtual consultation and a production calendar. The “Track me” feature provides the Senwes client with the ability to track and enquire data per geo-referenced point
  • Soil classification and risk management
  • Soil, leaf and water analysis
  • Evaluation regarding the economic viability of agricultural soils
  • Naturally coupled with appropriate credit and other solutions at the choice of the client

For more information or requests for interviews please contact: Etienne Nel: 083 298 1553 Ian Bothma (SGS NviroCrop Area Manager) Cell: 082 904 4110