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About ap vos & seuns

AP Vos & Seuns is a family business that was first established in 1953. The third generation is currently in management and the fourth generation has recently started getting involved. The farm is situated in Mpumalanga in Kiepersol, about 20km from Hazyview and 60km from Nelspruit. The farm produces Macadamia Nuts and all the trees are bearing.

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AP Vos & Seuns' Sustainability Initiatives

After a very difficult season with low prices and an unsteady economy, AP Vos & Seuns realised that the farm needed to start saving money and do their planning better. Alongside this came the realisation and prioritisation of helping make the world a better, healthier place.

Energy Conscious

AP Vos & Seuns only uses their pumps to fill reserve dams in Eskom’s green times. Most of the irrigation on the farm is done with gravity fed irrigation. The farm is in the process of converting all their pumps to solar power. AP Vos & Seuns only carry out irrigation when necessary and make use of rainwater as far as possible.

Fuel Savings

AP Vos & Seuns has gravel roads with speed-caps on all of the roads on the farm. There is also an active limitation of unnecessary driving; not only to optimise fuel usage but also to save time and money.

Use of Mulching

After harvest, each season, all the trees are pruned and all of the pruned branches are chipped and mulched. This is spread under the trees.

Water Wise

AP Vos & Seuns makes use of probes that are planted in different areas on the farm. Water is managed according to the probes and irrigation is only used when necessary.

Promoting Soil Health

AP Vos & Seuns is busy with an EM program in which micro-organisms are irrigated into the soil in order to assist with better absorption and soil heath. The farm also manufactures its own compost to use on the farm when necessary and has made use of cover crops.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

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