Waterberg Berries is a proud Ozblu farmer situated in the majestic Waterberg range of Limpopo, South Africa. “Customer First” is their motto. Using the latest technology and the best consultants and knowledge, Waterberg Berries strives to achieve optimal production with the least impact on the environment. Waterberg Berries loves what they do – sustainably produce superior quality blueberries.
Waterberg Berries embraces sustainability by believing in continuous improvement, innovation, ongoing learning and respect for diversity – Waterberg Berries
Waterberg Berries is committed to sustainable practices. The farm has installed solar geysers and a solar pump at their staff accommodation. Waterberg Berries plans to expand the use of solar power throughout the entire farm. The farm prioritizes biological pest and disease control through collaboration with “Field Bugs” and the cultivation of predator-friendly gardens. To support natural predators, the only vegetation slashed is between orchard rows, avoiding the use of sprays that would eliminate their hiding places.
A solar pump and solar geysers at staff accommodation supplies 122 kWh per month and they are planning to expand the use of solar power soon.
Driving is limited to only necessary trips and the speed cap is limited to 20 km/h on the farm.
Waterberg Berries’ skilled agronomy team recommends the appropriate use of fertilisers.
To ensure optimal irrigation management, Waterberg Berries measures drainage levels on a daily basis.
A local business recycles Waterberg Berries’ glass, paper and cartons, and organic waste is composted on the farm.
Waterberg Berries allows natural vegetation to thrive between orchard rows. Carbon values are assessed annually and compared with previous years’ data.
A 270Ha area that is not farmed is set aside for conservation. We also practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and clear invasive alien vegetation annually.
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