Floppy wins prestigious World Bank Award

Floppy Sprinkler known by many farmers has won various awards. The competition for best Innovative Ideas and Technologies endorsed by the World Bank and hosted by The Irrigation Association was held in Louisiana, USA during their annual International Irrigation Show at the end of last year. The competition focused on finding the best irrigation technology that is aimed at the world’s small agricultural holders in developing countries.

Floppy receives its eighth award!

“Winning a TT100 Award is undoubtedly a great honour – all the more so because of the rigour of the competition’s adjudication process.” (Sunday Times, 30 November 2003)

The winners of the annual Technology Top 100 Awards were announced at a prestigious gala event at Gallagher Estate in Gauteng on 27 November last year.

Floppy receives another award!

FLOPPY SPRINKLER recently won a SABI Award at the prestigious 13th bi-annual South African Irrigation Institute Congress that was held in Worcester during May this year.

The SABI Congress forms a vital platform for new developments and approaches to solving the intricate challenges faced by the irrigation fraternity daily. The focus of this year’s Congress was on the sustainable utilization of water.

Success with bananas in Angola!

By Dr JC Robinson, Du Roi Laboratories

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 Dr John Robinson, Technical Director, Du Roi Laboratory
at Mr Monteiro's plantation in Angola

An Angolan business entrepreneur successfully established a 32 ha block of commercial bananas at Benguela, on the Southern coast of Angola.  Mr Manuel Antonio Monteiro planted 32 ha's of mixed Cavendish varieties (Williams, Grand nain and Chinese Cavendish) from November 2002 to January 2003.  Flowering was from May to July and the first harvest of bunches started in September (10 months from planting) and will continue until December 2003.