AgriSuite Online®


AgriSuite Online® is an internet based agricultural information system developed and maintained for farmers. The system can be accessed on your PC or Mac, on tablets and smartphones for when you're on the go. You can access the system in your office and on the farm getting the same rich user experience wherever you are.

Animal Production

Animal Production

Find out which production system is right for you, how to manage your animals, nutrition, health care and marketing

Manage your animal production system

Production systems. Consider the different factors of production, evaluate extensive and intensive production systems and find the right production schedule for your farm.

Breeds. Find information about different breeds and select the right breed for you.

Facilities. Obtain information about different farm facilities and housing required. Select the best option for your farm.

Management tasks. The most important management tasks and techniques that should be implemented to be successful.

Feeding and Nutrition. Learn about important nutrients, feed requirements and feeding guidelines.

Breeding. Discover how to breed, selection and replacement, and managing the reproduction cycle.

Health care. Learn about biosecurity, obtain immunization programmes and identify diseases, parasites and nutritional imbalances.

Marketing. Find out how to market your animals and animal products.

Main Sections

Beef cattle | Poultry | Dairy cattle | Pigs | Sheep | Ostriches |Meat goats | Aquaculture | Milk goats

Animal production information on the farm

Portia Phahlane
The future role of youth in food security
06 February 2017
Portia Phahlane
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Thembeka Zengele
Investing in Crop Production
16 January 2016
Thembeka Zengele
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Plant Production

Plant Production

Interested in how to grow crops?. Select the right crops and grow it successfully on your farm. Information also suitable for home gardeners.

Manage your plant production system

Crop description. Each crop is described, basic production requirements are provided together with popular varieties and an introduction to fresh produce markets.

Production Programme. Find out when and where you can plant crops as well as the key activities and resources required to grow crops successfully.

Soil preparation. The first step in the production process is explained, including how to take soil samples, getting the soil ready for planting as well as fertilization.

Planting. Information about all the planting materials required, how much to buy, the spacing of plants and seeds as well as planting times and plant depths.

Crop maintenance. Guidelines on growth temperatures, water requirements, fertilizer requirements and the control of pests and diseases.

Harvesting: Find out how to harvest your crop, harvesting periods and yields that can be expected.

Disease control. A detailed description of all diseases that can be found on each crop as well as preventive control measures. Users are also directed to suppliers of control chemicals.

Pest control. A detailed description of all pests that can be found on each crop as well as preventive control measures. Users are also directed to suppliers of control chemicals.

Weed control. Guidelines on the control of weeds in production systems aligned to each crop.

Problem solver. Solve your pest and disease problems by means of this easy to use problem solving tool designed for each crop.

Handling, storage and transport. Guidelines on the post-harvest handling, storage and transport of each crop.

Processing and Marketing. Guidelines on the processing of each crop as well as marketing strategies.

Main Sections

Vegetables | Roots and Tubers | Fruit | Industrial crops | Grains | Cut flowers | Oilseeds | Garden flowers

Sabhinah Ncongwane
Winter crops
09 May 2016
Sabhinah Ncongwane
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Dr John Lapham
Managing Crop Production
07 March 2016
Dr John Lapham
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Agricultural Weather

Agricultural weather

Discover the weather prediction for your farm as well as other general climatic information in the palm of your hand. Also receive fungal disease outbreak and fire warnings.

Make decisions early

Current weather. Hourly updates of the weather on your farm including wind speed, rainfall, cloud cover, air pressure, humidity and visibility. These factors are used when applying chemicals, administering medicines and irrigation.

Forecast. Discover the weather forecasts for your farm for the next 5 days period to allow you to prepare for potential disasters.

Fungal warning. Align your disease control programme with this simple tool that projects the potential occurrence of the outbreak of fungal diseases.

Fire warnings. Be prepared for fire outbreaks and spread on your farm by means of this interactive map, estimating the potential for fires in your area.

Annual climate. Discover monthly average rainfall and temperatures for your farm and compare it with current conditions to help you to prepare for environmental challenges.

Main Sections

Current weather | 5-day forecast | Fungal warnings | Fire warnings

Juanita van Zyl
The role of GIS in land use planning®
22 March 2016
Juanita van Zyl
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Juanita van Zyl
The History of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
11 August 2015
Juanita van Zyl
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Agricultural infrastructure

Agricultural Infrastructure

Find out where you can buy input resources, sell products and get support in your area. This simple interactive map provides details on key providers together with their location and contact details.

Find key infrastructure in your area

On the map. By selecting a category, the relevant agricultural infrastructure and organization in your area are displayed on a scalable map.

Selecting those nearest to you. By selecting an organization nearest to you, you will be provided with the contact details of that specific organization as well as two additional options close to you.

Main Sections

Abattoirs | Feed companies | Auctioneers | Feedlots | Cooperatives | Financial | Dairy companies | Markets | Dept of Agriculture | Millers | Breeders | Suppliers

Juanita van Zyl
GIS DATA - AgriSuite®
16 February 2015
Juanita van Zyl
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Agricultural markets

Agricultural Markets

Know what is happening in the agricultural marketplace. A simple and easy to use presentation of market data, statistics and trading results across the total spectrum of agricultural markets in South Africa.

Know what is going on in the markets

Market information. An electronic library of markets and marketing information provided by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry ad Fisheries.

Fresh produce. Daily updated market prices and volumes traded, combined with an analysis of markets for more than 100 fresh produce commodities on 17 National Fresh Produce Markets. This include the data for vegetables, fruit and nuts.

SAFEX. Discover the price trends for yellow maize, white maize, soybeans, sunflower and wheat. Prices and trends are updated daily.

Animal products. Obtain trading prices for beef, eggs, milk, mutton, pork, wool as well as poultry.

Main Sections

Market information | Fresh produce | SAFEX | Animal product markets

Portia Maibelo
Farmers, get to know the Market and Market Agent!
25 May 2016
Portia Phahlane
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Piet van Zyl
Access to Markets - Small producers, big challenges
28 April 2015
Piet van Zyl
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From farmer to farmer, a free classified system to buy and sell agricultural products.

Buy and sell anything

Buy and sell anything from an old plough to your farm. This section has been added to AgriSuite Online® because we know that farmers like to buy and sell farming related goods.

Items are categorized and grouped together with the contact details of the seller and are displayed free of charge.

Main Sections

Accommodation | Implements | Animal production | Notices | Business | Personal | Construction | Property | Equipment | Social | Feed and crops | Vacancies | For sale |Vehicles | Home and garden

Portia Maibelo
03 March 2015
Portia Maibelo
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From farmer to farmer, a free classified system to buy and sell agricultural products.

Ask for help

A discussion forum to expand the knowledge base of AgriSuite® Online. The forum facilitates and enhances user interaction and contributions from knowledgeable users.

All users can ask questions, discuss issues and provide solutions in this discussion forum.

Discussions are grouped per section and forms part of the knowledge base of AgriSuite Online®.

If you cannot find a solution in the rest of the system, you can ask for help in the discussion forum.

Main Sections

Beef cattle | Dairy cattle | Sheep | Goats | Pigs | Broilers | Layers | Vegetables | Fruit | Grains | Oilseeds | Roots and tubers | Industrial crops | Flowers | General farming | Markets

Thapedi Setshedi
A look at Discussions
09 March 2015
Thapedi Setshedi
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Jeanne-Louise Bekker
The AgriSuite® Online Discussion Forum
01 December 2014
Jeanne-Louise Bekker
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Find a web link to other organizations in agriculture in South and southern Africa.

See others

Links are provided to other agricultural role players in South and southern Africa. Simply click on a tile and you will be redirected to the relevant website.

Bids and Offers

Bids and offers

Would you like an opportunity to buy or sell agricultural commodities in the cloud? Here you can offer your produce for sale or submit bids for produce you want.

Virtual marketplace

Offers. If you have an agricultural commodity that you would like to sell, you may place your offer here. Users are allowed to provide comprehensive details about their produce and an interactive map is also provided showing the location of such offers.

Bids. Do you have a need for agricultural commodities? Ask for such commodities here, together with a detailed description of what you need and your contact details.

The aim. The aim of the Bids and Offers component is to bring buyers and sellers together in a virtual marketplace where they can contact each other and trade accordingly.

Main Sections

Offers | Bids

Jeanne-Louise Bekker
Bids and offers - A direct link from farm to consumer
23 March 2015
Jeanne-Louise Bekker
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There are key features of AgriSuite Online® that makes it
an invaluable and essential tool for any serious farmer.

One logon for everything

With one login and password a user can use AgriSuite® on any internet enabled device.

You therefore have the same account on all your devices. This enables you to use AgriSuite® at the office, in meetings, when you travel or when you are working on the farm. AgriSuite® is always with you and you can even use it on someone else's device.

Apple Mac
Mac Pro


Desktop PC

A Desktop PC has the widest possible screen and allows the user to view the largest amount of information possible. On standard PC's the screen may be panned left and right by means of the mouse wheel and on touch screen enabled PC's the user can swipe the screen to view additional information and content.

Smart phones

AgriSuite® adapts seamlessly to the smaller displays of Smart phones. With these devices you can access exactly the same information as with any other larger device. It is therefore possible to take AgriSuite® with you wherever you go.


AgriSuite® runs on the widest range of Notebooks possible. When using a Notebook, AgriSuite® becomes mobile and can be used wherever the user has access to the internet. This may be achieved by means of a connection to a cellular network or a fixed connection. Navigation in AgriSuite® is similar to that of a desktop PC.

Operating systems

It should be possible to run AgriSuite® on any popular operating system. AgriSuite® has been tested on the following Operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Mobile)
  • Linux (All distributions)
  • OS X (10+)
  • Android (All distributions)
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It should be possible to run AgriSuite® on most of the popular browsers. AgriSuite® has been tested on the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11, Edge)
  • Firefox (Latest distribution)
  • Chrome (Latest distribution)
  • Safari (Latest distribution)
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The only difference between Notebooks and Tablets is that Tablets are full touch devices. AgriSuite® adapts seamlessly to these devices allowing the user to navigate the system and gain access to information by means of Touch. Tablets are highly portable and users can access the system wherever they have access to the internet. It should also be noted that AgriSuite® adapts to all operating systems and popular browsers making it available to an extremely large range of Tablet devices.

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