Ellepot root stock for Hayter’s Forestry planting operations in Ixopo

I’ll be doing a series of shoots for Ellepot in the coming months. I kicked off the series with the Hayter’s/Ixopo contracting planting operations. Sutherland Seedlings supplied them with Ellepot Eucalyptus root stock. It was a perfect day for planting; wet, misty and rainy! Ellepot is a propagation system with patented machines, customized trays and… Read More

Forestry operations; Burning firebreaks

Documentary photography of Craig Macfarlane and the Hayter’s team in Ixopo burning fire breaks.   Lianne provides agricultural imagery for websites, advertising, training manuals, webinars and imagery for editorial purposes.  If you would like to know more about Lianne’s packages and rates, contact Lianne here with your enquiry or request.

Gehla, the Cabbage farmer

I visited Gehla Mngona and his family a few weeks ago to see how his cabbages are coming on. Gehla had planted 20000 cabbage seedlings from Sutherland Seedlings and they are about ready for harvest! Cabbages form part of the staple diet here in KwaZulu-Natal and are a great source of nutrients and dietary fibre,… Read More

A Pannar shoot in Parys with 4 brothers!

A couple weeks ago, I went to the likes of Parys, Nigel and Delmas in South Africa, some areas I have not been to before. This shoot was for Pannar Seed and Corteva Agriscience. The 3 day shoot kicked off with the Van der Westhuizen brothers in Parys! They farm maize, soya’s and sunflowers! Are… Read More

The Pannar Delmas Extravaganza!

Last week I got to go to some places in South Africa that I have never been to before! I went on tour to the likes of Parys, Nigel and Delmas for Pannar Seed where I photographed sunflowers, maize and soya crops. I also got to experience my first Pannar Extravaganza show! Every year, Pannar… Read More

Gudra Bean harvest

Today I did a quick morning shoot of Skimps’s Gudra beans being harvested. These images will go into the Pannar Seed and Corteva Science album that I am working on this year for their 2021 catalogue. These Pannar shoots have been a great learning experience for me in that I am photographing a variety of… Read More

Photography of Rice cultivation in Senegal

I got another fantastic opportunity with AgDevCo this December and went right across to Senegal to photograph one of their company partners, CNT S.U.A.R.L. CNT are an agricultural company that specialise in farming rice. They operate 7000 hectares of rice in the Senegal Valley region. 6000 of these hectares are operated by the local smallholder… Read More

Jolivet jockey’s

BOOM, 2020 is here! The start of a new decade! As so many of us do, I have identified a few goals that I will be working on – most notably to go full speed ahead with agricultural photography, both commercial and for NGO organisations. 2019 was a good year in that it helped me… Read More

Planting Avo trees in Ixopo

Another lot of Avo’s being planted in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal. I look forward to the day when there is an abundance of Hass Avo’s for sale! Ixopo’s agricultural landscape is rapidly changing, with many farmers in the district investing in Avo and Lemon orchards!

Sutherland Seedlings Ellepot Avo Trees being planted in Ixopo

Another lot of Avo trees being planted on Loch Buighe Farm. These Avo’s are from Sutherland Seedlings in Ixopo and were planted as Ellepots – a paper pot opposed to plastic bags. Ellepot seedlings and fruit trees are known to be healthier and have a faster root development, with more uniform plants while improving crop… Read More

Cabbage Harvest

A month ago, I met Gehla who is a cabbage and potato farmer in the Ixopo area. I’ve been doing agriculture photography for Harry Gwala Agri, an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs for emerging farmers in KwaZulu-Natal with the help of local commercial farmers. Gehla has been mentored by local farmer Beesie Stone over the years… Read More