Agricultural


Foremost in UCL’s efforts to make the group an integrated, sustainable and profitable agricultural organization is its affiliation with its suppliers. It is a relationship that stands out in the industry and one which is vital to future success.

Agri Services to Growers

The Agri Services division is there to serve the needs of Group’s growers and suppliers of wattle bark, pine timber and sugar cane. The Extension services cover various agronomic aspects of day-to-day farming and planning activities. Below is a list of services:

Agronomic Services

  • Fertiliser application programmes.
  • Cane variety recommendations.
  • Cane ripener programmes.
  • Pest and disease advice and control.
  • Assistance with monthly production estimates.

Mapping

  • Digital maps of all UCL cane suppliers are available at the Agri Services offices. Maps can be updated via mobile GPS at the request of growers.
  • The distribution of sugar cane varieties can also be mapped and illustrated. Growers may schedule appointments with the Agri Services Department and prepare a full description of field numbers and varieties to be consolidated into their map.

Small Scale Wattle Growers

  • Mentorship; i.e. assistance with planting, planning, herbicide application, etc.

UCL remains committed to creating value for their raw material suppliers and looks forward to continued close cooperation.

The Agri Services Team

AGM: Friedel Eggers
Tel: +27 33 501 1600 (ext. 6001)
Fax: +27 33 501 1187
Cell: +27 82 821 0617
Email: eggersf@ucl.co.za

Agronomist: Bruno Eggers
Tel: +27 33 501 1600 (ext. 6002)
Fax: +27 33 501 1187
Cell: +27 71 683 2608
Email: eggersb@ucl.co.za

Weighbridge: Pravesh Sewpersad
Tel: +27 33 501 1600 (ext. 7004)
Fax: +27 33 501 1860
Cell: +27 72 260 4426
Email: agriofficer@ucl.co.za

Weighbridge: David Juggiah
Tel: +27 33 501 1600 (ext. 7045)
Fax: +27 33 501 1860
Email: agri@ucl.co.za

Small Grower Liaison: Bongani Ndlovu
Tel: +27 33 501 1600 (ext. 6003)
Fax: +27 33 501 1187