Pierneef Smit (Reemoon) and Dewald Eksteen from Bufland Boerdery, with Bufland's new Reemoon 2-lane optic sizer sorting machine.
The new two lane sorting machine has 30 outlets, simplifying the packing of fruit at peak counts.
The entrance to Bufland Boerdery in the Waterberg Mountains, with peach and nectarine orchards in the background.
Bufland packs class 1 fruit for UniChoice, with class 2 under its brand Ecochoice.
Cara cara navels being packed for the Canadian market.
A snapshot of Bufland's two fruit divisions: stonefruit and citrus, not a common combination in Limpopo Province.
Class 2 and 3 fruit for the local markets are bagged.
The Reemoon optic sizer's camera takes 11 photos of each fruit and 11 fruit per second under this hood.
The iconic silver cluster-leaf (Terminalia sericea) of the Bushveld that denotes deep, sandy soils. The Waterberg mountains are on the horizon.
A snapshot of the screen of Reemoon's proprietary optic sizing software, identifying blemishes and marks on fruit. It counts the number of blemishes and calculates the area of the fruit affected by blemishes.
The chromatomap measuring the colour and the hue of the fruit moving by.
Low chill peach varieties are already in bloom, even though winter is but halfway on Bufland Boerdery.
The rows of pruned trees in very early spring (photo taken at the end of August 2013).
Bufland produces vast amounts of compost for its farming operations as part of the enterprise's conservation approach to farming.
The outside of the Bufland packhouse.
The farm's entrance with another specimen of the tree characteristic of the veld in this area, the Terminalia sericea (silver cluster-leaf).
Bufland Boerdery lies in a fertile valley next to the Waterberg Mountains, part of the mineral-rich Bushveld Complex.
Ostriches in Terminalia (silver cluster-leaf tree) veld.
The region is characterised by deep, sandy soils in this part of the mineral-rich Bushveld.
Bushveld with the Waterberg mountains on the horizon.
An agama lizard on a tree just outside the citrus packhouse.