Petru Fourie, research coordinator and production cost analyst at Grain SA, walked away with first prize in the Bayer Agricultural Writers SA Technical Article award on Friday night. The Agricultural Writers National Awards evening is held annually to amongst others, honour various of its members for the excellent contributions to the agri-sector.

Fourie’s entry “NUWE SEISOEN: Opsies vir wins­gewende graanproduksie raak min” appeared in the September 2018 issue of the SA Graan/Grain. Articles are judged on various aspects including relevance, logical explanation and flow of information, the use and integration of resources, the ease with which technical information is communicated to readers and the optimal use of supportive material.

In addition to the prize money, Fourie also has the opportunity to attend the 2020 IFAJ Congress in Denmark, thanks to Bayer.

Photo: Courtesy of Agricultural Writers SA