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Farmers Weekly
Dealing with aphids on brassicas

Aphids are a problem in two ways. Firstly, they cause physical damage when feeding on the crop.
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Defeating the cabbage moth – biologically

Nearly everyone who has ever grown brassicas has had a problem with the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella). Small wonder it is also called the ‘cabbage moth’.
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Change and growth in the markets

The traditional route for a person entering the market agency business has seen the youngster working alongside an older person, receiving on-the-job training.
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Kill the weed, not the cabbage

As soon as you have planted your cabbage crop, you should apply herbicide with insecticide to eliminate cutworms.
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Leadership for markets

In his excellent book ,In the Driving Seat – Lessons in Leadership, Brand Pretorius quotes Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric: “Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
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Space cabbages correctly

Many factors play a role in the spacing of cabbage – the process is not quite as simple as you might imagine.
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Playing with inflated prices

Some (but not all) market agents have been doing it for years, but that does not make it acceptable.
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Nitrogen: the key to high cabbage yield

A shortage of nitrogen is the single most common reason for a cabbage crop not reaching its full yield potential. This applies equally to the quantity applied as to how to conserve it and maintain its correct level.
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Fresh produce sector attracting more youth

Traditionally, the fresh produce sector has been lax in attracting youngsters into the fold. But this is changing, and it’s encouraging to see the developments in recruiting that have taken place in recent years.
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How to plant cabbage correctly

Cabbage can be planted by hand or mechanically. For hand planting, the best tool is a home-made miniature hoe. This can be constructed by cutting up an old implement disc into wedges and welding a section of pipe to each as a handle.
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