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Starting with tomatoes – Part 4

Bill Kerr tells us how to take the crop through to maturity.
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Better parasite control

‘Selective target treatment’ seems to be gaining ground in areas where sheep and goats are mostly run on dry veld, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Sunflower seed bug

Nearly all parts of a plant are targeted by pests. However, most pests ignore the seeds, as they are often unpalatable or covered by a hard shell.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 3

Getting your spraying right is especially important, says Bill Kerr.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 2

Before fertilising your tomato crop, carry out a soil analysis. This is well worth the cost, explains Bill Kerr.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 1

This is an expensive crop to grow, so do your homework before you start, cautions Bill Kerr.
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Dealing with fig pests and diseases

SA’s fig-growing industry, although relatively small, produces a significant harvest for export. Here are useful tips to treat diseases and pests on this plant.
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Milkweed bug: a seed-eating nuisance

This is a medium-sized (1,5cm long) red and black insect with long antennae. The eyes are large and bulging.
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About pyrethrum

This is a handy biodegradable organic insecticide you can make yourself, says Paul Donovan.
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Beetroot for beginners (Part 3)

Vegetable expert Bill Kerr explains how to deal with pests and diseases, and discusses two popular beetroot cultivars.
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