Technical - How to - crop production
Farmers Weekly
Beans mean business

Dry beans make healthy eating and are always in demand.
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Know your crop pests: Cutworm

As moths, both sexes of the cutworm have pale brown to greyish forewings with black lines and irregular markings.
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Growing proteas

Also known as the sugarbush, this fynbos species is cultivated for the cut-flower market.
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Inoculating legume crops

When legume crops are inoculated, the plants produce their own nitrogen, saving you a great deal of money.
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Know your crop pests: Corn cricket

Corn crickets occur in most regions, and are well-adapted to living in dry, arid or semi-arid habitats, where they are active during the day.
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Canola pests

Identifying the mites, aphids, fleas and worms that prey on this crop and the importance of regular inspections for infestations.
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Sowing guide

Planting vegetables at the optimum time will increase yields and profits.
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Growing canola

An overview of the cultivation practices for this potentially lucrative crop.
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About canola

Canola production in SA is usually lower than demand and favourable prices can therefore be achieved.
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Know your crop pests: White cabbage butterfly

The butterfly is large and strong-flying with a wingspan of 5,5cm. Both sexes are creamy-white, with a black head, thorax and abdomen.
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