Technical - How to - crop production
Dealing with soil compaction - part 1

Small-scale farmers often overlook the damage caused by bad tillage methods, leading to compacted soil, destroying their hard work, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Growing potatoes

Potatoes are nutritious vegetables and form the staple diet of millions of people.
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Parasitoids - The ‘good guys’

Parasitoids employ remarkable strategies to attack their hosts, many of which are crop pests. Paul Donovan looks at why these insects are allies of farmers.
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Growing onions

Onions are one of the first crops of spring. They are very versatile and can be stored during winter. They are frost resistant and grow in most climates.
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Fungicide fundamentals

Fungicides are an effective weapon against fungal diseases. But care should be taken to apply them correctly, says Paul Donovan.
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Protecting granadillas against pests

Methods of controlling dikvoet, leaf wilters and other diseases and pests.
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Know your crop pests: Locust

Not for nothing do we speak of a ‘plague’ of locusts – these pests can destroy crops in an entire region and swarms can survive for years.
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Pruning, fertilising and harvesting granadillas

We continue our overview of this subtropical (granadilla) crop.
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Growing granadillas

In South Africa, the purple granadilla, also known as the passion fruit, is grown commercially as well as for home use. Here is an overview of how this crop is produced.
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Dealing with slugs and snails

These pests are not just the bane of the suburban gardener – they can wreak havoc with agricultural and horticultural crops, explains Paul Donovan.
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