Technical - How to - crop production
Farmers Weekly
All about chicory

Plans are underway to curb imports and revive the industry in South Africa.
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Sowing & selling chillies

Considering a chili crop? Two of the biggest aspects to consider before buying your first chilli plants are sowing and selling.
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Maintaining your sprayer

Some basic precautions to keep you safe and your sprayer in good working order.
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Dealing with soil compaction - part 2

When it comes to farming, soil compaction can't be prevented. But it can be managed to maintain crop yield and irrigation efficiency, and to reduce production costs, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Testing your soil

Understanding the make-up of soil is fundamental to achieving the best crop yield. The advent of a simple-to-use soil test kit has made this a great deal easier, says Paul Donovan.
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How chickens can fertilise your crops

Chicken manure can add many nutrients to your soil, and works better than most other manures.
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Dealing with powdery mildew

This fungal disease affects numerous species of plants, including many valuable cash crops, says Paul Donovan.
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How to use water wisely

Maintain a healthy kitchen garden by irrigating at the right time and giving plants the right amount of water, says Bill Kerr.
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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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