Technical - How to - crop production
Farmers Weekly
Improving your soil

Kraal manure contains all the nutrients a plant requires, but not always in the desired proportions.
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The basics of effective irrigation

Crop expert Bill Kerr gives tips on how to ‘read’ a crop and understand its irrigation requirements.
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Interested in selling vegetables?

Before starting production, you should obtain as much information as possible – and ask yourself some tough questions! Commercial vegetable-growing is not for everyone.
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Grazing perennial ryegrass

To survive, perennial ryegrass needs good management practices. In particular, farmers should ensure that grazing does not take place too frequently.
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Know your crop pests: False codling moth

The false codling moth is a major pest of citrus and other commercial fruit in South Africa, causing a substantial financial loss every year.
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Managing weeds, pests and diseases

A brief overview of the basic steps that you should take to protect your crops.
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Starting with onions – Part 4

Bill Kerr explains how and when to harvest this crop, how to cure the onions, and how to pack them.
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Starting with onions – Part 3

Bill Kerr shows us how to take a crop through to maturity.
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Know your crop pests: Leaf miner

‘Leaf miner’ is a generic name used to describe the larvae of a number of insect species such as moths, sawflies, flies, beetles and some wasps.
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Starting with onions – Part 2

This week Bill Kerr discusses how to prepare the soil and plant the crop.
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