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Know your crop pests: Mealybug

Scientific name: More than 120 species have been identified in South Africa alone. Family: Pseudococcidae Distribution: Worldwide
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Boosting kikuyu pasturage

Kikuyu is a perennial summer grass that can be over-sown by other pasturage in winter.
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Understanding pesticide resistance

Why pesticide resistance is a serious problem, and how farmers can help to prevent it. Paul Donovan explains.
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Beetroot pests and diseases

How to deal with root rot, downy mildew, cutworm and other pests.
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Intensive vs extensive farming

In the trend towards increasingly extensive livestock production, are we not moving too far from natural production systems and placing our hope in feed from a bag? Roelof Bezuidenhout poses the question.
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Planning for winter

With a long hot summer almost over, it’s easy to become complacent. If you’re not careful, winter can arrive suddenly and find you unprepared.
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The basics of growing beetroot

Raised beds, direct sowing, mulching and other basics.
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Sawfly – pollinator and pest

Scientific name: Sawfly is the common name for insects belonging to suborder Symphyta of the order Hymenoptera. Distribution: Widespread.
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How to grow beetroot

This popular vegetable is fairly easy to grow and produces a good yield.
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Improving your soil

Kraal manure contains all the nutrients a plant requires, but not always in the desired proportions.
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