Technical - How to - crop production
Farmers Weekly
Beginner’s guide to cabbages

Producing this crop is relatively easy, provided you follow a few simple steps, says Bill Kerr.
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Selling a papaya crop

Papayas need to be handled with considerable care throughout the harvesting and packing processes.
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Growing papayas - Part 4

Using mulch and dealing with weeds, pests and diseases in a papaya orchard.
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Growing papayas – Part 3

Escalating land prices and production costs increase the pressure to enhance yield.
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Growing papayas – Part 2

A papaya orchard’s four-year lifespan makes the cost of planting material an extremely important economic factor.
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Growing papayas – Part 1

Although papayas are to some extent drought-resistant, yield will be low if they do not receive sufficient water.
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Sunflower basics – Part 3

Compared with a grain crop, sunflower utilises soil nutrients exceptionally well. Here is an overview of the crop’s fertiliser requirements.
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Sunflower basics – Part 2

Limit moisture stress to enhance production stability.
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Sunflower basics – Part 1

This crop performs well in dry conditions, but will struggle in sandy soils.
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The importance of nitrogen

This element is found in the chlorophyll of plants and is responsible for good vegetative growth.
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