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Weed – friend or foe?

One man’s weed is another man’s food. So, what exactly is a weed, and what functions do these plants perform in nature? Bill Kerr provides some insights.
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Before you plough…

… know what the law says about vegetation removal, soil cultivation and erosion.
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Avocado production- Part 4: Fertilising and harvesting

Correcting nutrient imbalances takes time, but the process is well worth it – the results will determine your fertiliser programme and the success of your crop.
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Avocado production– Part 3: Planning your orchard

The hedge-type tree-row layout is best for irrigation and the use of implements.
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Avocado production- Part 2: know your soil

It is important to determine in advance the suitability of the soil for avocado production.
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Avocado production- Part 1

Rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, avocados are always in demand.
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Banana basics – Part 2

Controlling weeds and pests, and harvesting your crop.
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Getting started with bananas - Part 1

Farming bananas can be profitable, if production is planned and carried out carefully.
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Working with sandy soil

Vegetable expert Bill Kerr discusses how to get the best out of sandy soil, regardless of what crop you’re growing.
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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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Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99%)
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.6%)
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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