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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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Getting started with onions

Onions are either an easy crop to grow or a disaster. Bill Kerr offers basic guidelines for success.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 4

Bill Kerr tells us how to take the crop through to maturity.
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Better parasite control

‘Selective target treatment’ seems to be gaining ground in areas where sheep and goats are mostly run on dry veld, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Sunflower seed bug

Nearly all parts of a plant are targeted by pests. However, most pests ignore the seeds, as they are often unpalatable or covered by a hard shell.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 3

Getting your spraying right is especially important, says Bill Kerr.
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Starting with tomatoes – Part 2

Before fertilising your tomato crop, carry out a soil analysis. This is well worth the cost, explains Bill Kerr.
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