How to crop production

Two weeds that are a major threat

Shepherd’s purse and sow thistle are weeds that are hard to eradicate once established, says ...

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Get the best out of kraal manure

Before the introduction of chemical fertilisers, farmers all over the world, including those in...

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A list of cucurbit pests and diseases

Dealing with powdery mildew, fusarium wilt, aphids and other threats to your crop....

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Cultivating cucurbits

Follow these useful tips on fertilising, irrigating, harvesting and storing your crop....

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Guidelines for growing curcubits

Cucurbits that are round and orange are pumpkins. Those of other shapes and colours are squashe...

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Understanding crop rotation

Crop rotation is one of the most basic principles of vegetable production. It helps to break di...

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Biological pest control basics

The wide variety of natural products now available is enough to confuse any farmer. Here are so...

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Dealing with kweek

To control this hardy grass species successfully, you have to stay vigilant, stresses Bill Kerr...

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Get rid of Malva – entirely!

It is crucial to destroy every single example of this dangerous weed, stresses Bill Kerr. Leavi...

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Dealing with bacterial & fungal diseases in tomatoes

Black stem, early blight and powdery mildew are all significant threats to a tomato crop....

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Common tomato pests

The tomato is a versatile and popular crop that is relatively easy to grow. But it’s targeted...

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Dealing with avo pests & diseases

There are two insects and four diseases that SA avocado producers should particularly watch out...

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SA celebrates first National Rooibos day

Clanwilliam, referred to by some locals as the ‘Rooibos Capital of the World’, will host Sou...