How to crop production

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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Growing tomatoes

Tomatoes are not difficult to grow. Here are useful tips on how to produce an even better crop....

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Beware the nutsedge

It’s the world’s most prolific weed, and we have two species of it here in South Africa, sa...

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Watch out for new weeds!

Certain weeds are more of a risk to crops and veld than others. Leaving them to gain a foothold...

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Volatile rand to continue putting pressure on agri prices

Exchange rate fluctuations will continue to influence commodity prices in 2017 and could create ...