Closely related to the onion, shallot and chive, garlic has long been used as a seasoning worldwide.
A brief overview of how herbicides are applied, and how to avoid resistance.
Here are a number of well-known cultivars, advice on how to prepare the soil, and other aspects to consider when growing pecan nuts.
Herbicides were developed in the 1940s. Here is a brief overview of their history and how they work.
There are a number of factors that should be taken into account before planting pecan nut trees.
Also known as red ear rot, this disease appears to be on the increase in South Africa’s maize-producing areas.
Pepper is a tropical plant that prefers hot, humid areas such as the Lowveld and the northern coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal.
Barley is highly sensitive to competition from weeds, especially in the initial stages. Early control measures will therefore enhance yield potential.
The incidence of ear rot in South Africa’s maize-producing areas can vary greatly from year to year and from land to land within the same season.
A cover crop is a fundamental and sustainable tool used to manage various functions of soil health. It is defined as any type of plant grown to improve any number...
As with any crop, fertilisation can be successful only when the minimum acidity requirements are met.
Taking crops off the land without returning nutrients to the soil is called ‘mining’ the soil. If you do this for some years, your crops may grow slowly, have a...