Moringa production: Production guidelines for the Miracle tree

In Africa, the Moringa tree is dubbed the “Miracle tree”, and for good reason. It and can be utilised from its roots to leaves for various purposes. The plant has its origins in the Middle East and India, but has since been spread globally and is produced for commercial purposes.…

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Crop production: How to use kraal manure as fertiliser for your crops

Plants, just like animals,  need food to grow, and they obtain this food or nutrients from the soil. As a farmer, you should continuously feed the soil to keep your plants healthy, to help them to fight pests and disease and to ensure good yields. Most farmers provide their “plant food”…

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How to increase the pH of your soil

When looking at a hand full of soil, it might not look very active, but your soil is a container for a dynamic system of biotic (living) and abiotic (physical) processes. This means the composition of your soil is constantly changing and to ensure good yields, farmers must adjust to…

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How to increase the pH of your soil
The type of soil you have can influence your crop harvest. You might need to add some organic matter to enhance soil quality.

How to lower the pH of your soil

The pH level of your soil influences the availability of nutrients to plants in the soil. If the pH levels move beyond the optimal range of about 6 (slightly acidic) and 7.5 (slightly alkaline), your plants will have difficulty to absorb certain nutrients and deficiencies will occur, ultimately affecting the…

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