Fresh produce: Success doesn’t come easy

The fresh produce market as a channel offers producers several options and opportunities. These benefits drastically decrease, however, in the absence of careful planning. This article was written by Prof. A. Leonard and Dr. J. Range. Planning around marketing options realise a higher level of success, provided it’s done in…

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Organic farming: Soil preparation is the first step

Anybody can grow vegetables organically, says grower Jane Griffiths, but it’s important to start out right. We asked her why soil preparation is so important. Good soil preparation and soil health are the foundation of successful organic farming. “A crop is a mirror of the soil it grows in,” says…

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Hydroponic farming: Stick to GAP and keep consumers happy

Vegetable farmers, including those using hydroponic systems, have to adhere to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) if they want to market produce successfully to concerned consumers. Good Agricultural Practice (or GAP) could be briefly defined as a concept that focuses on sustainable agriculture, set out in a range of standards that…

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