Vegetable production: How to go organic – the basics

Organic crop production is about using natural materials to improve soil fertility, mainly of humus and micro-organisms that break down the organic material so plants can use it. Humus (an end product of compost) and globulin (produced by micorisa fungi) are particularly important. Humus retains up to 80% of water;…

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Crop production: Rotation to boost production

Here’s some useful advice on choosing crops for your rotation system, to ensure you get the most advantages. Crop rotation is a practice whereby different crops are planted in different seasons on the same piece of land. The aim is to enhance sustainable production and increase yield potential, compared to…

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Crop production: How to decide on a tillage system

Soil tillage has a huge influence on crop production, and is one of the most expensive input costs. Decisions about proper methods cannot, therefore, be hit or miss. A crop farmer’s decision about the correct tillage method to use should be based on information that leads to objectives – not…

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