Crop production: How to use pesticides safely

If you’re a farmer – new or already established – producing crops, you need to know how to handle and store pesticides and chemicals safely and how to protect your workers, and yourself, while doing so. It is the duty of the employer, in this case the farmer, to provide…

Continue ReadingCrop production: How to use pesticides safely

Marketing tips: Understand the basic functions of fresh produce packaging

Packaging is expensive, but it’s important if you are to achieve top prices for your fresh produce. The cost of packaging can be frightening, so some farmers turn to cheaper alternatives, such as second-hand containers. Like the Eastern Cape farmer who does the rounds of all the fruit and veg…

Continue ReadingMarketing tips: Understand the basic functions of fresh produce packaging

Marketing tips: Transporting fresh produce

If planned badly, transport for fresh produce is expensive, but used properly it can become cost-effective. There are 3 factors a producer needs to adhere to when planning transport for fresh produce. Get them right and you’ll find transport isn’t the monster some people make it out to be. SELLING…

Continue ReadingMarketing tips: Transporting fresh produce

Hydroponic farming: Managing disease in hydroponic systems

Certain diseases can wreak havoc in hydroponic systems – guard against them by following this advice. Plants grown in hydroponic systems are susceptible to many of the diseases affecting field-grown vegetable crops. But because hydroponic systems are grown under shelter (plastic tunnels/shade net), fungal and bacterial diseases of the above-ground parts…

Continue ReadingHydroponic farming: Managing disease in hydroponic systems

End of content

No more pages to load