Crop production: Tricks for preventing herbicide resistance

Eliminating herbicide resistance is extremely difficult once it has gained a foothold on your farm, but with the correct management practices it is possible to eradicate the problem in a few years. “The best solution is to avoid getting it in the first place,” says Hestia Nienaber from South Africa’s…

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Crop production: Are your weeds herbicide resistant?

Herbicide-resistant weeds are a major concern for crop producers. Farmers fear that, in an extreme case of resistance, they might lose the chemical tools that had previously been effective. Weed species that can survive and reproduce following exposure to a dose of herbicide that is usually lethal to its wild…

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Wheel sprayer guarantees accurate application of weed-killer

This farming enterprise has eradicated back-breaking weeding by using a wheel sprayer and back-pack that applies the herbicide directly onto the weeds – at the same time ensuring that the weed-killer doesn’t end up on their avocado trees. At the Allesbeste Farming enterprise outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province of…

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Young macadamia farmer harvests friends’ advice

A young macadamia farmer in the Sabie River Valley in Mpumalanga, South Africa is proving that anyone can become a farmer, even if he hasn’t inherited land and doesn’t know a thing about farming. This ex-golfer’s secret to success is a willingness to learn, a passion for farming and good…

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