Vegetable production: How to build soil fertility with organic fertiliser

Chemical fertilisers may be expensive, but they are needed for optimal vegetable production. A panel of experts from the South African Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has the following advice on how to build soil nutrient status with organic fertilisers. Where funds are limited, use at least 25% of the recommended…

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Vegetable production: How to build soil fertility with organic fertiliser
The type of soil you have can influence your crop harvest. You might need to add some organic matter to enhance soil quality.

Earthworm tea gives soil life a kickstart

After much trial and error, a businessman at Hermanus, in the Western Cape of South Africa, has developed a method of producing “tea” from earthworm castings on a scale large enough to be used in agriculture. Organic fertilisers and pesticides are not all that popular with farmers because they are inclined…

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How to use fertiliser to restore degraded soil

It has long been known that the soils of Sub-Saharan Africa are degraded. Poor soils mean poor crops and poor yields. Take action now and restore fertility to the soils on your farms, fields and in your food gardens. Degraded soils are over-used and exhausted, they have little topsoil, poor…

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Madumbi – African products for African farmers

Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture is a South African based agricultural input supplier that specialises in products for sustainable and organic agriculture. Madumbi has operated successfully in the South African market for 10 years and is ready to expand its reach to countries further north. ORGANIC SOLUTIONS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM This company…

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