Fruit production: Your action plan against fruit pests

Monitoring is the first step in managing pests and preventing fruit damage. Here’s advice on how this should be done. For fruit farming to be successful, you need to know as soon as a pest appears in your orchards, so that something can be done before it is too late.…

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Hydroponic farming: Tunnels limit pests – but watch out for these

Here’s your guide to the most important pests that attack plants in hydroponic systems. Growing conditions in a hydroponic system differ from those in open fields, but most pests attack plants in both systems with equal vigour because the plants’ chemical make-up stays the same, irrespective of the growing conditions.…

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Vegetable production: Controlling potato pests

Learning how to identify insect potato pests helps us to decide on a course of treatment. Taking a close look at the most important of the more than 60 insect pests that attack potatoes will help potato farmers to protect their crops and income. POTATO TUBER MOTH The moths are…

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Vegetable production: Pest and weed control for your bell peppers

Here’s some expert advice on weed and pest control for your bell peppers. APHIDS Aphids (mainly Myzus persicae or green peach aphids) are small, soft bodied insects that can be green, black, yellow or pink. They are found on the terminal growth ends or underneath the leaf of the plant.…

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