Hydroponic farming: Shaping your tomato plants

There are a number of benefits to shaping tomato plants by pruning and trellising. Shaping tomato plants will enhance air circulation and ventilation, optimise space and sunlight, improve growth balance between roots, leaves and fruit, and make the most of your working space. PRUNING Pruning simply means the removal of…

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Fruit production: The basics of pruning grapes

If a young vine is developed properly from the start, the way is automatically paved for an easier pruning season. The permanent cordon system and two-bud spur pruning system are used in about 95% of South African vineyards. An advantage of this system is that vintners can be sure of…

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Mitigate risks for successful pecan nut farming

Many farmers regard pecan nuts as a favourable long-term investment. Limit your risks and ensure that the high establishment costs reap rewards. Gunter Hollenbach explains.  Before pecan nut production can be established, farmers must first thoroughly investigate whether all the necessary requirements to produce high quality pecans have been met.…

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