Crop production: Do not neglect weed control

Poor weed management is perhaps the single most important factor leading to greatly reduced yields from the fields of the small-scale farmer. Here’s how to manage weeds in your fields. Following conventional tillage practices can lead to on-going depletion of your soil’s fertility, and this, along with poor plant populations,…

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Gas burner beats weeds in vegetable fields

It was while visiting an organic vegetable farm in Switzerland that he heard about the practise of burning weeds out with a gas burner, says Mr. Skye Fehlmann. To win the fight against weeds, he and his partner, Mr. Dawie Badenhorst, use this method on fields where seeds have been…

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