Most people associate leeks with soup. For this reason, many of my farmer clients grow them only for inclusion in winter soup packs. But leeks have many other
Before planting a land to any of the cucurbits, you should kill off all broad-leaved weeds nearby, preferably well beforehand.
Also known as corn, maize was first domesticated in southern Mexico nearly 10 000 years ago. Many varieties have been bred to suit a range of conditions.
With no-till farming, you need to try to gradually increase the organic content of the soil.
Company representatives often bombard farmers with products claimed to increase yield at little cost.
Suggested application rates for some common crops, including tomatoes and potatoes.
Readers frequently ask me for specific fertiliser programmes for their crops. I would happily oblige if all crops were the same!
In contrast, in a chemically based system, the interaction between the minerals becomes critical and complex, and a farmer needs a great deal of experience
Here are some guidelines for growing vegetables under drought conditions.
Late-planted feed crops in the US may see harvest challenges from weather, moisture levels, drying costs and quality, says analyst.
Continuing with our discussion of the soil analysis, we now come to phosphorous (P).
The pH of soil is a reflection of its acidity or alkalinity. In the absence of base minerals such as calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K) and sodium (Na)
This year has been designated the International Year of Soils by the United Nations, so it’s a fitting time to learn more about the properties of soil
Generally, the price per hectare of farmland does not vary much across a region, but the land’s true value does vary according to its productivity.
If you have a proper understanding of the soil on your farm, you will be able to farm more efficiently – and get more enjoyment from farming.
Apart from reducing cyst eelworm, planting trap crops has other advantages.
An integrated approach to controlling cyst eelworm usually produces the best results, but using a trap crop is perhaps the single most important method.
In the previous issue, we discussed the fact that beet cyst eelworm is impossible to eradicate once it is established on a land.
Plant pathogens, or disease-causing viruses, bacteria and fungi could lead to significant losses in agricultural yields, and threaten food security
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and... groundcherries? A little-known fruit about the size of a marble could become agriculture's next big