SOIL: THE FARMER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSETPart 24: Soil classification (i)

In the previous two articles in this series, the soil formation factors and processes were discussed. With these factors and processes in action, it gives rise to a variety of chemical, physical and morphological...

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems – Part 3: Smuts finger grass (Digitaria...

This article is the third in a series of articles highlighting a specific pasture crop species that can play an imperative role in conservation agriculture (CA) based crop-pasture-rotations. Besides improving the physical, chemical, hydrological and...

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems – Part 6: Blue buffalo grass (Cenchrus...

This article is the sixth of a series of articles highlighting a specific pasture crop species that can play an imperative role in conservation agriculture (CA) based crop-pasture rotations. Besides improving the physical, chemical,...

Control of weeds in maize and wheat – Part 9: Benghal wandering Jew

      Scientific name: Commelina benghalensis Afrikaans names: Bengaalse wandelende Jood, Bengaalse-Commelina,wandelende Jood, blouselblommetjie English name: Benghal wandering Jew, Benghal Commelina, Wandering Jew Short description Benghal wandering Jew is a multi-branched, rather erect annual soft herb. It has thin roots and white...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSETPart 25: Soil classification (ii)

When a specific body of soil is classified, the properties thereof may be easily communicated. Also, the properties thereof may be interpreted, after which the suitability of this particular body of soil may be...

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems – Part 22: Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

This article is the 22nd of a series of articles highlighting a specific pasture crop species that can play an imperative role in conservation agriculture (CA)-based crop-pasture rotations. Besides improving the physical, chemical, hydrological...

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems – Part 4: Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana)

This article is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting a specific pasture crop species that can play an imperative role in conservation agriculture (CA) based crop-pasture-rotations. Besides improving the physical, chemical, hydrological...

Integrated crop and pasture-based livestock production systems – Part 13: Poor man’s lucerne (Lespedeza...

This article is the 13th in a series of articles highlighting a specific pasture crop species that can play an imperative role in conservation agriculture (CA) based crop-pasture rotations. Besides improving the physical, chemical,...

GROND: DIE PRODUSENT SE BELANGRIKSTE BATEDeel 24: Grondklassifikasie (i)

In die vorige twee artikels van hierdie reeks is die grondvormingsfaktore en -prosesse bespreek. Met hierdie faktore en prosesse in aksie, gee dit aanleiding tot ‘n verskeidenheid chemiese, fisiese en morfologiese kenmerke. Hierdie kenmerke...

Control of weeds in maize and wheat – Part 4: Devil’s thorn

    Scientific name: Tribulus terrestris Afrikaans names: Dubbeltjie, platdubbeltjie, volstruisdoring English name: Devil’s thorn, common dubbeltjie, burnut Short description  Devil’s thorn is a pesky, annual endemic, creeping, prostrate weed that can spread up to 1 m in diameter. The weed is multi-branched,...

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