Setting up nature for pest and disease control

Setting up nature for pest and disease control

PESTS AND DISEASES are every farmer’s headache. They cause losses for the farmer who applies prescribed methods to reduce their impact. The methods may be based on organic or synthetic material. Organic matter is most preferred where sustainable, regenerative or organic farming is practiced. Organic farming permits the use of pesticides if they are natural […]

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MoreGANIX: Part Two

MoreGANIX: Part Two

By Sven Verwiel, Director & Founder of Barefoot Soulutions which works with communities, clients and the environment to restore functional landscapes and build sustainable food systems that mimic natural patterns. Barefoot Soulutions offer professional permaculture consultancy services. | Email: sven.barefoot@gmail.com  We continue from last week’s PART ONE . Sven shares his observations and experience with […]

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Why use organic soil conditioner?

Why use organic soil conditioner?

Due to climatic changes and human activities the soil suffers and this is evident where there is soil compaction which restricts root growth, reduces nutrient availability and increases farmer dependence on chemicals. This results in imbalances which necessitates conditioning of the soil. Soil conditioners can provide several benefits when applied to soil. The most common […]

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Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Contributed by ‘ANONYMOUS‘ author While growing up, my grandfather always had a vegie garden at our home. It was always full of fresh vegetables, beautifully maintained and we always had fresh food. My grandfather was always tending to it, weeding, picking, digging, watering adding manure and compost, it was obviously a very time consuming job. […]

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Planting tomatoes the organic way

Planting tomatoes the organic way

Tomatoes are a valuable part of a healthy diet that’s a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and folate. They grow best in warm conditions and are fairly adaptable. NURSERY: Prepare a good nursery seedbed to ensure good plant establishment. The seedbed should be raised and be […]

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