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  • Blosyrus inaequalis beetle in… Blosyrus inaequalis is mostly found in Siri-Lanka and India, but lately also in the northern parts of South Africa. So far the economical damage cause…
  • Sweet potato weevil (Cylas… Sweet potato weevil((Credit of featured image by Author Graham Wise from Brisbane, Australia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cylas_formicarius_(14576849194).jpg)) can be devastating in Africa. losses between 73((N.E.J.M.Smit,“The effect of the…
  • Propagating, planting and harvesting… Planting material Sweet potatoes are propagated vegetatively through vines (or runners) which are cut up in cuttings, each 300-400mm long. Most other crops are propagated…
  • Butternut fertilizer application tables… Butternut((Featured image by: Butternut Citrouille Courge - Photo gratuite sur Pixabay)) (Cucurbita moschata) fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and…
  • Sweet potato soil requirements Sweet potato soil requirements are similar to many other vegetable crops. Good high quality soil is the first step towards good yields, it is not…
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Hot chilli insect control

chillies insect control management damage africa

Chilli insect control is very similar to tomatoes, peppers and potatoes as they are all from the same family of plants. You could say they are all cousins to each other. All these plants belong to the genus Capsicum or Solanaceae families. If you have grown tomatoes or green peppers before, be prepared to have the…

Small scale farming of chillies

hot chilli burn peppers farming growing

Chillies are from the same family as tomatoes, and green peppers. So the climatic requirements are similar. They are part of the scientific group called Capsicum frutescens L. The common pepper or green pepper is from the family Capsicum Annuum L. So you can see they are very closely related. One of the main advantages…