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  • 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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Butternut fertilizer application tables according to soil types

butternut fertilizer recommendation

Butternut1)Featured image by: Butternut Citrouille Courge – Photo gratuite sur Pixabay (Cucurbita moschata) fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total…

The production of pumpkins and squashes

pumpkins squash growing guide

Pumpkins and squashes belong to the family cucurbitaceae and are related to calabashes, watermelons and muskmelons. Pumpkins and squashes probably originated in America from where they spread to Europe and other parts of the world. Pumpkins were introduced to South Africa when the first Europeans arrived and they imported the seed from Brazil. An interested…