Vegetable Guidelines

Like brushing ones teeth, soil sampling for veg farmers should be routine!

On many vegetable farms, fertilizer costs amount to 15-20% of the total variable cost, which represents good value for money. However when administered without regard for soil nutrient status or condition, the application will more often than not, yield poor returns and unsatisfactory produce! Managing fertilizers efficiently starts with soil sampling and interpreting the data. Thereafter, plan if necessary, a soil conditioning program. Then, determine what formulations and rates of fertilizer must be applied at the appropriate times according to the

Lettuce Production Guidelines

Lettuce is a cool season crop and is normally grown from March through to September. However most farmers grow lettuce all year round, trying to achieve better prices for lettuce during the summer months.