Farmer Bruce Shepherd in a maize cropBruce Shepherd © Karen Edwards
I have recently purchased a piece of land that I am preparing to plant this coming season. To start with I conducted a 100ha-grid soil survey with interesting results. The piece can be broken into three land use sections. First off, there is a small section of natural pasture or veld.  This is a snapshot of what the soil should look like chemically and, unsurprisingly, there is no acidity. The calcium magnesium and potassium levels are fairly high though. The […]