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The South African Experience

The South African Experience

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  • Roundup Ready® Maize: The European Perspective The South African Experience By: Derek Mathews March 22-24 2010 22-
  • Welcome on Silverton Farm
  • Introduction &History 4th generation farmer Conventional ploughing Mechanical weed control Chemical weed control
  • Making the switch to RR Maize Why Difficulties : Getting to know how to use RR
  • How it works today Tillage practices Application timing Combination with other chemicals
  • How RR has changed the farming practices Minimum and no till systems Crop rotation Fallow systems
  • Benefits or RR maize From This To This
  • Observasions since RR Maise Increase in wild life Reduced need for insect control More efficient water use
  • Brooksby Farming Project From This To This
  • The change to RR crops has meant a great deal to our community From To HUNGRY FOOD SECURE