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The South African Experience

The South African Experience

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