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Roundup Ready® Maize:
      The European Perspective




         The South African Experience

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