Developing organic production of wine grapes for resource limited farmers
Fourie, J C
Fourie, J C
After evaluating existing resource limited farmers, two groups of farmers were initially chosen for the project. Both groups are part of equity schemes and thus not ideal for the project. These groups were, however, the only ones that met all the selection criteria. The management and production of the vineyards of the one group were far from ideal and thus their participation in the project was ended. A socio-economic baseline study was done for both the farmer groups. This study will be used to evaluate the cost benefit of organic production under the given circumstances. There were no real disease problems during this season, as was the case in most of the Western Cape vineyards. The project should continue as stipulated in the project proposal.
Fourie, J C. 2005. Weed control and cover crop performance in an organic vineyard. Meeting with farm labourers of Papkuilsfontein farm. 14 October, Darling, South Africa.
Fourie, J C. 2005. The importance of compost in organic production. Meeting with farm labourers of Papkuilsfontein farm. 14 October, Darling, South Africa.
Fourie, J C. 2005. The use of an organic pest and disease program. Meeting with farm labourers of Papkuilsfontein farm. 14 October, Darling, South Africa.