May 2020

New Executive Council for CropLife SA

In a first for CropLife South Africa, the Annual General Meeting was seamlessly conducted on 18 May 2020 via teleconference. The meeting was opened by CropLife SA CEO, Rod Bell, after which Marius Boshoff, CropLife SA President, gave an overview of the progress made throughout the year based on the four strategic pillars defined by […]

Soybean field and soy plants in early morning. Soy agriculture

The Crop Circular – Fifth Edition

The fifth issue of the Crop Circular is here. In this issue we cover topics such as pesticides and water, climate change and agriculture and the do’s and don’ts of aerial application. Click here to read it online and here to download a copy. We would love to hear from you, so please forward any […]

Aerial Application

The do’s and don’ts of aerial application

By dr. Gerhard Verdoorn Afrikaans version published in SA Graan April 2020 Agricultural crops face constant competition from plant pests, diseases and weeds that challenge their health and erode the farmer’s profitability if these undesired elements are not managed properly and timeously. Pesticides or agricultural remedies are available for the effective management of virtually all […]

Science and medical background. Laboratory glassware.

Quality control in the production of agrochemicals

By: Elriza Theron Afrikaans version published in SA Graan April 2020 Crop protection plays a pivotal role in agricultural production, whether chemical or biological, and farmers spend a significant amount of effort and investment in ensuring safe and healthy crops. Naturally a farmer would expect the same dedication toward quality assurance from the manufacturers of […]