General Agri News

Position Statement: Social media posts regarding product registrations

CropLife South Africa is aware of the various unsubstantiated statements that have been made on social media platforms by an individual offering services to the South African agricultural industry stating, amongst others, that: “data on pesticides are highly likely to have been invented” “80-90% of pesticides approved for sal (sic) in SA is (sic) illegally […]

FALL ARMYWORM DETECTED IN THE CLANWILLIAM DISTRICT OF THE WESTERN CAPE

Fall Armyworm has been detected and positively identified in sweetcorn in Clanwilliam in the Western Cape. Large numbers of the moths have also been observed. All farmers growing cash crops need to scout for Fall Armyworm moths and for the egg parcels. Refer to the CropLife SA bulletin on managing Fall Armyworm (click to download) […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: EMERGENCY ERADICATION PLAN FOR AMARANTHUS PALMERI

The following important documentation has been made available in the Guidelines for Pest Management section in the Resources tab: Emergency Eradication Plan for Amaranthus Palmeri March 2019 Palmer Amaranth Information Bulletin March 2019 Palmer Amarant Inligtingsbulletin Maart 2019 Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the content and contact dr Gerhard Verdoorn on +27(0)82 […]

SEED TREATMENT: FACTS AND GUIDELINES

Seed is the one element without which a grain farmer can’t even call himself a farmer. Other inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides, merely play a supportive role to seed, but can transform a harvest from valuable to highly profitable. As technology changes, so crop production potential increases and pesticides or crop protection products are […]

GLYPHOSATE LITIGATION IN THE U.S.

There have been many news reports over the past couple of days about the trial regarding glyphosate in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco that began on Monday, Feb. 25. The second trial for 2019 is expected in mid-March in the Superior Court of the State of California. Bayer, […]

AFRIKA BOLWURM IS ‘N GEVAARLIKE KALANT

Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn, CropLife Suid-Afrika 082-446-8946 Die Lepidoptera orde in die wêreld van ongewerweldes is legio. Wonderlike vlinders en interessante motte is onder die gevleueldes wat onder ander ook met bestuiwing van baie blomplante te doene het. Daar is egter ‘n paar spesies onder die groot aantal van nagenoeg 180,00o soorte vlinders en motte […]

FARMERS, BEEKEEPERS, CROPLIFE SOUTH AFRICA AND RESEARCHERS TAKE HANDS TO ENSURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR HONEY BEES

The Western Cape Bee Industry Association (WCBA) organised a workshop at the Buitenverwachting wine estate in the Constantia Valley near Cape Town on Friday 7 December to discuss the recent mass mortality of bees in the district. Beekeepers, wine farmers, researchers from the Agricultural Research Council, members of the Directorate of Agriculture Inputs Control’s Inspectorate, […]

GEHALTEVERSEKERING IN DIE PRODUKSIE VAN LANDBOUMIDDELS

Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn, CropLife Suid-Afrika, 082 446 8946 gerhard@croplife.co.za Graanprodusente spandeer amper 10% van hulle produksiekoste aan landboumiddels, oftewel, plaagdoders en aan verwante produkte soos benatters, kleefmiddels, buffers, ensovoorts. Enige van die insette soos saad, kunsmis en landboumiddels is bitter belangrik vir produsente omdat goeie gehalte insette saam met goeie weersomstandighede vir die produsent […]

CROPLIFE SOUTH AFRICA HAS LAUNCHED ITS NEW AGRI-INTEL WEBSITE

Agri-Intel, arguably the most powerful tool currently available for users within the agrochemical industry to access registered crop protection product information, has launched its highly anticipated new website. Many users are already aware of the enormous benefits that Agri-Intel offers, so it comes as no surprise that the newly launched website, with a much more […]

CROPLIFE SOUTH AFRICA APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM

CropLife South Africa has appointed new members to its management team in order to spearhead its 2021 vision. CropLife South Africa, a non-profit Association representing the plant science industry, has appointed new members to its management team in order to spearhead its 2021 vision as defined by its Executive Council. The Association represents the majority […]