General Agri News

CropLife SA Lepidoptera Alert

Current weather patterns in southern Africa may be conducive to the outbreak of certain insect pests. Moist air from the tropics may bring another infestation of the fall armyworm into the Limpopo, North West, Free State and Northern Cape provinces while the current conditions in these provinces and KwaZulu-Natal are conducive to the outbreak of […]

The Crop Circular – Fourth Edition

CropLife South Africa has released the fourth issue of the Crop Circular.  In this issue, we cover topics such as MRLs, farm worker safety, how agrochemical labels are determined and innovations in agriculture. Click here to download the document or here to view it online. We would love to hear from you, so please forward any comments, suggestions or […]

This is how herbicide resistance affects your pocket

The issue of herbicide resistance should be on top of every crop grower’s priority list because it not only affects the environment and sustainable agriculture, but the producer’s bottom-line in the long run.  It can be likened to antibiotic resistance in humans, it doesn’t seem like a problem while you are taking the medication continuously.  […]

2019 Winners of the Agricultural Writers SA Awards

South Africa’s top contributors to agriculture have been recognised at the Agricultural Writers SA Awards on 15 November in Pretoria. The event gives recognition to the work of those that seek to elevate food security and rural economies. In addition, members of the Agricultural Writers SA were honoured for their role in communicating issues of […]

Don’t let your valuable fresh produce be rejected because of MRL woes

Maximum residue limits (MRLs) are a globally accepted tool in the food safety basket that offers consumers a guarantee that fresh produce is safe for human consumption. The traces of pesticide found on treated products are called residues, and MRLs, which may differ per country, set the highest legally tolerated level of these residues that […]

The Crop Circular – Third Edition

CropLife South Africa has released the third issue of the Crop Circular.  In this issue, we cover topics such as integrated pest management, resistance management and roles and responsibilities pertaining to agrochemicals. Click here to download the document or here to view it online. We would love to hear from you, so please forward any comments, suggestions or contributions […]

Die heuningmakers se toekoms is op die spel

Daardie bottel op die rak met die goue, stroperige vloeistof is uiters gesog by alle mense alhoewel dit ‘n plaas se prys is. Sedert oertye is heuning nie alleen die natuur se wondergawe as soetgoed vir die mens nie maar ook die bron van baie geneeskundige waarhede omdat dit heeltemal natuurlik is en mikro-hoeveelhede natuurlike […]

A look at integrated pest management

Pest management is only one aspect of overall crop production that needs to be considered by a grower. It cannot be considered on its own – overall management of the crop by the grower affects pest management, and vice versa. The first requirement of integrated pest management is to grow a healthy crop, which is […]

Riglyne vir die oprigting en bestuur van plaagdoderstore op plase

Elke plaas in Suid-Afrika maak gebruik van plaagdoders, hetsy sintetiese, natuurlike, biologiese of selfs organiese plaagdoders. Sulke middels wat as landboumiddels in die Wet op Misstowwe, Veevoedsel, Landboumiddels en Veemiddels, 1947 (Wet Nr. 36 van 1947) bekend staan, is produkte wat ’n bepaalde gevaar vir mense en die omgewing mag inhou. Dit is egter moontlik […]

Pesticide Use in the Wine Industry Placed in Context

CropLife South Africa is the industry body that represents responsible manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of sustainable crop protection and public health solutions in the agricultural, public health, non-crop and consumer sectors of South Africa. The recent media coverage based on a report released by Oxfam Germany and Women on Farms Project (WFP) has prompted CropLife […]