Insecticides

Read the Label Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) – Championing Bees

Q&A with Roger Poole (Chairman: Timber Industry Pesticide Working Group) Where did the idea of combining the messages of ‘read the label’ with the plight of bees come from? This SOP was inspired by a CropLife SA article in the 2nd 2019 edition of the Crop Circular entitled “Canola Insecticides and Bee Safety Alert”. The […]

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 […]

Correct Application of Sodium Fluosilicate Termite Baits is Essential for Effective Control

Harvester termite outbreaks Harvester termite outbreaks have been reported over the past two months. Areas that are affected by large scale outbreaks are the Northern Cape, Northwest, western Free State and Mpumalanga. In some areas veld and grazing have been damaged very badly by termite outbreaks and it warrants an environmentally sound approach to control […]

Canola Insecticides and Bee Safety Alert

CropLife SA is aware that canola producers are facing numerous pests in canola that may warrant the judicious use of insecticides. The past three years’ history taught us that off-label use of certain insecticides on canola such as methamidophos and profenofos had a profound negative impact on bee populations in the Western Cape. This resulted […]