Pesticides

Kostas Dimizas in a Small GEP lab in Acharnes, Greece.

Part 4: The Wonders and Beauty of Chemistry…And the BS

In this 4-part series, renowned toxicologist and organic chemist dr. Gerhard Verdoorn takes us on a journey to illustrate some of the fundamentals of chemistry. In doing so, the widely misunderstood subject of what makes a product toxic as well as organic versus synthetic chemistry will be explored and explained with the help of practical […]

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The Crop Circular – Issue 11

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as whether Act No. 36 of 1947 is still relevant after 74 years, how plant biotech is making a difference in food loss and waste, as well as pesticide behaviour in soil, including adsorption, mobility and leachability. Click here to download a copy or here to read it […]

homemade vegetables in the hands of men. harvest. selective focus. summer.

The Crop Circular – Issue 8

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as the safety of farm workers handling pesticides, how the industry is collaborating to ensure pollinator safety, and how biotechnology complements IPM programmes for sustainable agriculture. Click here to download a copy or here to read it online. We would love to hear from […]

Alert: Fall Armyworm Confirmed in South Africa

Centurion, 24 January 2020 CropLife SA has learned about the outbreak of the dreaded Fall Armyworm (FAW) in maize in the area between Badplaas and Carolina in Mpumalanga. It is likely to be found in other provinces such as North West, Limpopo, Gauteng, the Free State, northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal and some parts of the […]

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 […]

Use Pesticides Responsibly

Ten commandments for responsible pesticide use: Plan your production season carefully and only buy the pesticides and volumes that you’ll definitely need. Don’t just buy products because it’s offered at a low price, as it will likely accumulate only to have to be destroyed at a tremendous cost. Only buy registered pesticides from recognised dealers, […]