Stewardship

CAN CANOLA PRODUCTION AND BEES CO-EXIST?

Barely 20 years ago, canola was a mere thought among grain experts, but the crop quickly found its roots in many places in South Africa where the yellow flower proudly boasts post-summer promises of healthy cooking oil and spreads for fresh bread. Such a canola field is picture perfect as well as a magnet for […]

MANAGE GERBILS EFFECTIVELY

Gerbils are one of the grain producer’s biggest enemies, but they can be managed effectively with the right methods without harming the environment. However, there are many ways in which legal rodenticides are abused and illegal pesticides harm the environment and its numerous gerbil predators. Producers need to take note of the following: The scattering […]

THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF EMPTY PESTICIDE CONTAINERS

CropLife South Africa, in co-operation with plastic processors, implemented a system to gather and process empty plastic pesticide containers in a legal and responsible way. All the details are available on www.croplife.co.za in the Resources tab under the heading Waste Management: List of CropLife SA approved plastic collectors and recyclers Guidelines for cleansing and disposal […]

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, […]