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 […]

One’s trash is another’s thriving business – Grocott’s Mail

Published in Grocott’s Mail – 26 August 2019 As a core focus at this year’s G20 Summit, the need to reduce waste – particularly plastic – as a way to combat climate change is clear. In 2017, the world’s plastics production totalled around 348 million metric tons.[1] While South Africa accounts for less than 0.5% of […]

CropLife Africa Middle East Hosts Container Management Workshop in South Africa

In line with its strategy to develop container management programmes in key countries in the region, CropLife Africa Middle East hosted a container management workshop in South Africa for 11 African countries with the aim of providing the necessary guidance and support in this regard. The workshop, appropriately themed “Build and Strengthen Container Management Programmes […]

Gerbil Outbreaks Can be Managed Safely

Gerbil presence in agriculture Gerbils are traditionally present in cash crops but during the past two seasons reports of this pest species emerged from vineyards, fruit orchards and even in protea cultivation fields. Some farmers may have never had any gerbil infestation but the fact is that gerbils are increasing in range and intensity, hence […]

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 […]