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 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, […]

Glyphosate Litigation in the US

There have been many news reports over the past couple of days about the trial regarding glyphosate in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco that began on Monday, Feb. 25. The second trial for 2019 is expected in mid-March in the Superior Court of the State of California. Bayer, […]

Afrika Bolwurm is ‘n Gevaarlike Kalant

Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn, CropLife Suid-Afrika 082-446-8946 Die Lepidoptera orde in die wêreld van ongewerweldes is legio. Wonderlike vlinders en interessante motte is onder die gevleueldes wat onder ander ook met bestuiwing van baie blomplante te doene het. Daar is egter ‘n paar spesies onder die groot aantal van nagenoeg 180,00o soorte vlinders en motte […]

Farmers, Beekeepers, Croplife South Africa and Researchers Take Hands to Ensure a Better Future for Honey Bees

The Western Cape Bee Industry Association (WCBA) organised a workshop at the Buitenverwachting wine estate in the Constantia Valley near Cape Town on Friday 7 December to discuss the recent mass mortality of bees in the district. Beekeepers, wine farmers, researchers from the Agricultural Research Council, members of the Directorate of Agriculture Inputs Control’s Inspectorate, […]

Gehalteversekering in die Produksie van Landboumiddels

Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn, CropLife Suid-Afrika, 082 446 8946 Graanprodusente spandeer amper 10% van hulle produksiekoste aan landboumiddels, oftewel, plaagdoders en aan verwante produkte soos benatters, kleefmiddels, buffers, ensovoorts. Enige van die insette soos saad, kunsmis en landboumiddels is bitter belangrik vir produsente omdat goeie gehalte insette saam met goeie weersomstandighede vir die produsent […]

Croplife South Africa has Launched its New Agri-intel Website

Agri-Intel, arguably the most powerful tool currently available for users within the agrochemical industry to access registered crop protection product information, has launched its highly anticipated new website. Many users are already aware of the enormous benefits that Agri-Intel offers, so it comes as no surprise that the newly launched website, with a much more […]

Croplife South Africa Appoints New Members to its Management Team

CropLife South Africa has appointed new members to its management team in order to spearhead its 2021 vision. CropLife South Africa, a non-profit Association representing the plant science industry, has appointed new members to its management team in order to spearhead its 2021 vision as defined by its Executive Council. The Association represents the majority […]