May 2021

yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables

The Threat of Unregistered Plant Protection Products

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn Operations and Stewardship Manager Humankind is slowly moving towards greener living which should be more compatible with the natural environment. Fossil fuels are being frowned upon, agricultural production by conventional methods is no longer the flavour of the month and pressure is mounting against “chemicals”, while very few people realise that the […]

Fresh cob of ripe corn on green field at sunset

The Role of Biotech Crops to Address Food Security

Chantel Arendse Lead: Plant Biotechnology Feeding the world sustainably continues to be a mammoth task. The expectation is that global food production will need to rapidly accelerate to produce 70% more food (FAO) by 2050 to feed the estimated population of then 9 billion people. To meet these pressing food security needs, producers will have […]

Rows of Vineyards grow in this picturesque valley near Cape Town. This wine farm can be found south of the city in the Constantia valley situated at the foot of the Constantia mountain.

The Crop Circular – Issue 9

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as the role of biotech crops to address food security, the threat of unregistered plant protection products and the basics of managing fungicide resistance. Click here to download a copy or here to read it online. We would love to hear from you, so […]