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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 […]

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Various Role Players Collaborate to Ensure Pollinator Safety

The crop protection industry, together with a number of grower and beekeeping associations, have committed to ensuring that their activities are conducted in such a way that pollinator safety is a key priority. To this end, a pollinator charter was created in which all parties involved agreed that their members shall adhere to the guidelines […]

Read the Label Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) – Championing Bees

Q&A with Roger Poole (Chairman: Timber Industry Pesticide Working Group) Where did the idea of combining the messages of ‘read the label’ with the plight of bees come from? This SOP was inspired by a CropLife SA article in the 2nd 2019 edition of the Crop Circular entitled “Canola Insecticides and Bee Safety Alert”. The […]

The Do’s and Don’ts in Ensuring Pollinator Safety

It is no secret that pollinators play a crucial role in sustainable agriculture, and no one should be more aware of this than farmers, however, there are incidents where pollinators are adversely affected by the improper use of pesticides. Why is this still the case? In South Africa, pesticides can only be registered after a […]

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 […]

Canola Insecticides and Bee Safety Alert

CropLife SA is aware that canola producers are facing numerous pests in canola that may warrant the judicious use of insecticides. The past three years’ history taught us that off-label use of certain insecticides on canola such as methamidophos and profenofos had a profound negative impact on bee populations in the Western Cape. This resulted […]

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 […]