Biocontrols Africa 2017 Conference & Expo

AgriBusiness Global presents its first Biocontrols Africa Conference & Expo on 12-13 July, 2017 in Cape Town. Part of a global conference series devoted to the hands-on use of biocontrols and biostimulants, this conference will explore the successes and challenges of bioproduct use at each stage of development, emphasizing the full life cycle for biological […]

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    Insect-killing fungi could soon be added to growers’ toolbox

Insect-killing fungi could soon be added to growers’ toolbox

By Dane McDonald

THE constant battle against orchard pests means that the fruit grower can never have enough tools in his pest control toolbox.

In less five years another tool is likely to go mainstream for fruit producers if research and the rigorous trial testing phases are successful, according to Stellenbosch University insect biological control researcher […]

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    SA–India collaboration to take biological pest control to next level

SA–India collaboration to take biological pest control to next level

Stellenbosch – Deciduous fruit growers are set to benefit from an exciting collaboration which has been initiated between Stellenbosch University insect biological control researcher Dr Antoinette Malan and a bioprocess engineering expert from the Indian subcontinent.

Malan specialises in the development of methods whereby biological organisms like nematodes can be used to control economically important […]

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    Grower “word of mouth” key for insect fighting fungi in SA, says expert

Grower “word of mouth” key for insect fighting fungi in SA, says expert

The field of insect pathology is “building constantly” in South Africa, according to a world expert in insect pathology from the United States.

“If, as curriculum it can be increased and as the products get sold – farmers see the product and famers talk to farmers, and they get good efficacy then I think that […]

Trellised, Spindle Orchard spraying – can we go faster?

By Marius Ras

Pome & Stone Fruit orchard structures have changed rapidly over the past two decades, changing from the historical open vase systems to the more recent central leader structures. Lately the advancement to trellised spindle type systems has taken the tree structure to a stage where the depth of the tree has decreased […]

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    Biofumigation Symposium 2016: Call for registration, abstracts

Biofumigation Symposium 2016: Call for registration, abstracts

The symposium is a must-attend for researchers, farmers, technical advisors, and all stakeholders in the agricultural and food supply industry.
Biofumigation Symposium July 2016

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A ‘Mitey’ Journey – Controlling Mites in SA

It is dawn in an Overberg apple orchard. A lonely figure goes forth – armed with a “camelback” that
rhythmically sloshes as he walks. At his side hangs a small bag with Energy bars and a palm computer.
He also has some small bottles and a magnifying glass around his neck, in case he finds something […]

EPNs our new Biological Superweapon?

Ten years ago, Addison, Crop Protection
Manager at HORTGRO Science, had
R30 000 funding but no one to take the research
further. A great believer in biological
control as a fundamental aspect of integrated
pest management he realised the potential,
but was at a loss as to how to proceed.
Dr Antoinette Malan, then Principal Plant
and Quality Officer at the National […]

MONITORING OF CODLING MOTH IN APPLE AND PEAR ORCHARDS: WHAT IS IT WORTH?

The basic aim of monitoring codling moth populations in orchards is to generate appropriate and timely information that allows for the efficient management of the insect. To achieve this, resources and labour have to be dedicated to the task, and the entire process must be carefully managed. In addition, the process requires a year […]

Nematodes in Stone Fruit

Practical guidelines for the short- and long term control of nematodes

Click HERE: 04_Nematodes in Stone Fruit

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