Game of Fruit 2017: Fruit Farming 101 highlights

Fruit Farming 101 was aimed at new entrants to the deciduous fruit industry and was well attended by eager delegates. The overarching theme for 2017 was crop protection with a special focus on Integrated Pest Management.

 
HORTGRO Science GM Hugh Campbell has welcomed delegates to #fruitfarming101 for new entrants to the deciduous industry #techsymposium17 pic.twitter.com/JYRvaBFlAA— HORTGRO […]

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    New Whatsapp™ Insect ID Service launched by IPM Initiative

New Whatsapp™ Insect ID Service launched by IPM Initiative

By Janina von Diest & Dane McDonald

Stellenbosch – The IPM Initiative at Stellenbosch University has launched an Insect ID Service to help growers and industry players identify unknown pests in the field.

The IPM Initiative, which serves as a link between academic and agricultural industry environments and functions as a teaching and research platform for IPM […]

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    Industry endorsed grain chinch bug protocols released – Afrikaans

Industry endorsed grain chinch bug protocols released – Afrikaans

English version to follow.
Graanstinkluis Risiko Bestuur Protokol – September 2016 by Dane McDonald

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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 […]

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

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Monitoring Systems for Pests on Pome Fruit

Monitoring systems form the backbone of insect pest management. The use of a monitoring system can improve pest detection, making it possible to avoid over and under spraying.

Full article here: 13._monitoring_system_pome_fruit

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