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Stop FAW in its tracks this maize season

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has made a clarion call to growers of all maize and related...

Farmers can now combat locusts with AI

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi—the Swahili name...

New species of leafhopper associated with rooibos tea

Leafhoppers are sap-sucking insects capable of transmitting plant viruses and phytoplasmas. A recent taxonomic study of local leafhopper species was based on...

Saliva from caterpillars puts cowpeas on the defence

Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) are not just food for humans. Caterpillars also love to munch on these crucial crops, which can cause losses...

Beetle-busting research leads the way at Vergelegen wine estate

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful and ancient trees and forests are in danger of being destroyed by an invasive beetle. The...

Around 38% of Pakistan’s agricultural land turns into locust breeding ground

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) chairperson Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan has said that all-out effort is being made to address the issue...

SA citrus growers should monitor for Asian greening disease

This article was originally published on FreshPlaza. Click here to read the original article. Huanglongbing (HLB), or Asian...

Villagers panic as African armyworm arrives in Eastern Cape fields

The African armyworm has invaded the Eastern Cape. They are already destroying pastures and grasslands in Amathole, Alfred Nzo and Chris Hani districts, and...

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in East Africa, the United...

Fall armyworm: How a climate model can help

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), which originates from South America, is an invasive alien insect known for causing devastation in many a cropland. This tropical...