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Peste onder die vergrootglas by simposium vir aartappelnavorsing

Aartappels Suid-Afrika (ASA) befonds verskeie navorsingsprojekte tot voordeel van die aartappelbedryf. Tydens ’n onlangse mini-navorsingsimposium in Howick in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is terugvoer...

Insects could be Earth’s ultimate heroes

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Insects have continuously been making headlines with the eco-friendly potential they could...

Samewerking tussen buurlande slaan sprinkaanplaag hok in Namibië

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Gedurende die afgelope somermaande het die boere in Namibië een van die...

Red locust outbreak devastates grazing land in Namibia

Namibia is struggling to contain a third wave of an African migratory red locust outbreak, which has now destroyed 719 000ha of...

Rodents in poultry housing: A multi-faceted plan of attack

Three different rodent species are usually encountered on a poultry farm. They are Rattus rattus or the roof rat, Rattus norvegicus or...

Moth released as biocontrol against mesquite trees

The leaf feeding moth, Evippe sp. #1 was released into South Africa (SA) for the control of invasive Prosopis (mesquite) species on...

Cropwatch Africa’s new app stops pests in their tracks

Cropwatch Africa, a specialised service provider that focusses on supporting farmers, researchers, industries, and governments across Africa to safeguard their resources, has...

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...