Vegetable production: The basics of biological control

The huge variety of biological pest control products now available is enough to confuse any farmer. The increased demand for biological control products can largely be ascribed to problems developed from the use of chemical pesticides. These problems include pest resurgence, resistance, environmental pollution and risks to human health. The…

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Biocontrol company expands to West Africa

Biocontrol company Koppert Biological Systems is expanding their reach on the African continent by opening of a new subsidiary for West Africa in Cote d’Ivoire. The Dutch based company already has a foothold in North Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. “Having successfully registered a range of Koppert’s biocontrol products…

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Scientists warns of maize deficit in Africa if poor armyworm management persists

Enabling quick and coordinated responses are essential in staying ahead of the fall armyworm, otherwise it could cost Africa dearly, said Dr Joseph DeVries, Vice President of Program Development and Innovation at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Research done by the UK’s Department for International Development at…

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Biological products: The table stakes of doing business in South Africa

Biocontrols are quickly becoming essential to delivering fruit and vegetables that satisfy the ever-increasing demand for food raised with fewer traditional chemical inputs. To learn more about this growing segment within the industry, Meister Media Worldwide, a global agricultural media company, has partnered with South African Bioproducts Organization (SABO) to…

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