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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SA breakthrough in fight against armyworm

A South African scientist made a breakthrough in the fight against the destructive fall armyworm by using a nematode species to kill it. It will however take a few years before the planned biological control is commercially available. The breakthrough was made by Dr Tiarin Ferreira, technical manager at Nema…

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SA breakthrough in fight against armyworm
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Solve pest problems by using your farm ecosystem

Pest insects destroyed an estimated 18% to 26% of annual crop production worldwide in 2011, according to research from the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS). Most losses (13% to16%) occurred in the field, pre-harvest, and were heaviest in developing countries. That’s us. Synthetic chemicals have been used for…

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