Pest control: Attract owls to the farm

Creating a safe habitat for owls on your farm is one of the easiest, most economical and environmentally friendly ways to eliminate rodents. Grain producers and farmers who store large quantities of animal feed will tell you that they experience problems with pests such as rodents on their farms at…

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Red locust swarm detected in southern Malawi

The Malawi Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has warned that a red locust swarm was seen in the Mulanje district. In a statement, Erica Maganga, secretary for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, said the ministry is doing everything possible to control the situation. “The ministry has organised with…

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“Be on lookout for fake news on fall armyworm”

It is unnecessary to spray as preventative measure against fall armyworm, says Dr Johnnie van der Berg, entomologist from the North-West University. He warned members of the KwaZulu-Natal No-till Club at the annual conservation farming conference to constantly be on the lookout for the plague. However, they should not be…

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Fall armyworm going nowhere, expert warns

Fall armyworm is here to stay and is an extra plague grain and other producers will have to deal with in future, says Kobus Steenekamp, managing director of Monsanto. Steenekamp spoke to South African farmers at a technology day in Bethal, Mpumalanga, hosted by the company. He says the worm…

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