South Africa slashes false codling moth occurrences

12 December 2018 – South Africa has seen some major successes in addressing one of its most detrimental agricultural pests, the False Codling Moth (FCM). Read more…


Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide

11 December 2018 – Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide. Because it’s considered safe for animals, it’s extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban areas and home gardens. Read more…


Two banana diseases pose a risk to southern African production

26 June 2018 – Fusarium TR4 still contained in northern Mozambique. Read more…


Insecticides banned in Europe

13 June 2018 – The European Commission has banned three of the most widely applied insecticides due to the risk to bees and other pollinators. The April ban on thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin, expected to come into force this year, covers all outdoor uses in Europe. The chemical use will, however, be permitted in permanent greenhouses where exposure to bees is unlikely. Read more…