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…