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FOCUS ON: INTEGRATED PEST CONTROL

Weed control for HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

September 2018 HESTIA NIENABER, ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem Herbicide resistance is a well-known occurrence in many crops in South Africa. Since the first confirmed case of herbicide resistant wild oats in 1986, various cases of herbicide resistance...

Towards more sustainable control of the Russian wheat aphid

September 2018 NOKULUNGA MZIMELA and DR JUSTIN HATTING, ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem Following the release of the first Russian wheat aphid (RWA), Diuraphis noxia (Photo 1), resistant cultivar (Tugela-DN) in 1992, host plant resistance has become the backbone of...

The South African Sclerotinia Research Network: Finding management solutions to a devastating pathogen

September 2018 LISA ROTHMANN, Plant Sciences Department, University of the Free State and MIEKIE HUMAN, research assistant, Grain SA Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is the causal agent of Sclerotinia stem rot on soybean and Sclerotinia head rot on sunflower....

The effects of herbicides on soil life – Part 1: Microbial biomass and respiration

September 2018 DR MARYKE CRAVEN, CHARNÉ MYBURGH, OWEN RHODE and DR JEANETTA SAAYMAN-DU TOIT, ARC-Grain Crops, Potchefstroom The internet has opened doors of knowledge for everyone to enjoy. Research findings are readily available, which allows the...

Staying one step ahead of the false armyworm

September 2018 DR GODDY PRINSLOO, ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem The false armyworm, Leucania loreyi, is a cosmopolitan pest that has been known in South Africa for years, causing minor damage to maize and grain sorghum (Photo 1 and Photo 2)....

Sojaboonentstowwe in Suid-Afrika: ‘n Vervaardigersperspektief

September 2018 WILMA MAC PHERSON, South African Bioproducts Organisation Die voordeel van sojaboonproduksie in rotasie met mielies – en dan natuurlik ook die wisseling in mieliepryse – het in die afgelope dekade ‘n dramatiese groei in...

Olieboom, kankerroos, purperwinde – die drie sondebokke

September 2018 DR MARYKE CRAVEN, MARLENE VAN DER WALT en DR JEANETTA SAAYMAN-DU TOIT, LNR-Graangewasse, Potchefstroom Olieboom, kankerroos en purperwinde is drie onkruide wat tot afgradering van graan kan lei. Die effektiewe beheer van dié onkruide...

New hybrid insect pest spells danger

September 2018 DR WYNAND J VAN DER WALT, FoodNCropBio Consulting and member of Maize Forum Steering Committee The plant pest environment contains endless pathogens that can mutate, interact with other insects and microbes and can cause...

Increase wheat yield with these fungicides

September 2018 DR TAREKEGN TEREFE and PETRUS DELPORT, ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem Fungal diseases infecting aerial plant parts of wheat are widely found in South Africa. Leaf diseases which frequently occur on bread wheat include leaf rust,...

Importance of monitoring insects in a management programme

September 2018 DR ASTRID JANKIELSOHN, ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem The aim of a management programme is to prevent pest infestations in a crop. Managing insect pests requires flexibility since insects are site, crop and area specific. Monitoring...
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