Landbou Radio – 12 July 2021

Seed treatments are used to prevent or reduce losses from diseases cased by organisms associated with seeds or present in the soil. It is the first line of defence against plant disease. But who can do the treatment and what does legislation require? In our program of 12 July, Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, Operational and Stewardship Manager at Croplife SA answers this question. He also stresses that seed must be bought from a well-known seed company.

Dr Ida Wilson, a Plant Disease Specialist, tells us more about Crown Rust of oats. This is the most widespread ad harmful fungal disease of oat. She discusses the symptoms and Control of this disease.

Leonard Venter, Chairman of Cotton SA board of Directors has some information on the challenges in the cotton industry. High producing costs and the crippling drought are to be blamed for lower production.

Nicky Hugo of the Osdrift Figary, situated near Aan de Doorns on the banks of the Breede River, tells us more about their farming business and the export of figs. Their figs are free of preservatives and additives.

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