Landbou Radio – 26 August 2021

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries released a 580 page High-Level Panel Report on the protection of iconic wild animals such as the rhino, lion, cheetah and elephant. This report was met with mixed reactions. One of the positive outcomes in this report is the recognition given to hunters and the contribution of hunting to South Africa’s economy. In our program of 26 August, Gerhard Heyneke, Chairman of WRSA discusses this report and he also has some information on a fund that supports farmers in difficult times.

Stephan Honiball, General Manager of Vital Bugs and Ian Pienaar, Technical Advisor of Vital Bugs tells us more about the advantages of biological control and the use of micro-organisms such as parasitoids, predators and herbivorous arthropods.

Sue Viljoen, Water project Manager of WWF SA talks about water stewardship on dairy farms and how farmers can decrease the carbon footprint on their farms.

Craig Shepstone, Director of Wildlife Nutrition Services explains how to determine the intake of roughages in wild animals and the approach to the development of supplementary feeding programs for wild animals.

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