Invasive Plants and Soil Health

November 26, 2020By RealIPMArticles

Johan van der Waals (PhD Soil Science, Pr.Sci.Nat.) RealIPM South Africa What is an invasive plant? Invasive plant species are those that have been introduced into a specific area that displace and outcompete indigenous species or negatively influence the growth and production potential of “beneficial” alien species. In this case “beneficial” alien species can include ornamental … Read More

RealIPM geïntegreerde pes bestuur benadering in aartappelproduksie

November 3, 2020By RealIPMArticles

Johan van der Waals (PhD Soil Science, Pr.Sci.Nat.) RealIPM South Africa Die produksie van aartappels gaan gepaard met die bestuur van verskeie uitdagings wat gewoonlik verband hou met onder andere insek peste. Verskeie produkte word gebruik om insekte te beheer of uit te roei wanneer hulle reeds gevestig is maar voedingswanbalanse in die plante verhoog … Read More

Management of Cutworm (Agrotis segetum)

November 3, 2020By RealIPMArticles

Useful information about cutworms The damaging part of the life cycle of cutworm is the caterpillar-like larvae that live just below the soil surface. It is very easy to identify, as the larvae will curl into the shape of a ‘C” when hiding in the soil during the day. Typical feeding damage is a cleanly … Read More