Aerial crop sprayer destroys 170 hives near Tulbach

Chemical pesticides do not only destroy the targeted pest and its negative environmental effects are well known. Biopestides is a growing industry, although not yet completely viable for South Africa. Integrated Pest Management is thus essential for sustainable agriculture production. Farmer's Weekly reports of an aerial crop sprayer that recently wiped out bees from 170 hives near Tulbach in the Western Cape, while spraying canola fields with pesticide. 

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