German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

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Cactus Working Group meeting - 17 November


The Cactus Working Group was established in 2012 to address the issue of invasive cacti species in South Africa. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Program... Read more

Invasive species training - Doonholm Nursery


INVASIVE SPECIES TRAINING - Last training sessions of the year... A two-day training event will be be held in Midrand at Doonholm Nursery on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November, 2016. Module 1 (Day... Read more

Devastating tomato pest reaches South Africa


The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that the first sightings of the tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) has been detected in the eastern parts of the Mpumalanga Pr... Read more

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo tackle invasi…


Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo launches the National Invasive Species Week in Roodeport on 11 October, 2016. National Invasive Species Week is an awareness and action programme that aims to protect ... Read more

Invasive Species Training – KZN & Gauteng


Two more dates are set for 2016 invasive species and herbicide training: 18 and 19 October, 2016 – Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Dante Hall, DA Language Institute (Società Dante Alighieri), 21 Al... Read more

Sign up for Invasive Species & Herbicide …


Dates have been set for Invasive Species and Herbicide Training in all provinces around the country. The training is targeted at horticulturists, landscapers, landscape architects, conservationists, i... Read more