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Invasive species training will take place in four centres around South Africa this autumn - Cape Town (April 2017), Durban (May 2017), Johannesburg (June 2017) and Pretoria (July 2017). If you are interested in becoming an invasive species consultant, are a landowner, landscaper or horticulturist - this training is for you. Dates and locations: Cape…
The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition with great prizes for anyone spotting any of the 28 targeted invasive species in the City. The competition runs until 9 April, 2017, and is being run as part of the City’s Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) initiative. EDRR is a critical…
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 Programme, the CWG meets biannually at the National Botanic Gardens in Pretoria. The CWG is made up of scientists from SANBI, the Department of Environmental Affairs,…
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 1): Train to become an invasive species consultant Subjects covered include: NEMBA legislation and Invasive Species Regulations; Landowners, estate agents &…
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 Province, South Africa. This pest is disastrous particularly for tomato production and food security in general. After almost two years of surveillance by industry…
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