To try and make the transition to the “ESRA mindset” a little easier, TIPWG has produced an SOP explaining how to use the new-look Approved Pesticide List (APL) which includes the ESRA mitigations. Click here, to download the APL For Members who are not registered to use the TIPWG database, we strongly ... Read More
June 16, 2021Katy Louise


By Jacqui Meyer, TIPWG Secretariat Perhaps the title is a little exaggerated, however, for the past 18-months, it is fair to say ESRAs have been a constant feature of my life. That this has escalated from an important task on my daily ‘to do list, to something that stalks my dreams ... Read More
April 9, 2021Katy Louise


By Jacqui Meyer, TIPWG Secretariat The year is 2021 and the time of the ESRA is upon us… this sounds like the introduction to a bad sci-fi movie and I am guessing many in Industry wish this was all it was! However, this is a reality, meaning FSC audits this year ... Read More
February 26, 2021Katy Louise


As the articles for the second edition of TIP-Mag start coming in, we thought we would give you a glimpse of one of the up and coming opinion pieces and the author behind it, TIPWG and NCT Forestry funded PhD student Noxolo Ndlovu. Silviculture/Environmental Management PhD student Noxolo Ndlovu is currently ... Read More
October 29, 2020Katy Louise


The view of Jacqui Meyer, TIPWG secretariat and Forestry consultant and Dr Katy Johnson, FSA communication consultant What are ecosystems services? Ecosystem services are simply defined as “the benefits people obtain from ecosystems” (https://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.300.aspx.pdf) and as such are the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human well-being. In simple terms, ecosystem ... Read More
July 27, 2020Katy Louise


Act 36 of 1947 governs the sale, use and distribution of pesticides in South Africa. As such, it is one of the laws that we, as an industry that buys, handles and applies pesticides, need to ensure we comply with. There are at least two parties involved in the selling/purchasing of pesticides: ... Read More
April 28, 2020Katy Louise


January 2020 will see the launch of the TIPWG Member Login Page - make sure your backstage pass is up and running! Why a members only page? The primary role of the TIPWG website is a communication platform, providing the latest pesticide-related news, information, research and legislation in an accessible format to ... Read More
November 1, 2019Katy Louise


TIPWG is undoubtedly a group effort. We have a core team which leans on a much wider network of volunteers and associated experts. It is thanks to their willingness that we are able to achieve all that we do and we greatly appreciate each and every one of them. In any ... Read More
October 31, 2019Katy Louise


The Timber Industry Pesticide Working Group (TIPWG) exists to promote responsible and effective use of pesticides to ALL South African timber growers. Regardless of whether you’re a small or large grower, a certified or non-certified timber producer, TIPWG is there for you. A sub-committee of Forestry South Africa (FSA), TIPWG is ... Read More
February 19, 2019Katy Louise