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Apr2020
With the closure of many international borders, including our own, we knew the supply of pesticides would soon become an issue. With summer-rainfall catchment fire season almost upon us, it could not have come at a more trying time.The importance of firebreak preparation cannot be overstated. As such the decision ... Read More
April 28, 2020Katy Louise
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Apr2020
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
apl nursery herbicide

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Feb2020

The rise of ESRA

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The highly anticipated update of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Pesticide Policy on May 2019 lived up to its pre-release hype with the reiteration taking a far stronger stance on minimising pesticide usage. TIPWG secretariat Jacqui Meyer explains, “The new policy requires certificate holders to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Bee day

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Feb2020
In 2017, bees were given their own day, now they have been declared by the Earth Watch Institute as “the most important living being on the planet” during a meeting of the Royal Geological Society; hardly surprising with 70% of the world’s agriculture dependent exclusively on bees. That is before ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
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Nov2019

Get ready for the member login

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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
Avengers

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Oct2019
This is a team of vastly different personalities, all of whom are experts in their field, with a shared passion for forestry and the research the industry generates. As a collective, they have published an extensive library of top-class research; authoring, collaborating and supervising research that aids the forestry industry ... Read More
October 31, 2019Katy Louise
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Oct2019

Credit where credit is due

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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
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Sep2019

All about the ESRA!

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Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to reflect on the impact of the new Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Pesticide Policy on the forester at a plantation level.The most obvious is that come 1 June 2020, paraquat will be banned in all FSC-certified forests, followed by a worldwide ban ... Read More
September 5, 2019Katy Louise
APL Application procedure

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May2019
At the end of last year TIPWG modified the process for adding new products to our approved pesticide list (APL). Prior to this change, our pesticide experts were inundated by individuals and companies attempting to get their latest products added to the list. Many of these were not targeted for forestry, ... Read More
May 20, 2019Katy Louise
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Feb2019
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