001 TIPWG OUR ROLE FINAL_WEB LARGE

13

Feb2020

TIPWG News: The APL has landed

0    
After many months of blood, sweat and tears – and we are not talking metaphorically – the updated Approved Pesticide List (APL), which takes into account Act 36 and to a degree the FSC® updated Pesticide Policy has been uploaded to the TIPWG website.We thank you for your patience. As ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Keith Little Photo

13

Feb2020
Most of you will already know TIPWG’s research associate, Professor Keith Little, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at Nelson Mandela University (NMU).For those who don’t, Keith is heavily involved in NMU’s Forestry Programme specialising in Silviculture Research. Keith is also an invaluable member of the TIPWG team and, as Research Associate, ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
members-login-graphic-1

13

Feb2020
Following the official launch of the new Forestry South Africa website www.forestrysouthafrica.co.za, TIPWG is excited to announce its role in the development and hosting of the FSA database.The password-protected database acts as portal through which members can access:FSA documents - annual reports, audited financials, forestry statistics, presentations and position ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Mexican flag

13

Feb2020
The Mexican government is the latest to raise concerns over the use of glyphosate, saying it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide into the country, citing health and environmental concerns. Click here to read on.
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Thai flage

13

Feb2020
In contrast to what’s happening in Brazil, the Thai Government has reversed a planned ban on glyphosate and delayed the ban on paraquat and chlorpyrifos citing adverse effects on farmers, industry and international trade. The initial ban, in December 2019, was voted by the Thai government's National Hazardous Substances Committee based ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Brazilian flag

13

Feb2020
On 13 September 2019, MAPA under Act No 62 registered 63 pesticides for use. This ruling has now been suspended by a federal court judge who ruled the products should not be authorised in Brazil because their “high toxicity rate is incompatible with the principles of governing economic activity, as ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
FSC IGI

13

Feb2020
On 1 February 2020, the much anticipated first draft of the FSC International Generic Indicators (IGIs) for the use and risk management of highly hazardous pesticides was published for public consultation (FSC IGI).What is an IGI?An IGI is the acronym for International Generic Indicators used by FSC as an integral ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Croplife image

13

Feb2020
Sometimes, the picture says it all. We hope our members will keep supporting this incredible initiative.
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
griffon

13

Feb2020
The Griffon Poison Information Centre has compiled a toxicology database for all pesticides registered under Act 36 of 1947.The database is a quick reference guide to see the active ingredients LD50, as well as the World Health Organisation Hazard Classification. This is an incredibly useful tool and we would like ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise
Drone crop spraying SA – Business insider

13

Feb2020
Locally it’s not only the bees taking advantage of the sunny weather to irritate picnic goers, commercial drones are a dime a dozen in South Africa too.This is especially true since the first commercial licence for crop spraying was issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to Geomatics. Geomatics, based ... Read More
February 13, 2020Katy Louise