Welcome press coverage for SARChI study on biological control of macadamia pests by bats and birds

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A press release issued by the Green Farms Nut Company featuring research carried out on several macadamia farms under the auspices of the Biodiversity Chair resulted in at least 11 articles appearing recently in local newspapers and agricultural publications.

You can read the University of Venda Nendila article here: Millions of Rands in savings possible for macadamia industry

Industry/technical journal articles featuring our work:

Botha, Annelle. 2017. Bats save millions. Harvest SA, March 2017: Pp 34-35.

South African Irrigation Institute (SABI), 2017. Millions in savings possible for macadamia industry as bats control pests. South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) Magazine 9 (4), April/May 2017, pp 36-37.

AgriLimpopo, 21 April 2017. Vlermuise bespaar macadamia boere miljoene.

Van Zyl, Andries. 2017. Research shows bats are a natural pest control. Zoutpansberger Newspaper, 17 March 2017.

Anonymous. 2017. Vlermuise en voёls glad nie om dowe neute nie. Volksblad-Landsbou, 31 March 2017.

Raats, Jasper. 2017. Vlermuise vreer insekte wat makadamiaboere miljoen kos. Landbou Weekblad, 21 April, 2017, p. 21.

Anonymous. 2017. Using bats to control crop pests. FarmTech, May/June 2017.

Parker, E. 2017. Farmers going nutty about bats and birds. Lowvelder, 4 May 2017.

Parker, E. 2017. Biological control proves beneficial. Agripulse, 5 May 2017

Sishuba, S. 2017. Using bats and birds to control macadamia nut pests. Farmer’s Weekly, 28 April 2017: P. 24.