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3 things happening in agri today, 3 February 2021 

Today, you can join a webinar that will help you to lower your carbon footprint, or learn about biological control options in vegetable production. There is also a webinar unpacking the land issue in South Africa. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to our daily agri calendar

Carbon footprint workshops, biological control webinar for vegetable farmers, and a farm auction all on one day. Photo's: Supplied

It’s another exciting day in agri, Mzansi! Keep on learning and improving your impact on the planet by attending a webinar on low-carbon lifestyles.

If your farm and crops have been plagued by pests and you either can’t or don’t want to spray a ton of pesticides every season, you really should look into biological pest control. There’s a great free webinar focusing on biological control options in vegetable production specifically this evening.  

There’s also a webinar on the land question in South Africa.

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Future low-carbon lifestyles

If you are passionate about sustainable living and finding out how you can actively help to reduce the effects of climate change, then this workshop is for you. Organised by the global ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability network, participants are re-introduced to the importance of lifecycle carbon footprint.

There are two times available in order to accommodate more people: 12:00 to 13:30, and again from 16:00 to 17:30. Click on the time that suits you best. 

2Biological control options 

This free webinar from eOrganic will introduce the audience to biological control strategies commonly employed in vegetable production against insects and mites.  

Topics to be discussed include bio-pesticides available for vegetable production and their target pests, the benefits and shortcomings of biological control agent releases, companion planting for attracting natural enemies, and careful selection of insecticides or miticides that have minimal negative impacts on biological control agents. 

The webinar is at 21:00 for us South Africans, so if you’re still awake, sign up here. 

3

The big land debate

The department of political studies and governance at the University of the Free State and the South African Institute of Race Relations invites you to a webinar on challenges and prospects surrounding the land question in South Africa.

The webinar takes place on Teams from 10:00 to 12:00. Click here to attend the meeting. 

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