Season 1 | Episode 11 | Increasing importance of biosecurity

Farmers, farm workers and service providers are often exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials, or potentially dangerous pathogens, and pests. If not managed and handled safely and securely it could have devastating effects on the environment, humans, livestock, and plants. A lot of research and technology goes into the optimising of crops, animal protection, and ensuring safety in doing so. This week on Tech Terrain Tony Ndoro talks to IB Oosthuizen, Agriculture Director: McCain Foods South Africa and Dr Mmatlou Kalaba, Senior Lecturer: University of Pretoria to lay the groundwork on the issue of biosecurity. We talk to Dirk Uys, Crop Manager, Horticulture Africa: Bayer, and Thilivhali Nepfumbada, Head of Regulatory Science, Africa: Bayer about the fine balance between optimising production, and risk. Nelius Oosthuizen, Territory Sales Manager: John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa (JD SSA) and Admire Mutsvario, Business Operations Analyst: JD SSA will discuss the latest developments in sprayer technology. Tech Terrain is powered by John Deere, in collaboration with Farmer’s Weekly and Brand Republic.

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