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19 July 2024

AECI Plant Health is proud to have sponsored a successful Potatoes SA Congress and Seed Grower's Forum 2024 and looks forward to future collaborations.

20 March 2024

We're celebrating 100 years of AECI!

At the dawn of our centenary anniversary, AECI Limited emerges as a testament to resilience, innovation and unwavering commitment to excellence.

With a history rooted in the late 1800s, pioneering the explosives industry in South Africa during the discovery of gold in Johannesburg, AECI has evolved into a towering figure in the global arena of mining explosives and chemicals.

02 February 2024

The South African macadamia industry has grown rapidly since the 1960s, becoming the leading producer of macadamia nuts in the world, exporting about 98% of its production.

The industry’s yearly production has increased significantly from R32-million in 1996 to about R4.6-billion in 2022.

07 November 2023

Agricultural chemicals are widely used on South African farms to protect crops against pests and diseases, and ensure food security. AECI Plant Health has introduced a complete “ready-to-use” kit, called Measure Smart, that complies with the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Seeds and Remedies Act 36 of 1947 to ensure the accuracy of mixtures, safety and sustainability.

28 September 2023

As growers continue to face input cost volatility and declining prices, farmers need all the help they can get to unlock nature’s potential. 

The 2023/24 domestic summer crop production season is fast approaching, with maize planting in the country’s eastern early-planting regions expected to start on October 1.

21 July 2023

As part of #OneAECIForABetterWorld, AECI Plant Health proudly celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy this Nelson Mandela Day on July 18.

Nelson Mandela Day invites people and companies to make a difference in their communities by taking action and inspiring change. This year, AECI partnered with international hunger relief non-profit organisation Rise Against Hunger to host a meal packaging event, themed “It Starts With A Meal”. 

01 June 2023

The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) or stump-headed beetle presents a major challenge for the fruit industry in South Africa.

AECI Plant Health held a crucial information day last month, where deciduous fruit producers governing body Hortgro applied entomology researcher Dr Minette Karsten unpacked the struggle with the PSHB, helping keep our crop advisors (CAs) up to speed on the most important changes and challenges facing the stone fruit industry.

14 February 2023

Stakeholders of the local macadamia industry gathered this month at the second AmberMacs Expo in White River, Mpumalanga, where speakers addressed issues such as how to reduce the cost of production and the adoption of alternative energy sources amid plummeting prices.

27 January 2023

The sustainability of the local tobacco industry continues to be threatened by illicit cigarette trade.  

AECI Plant Health, part of #OneAECIForABetterWorld, joined stakeholders at a tobacco day recently hosted by Limpopo Tobacco Processors in Rustenburg in support of South Africa's struggling tobacco producers.

The banning of cigarettes during the Covid-19 pandemic opened the floodgates for the illegal cigarette trade in South Africa. 

25 November 2021

On 10 November 2021, SA Olive held their annual field day in the Paarl at Cascade Manor. AECI Plant Health was one of the sponsors. The Field day consisted of formal presentations followed by pruning and machinery demonstrations in the olive orchards at Buffet Olives.

19 November 2021

AECI Plant Health sponsored the book “Hartstories van ons land se Boere” by Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens. The English version, ‘’For The Love of the Land’’ was released some years ago.

The launch of the book took place on 17 November in Centurion. A strong contingent of AECI Plant Health personnel attended the launch, including 3 members of the executive management.

17 November 2021

In celebration of World Food Day, AECI donated ten mobile trolley libraries,
6 000 age-appropriate educational books and food gardens that will supply fresh vegetables to school nutrition programmes.

On October 29, AECI Plant Health, part of #OneAECIForABetterWorld, made its World Food Day donation to Wit Deep Primary School, in Boksburg, under the theme of Food for the Mind and Food for the Soul.

World Food Day
01 August 2021

With the growing dissatisfaction towards conventional pest control methods, a popular alternative is to modify insect behaviour and manipulate pest populations by means of molecular approaches. Semiochemicals are signalling, chemical molecules targeting individuals of the same species (intraspecific) or different species (interspecific).

Understanding Semiochemicals
24 March 2021

As with most crops in the agricultural industry, wheat production has many challenges which makes crop management critical. Wheat is host to various diseases and pests, but the problem most likely to give the farmer sleepless nights are viral diseases.

wheat aphid South Africa
25 February 2021

Farming worldwide is changing. Farmers are realising that their soils have to be managed in a sustainable fashion if they are to continue producing high yields and quality produce. Soil health management is a worldwide tendency that includes building more sustainable soils.

12 February 2019

Welkom by Cropz, Nulandis se tegniese nuusbrief. Elke reis begin met ‘n eerste stap, en ons is trots op ons eerste uitgawe van ’n  nuusbrief, wat ons vertrou insiggewend sal wees. Ons doel is om inligting te verskaf oor gewasse en nuwe produkte wat relevant is tot Nulandis as maatskappy en wat in die veld daarbuite van hulp kan wees.

12 February 2019

Welcome to Cropz, the Nulandis Technical Newsletter. Every journey begins with the first step, and we are proud to present our first edition of what we trust will become an informative term newsletter. Our aim is to provide a report on crops, products and interesting information relevant to the business of Nulandis which will assist you in the field. 

22 November 2017

The devastating plight of farmers in the drought-stricken Northern and Western Cape has become an all too familiar feature in the news. While the only sustainable solution is rain, and plenty of it, key chemical suppliers to the agricultural sector have banded together to bring some much-needed, practical relief to the region.

28 August 2017

The latest Geoprobe technology is now available from Nulandis, enabling the company to provide soil maps of different soils on farms. This is in line with the Nu-Way approach to Nulandis’ business.

The Geoprobe is a piece of equipment that allows Nulandis to take an undisturbed soil profile. Mounted on the back of a vehicle that drives through a field, it uses GPS technology

15 July 2017

A new seven-dome multi-span tunnel, covering 2 100m2, will increase Biocult's production capabilities to supply growing demand in South Africa and worldwide.

06 June 2017

A R50 million capital expenditure project at Nulandis in Modderfontein included the installation of five 166m3 bulk stainless steel tanks for the storage of calcium nitrate and magnesium nitrate, as well as a modern tanker loading facility and a more efficient filter press. In the yard area, the existing infrastructure has been refurbished, while redundant tanks have been removed.

The new premises for the expansion of bulk tanks.
02 September 2016

Actellic gold dust is an insecticide for use against grain storage pests, grain weevil, red flour beetle and lesser grain borer in maize and other grain products. These include beans, groundnuts, rice, soya beans and pigeon peas. It preserves grain for a period of at least nine months.