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The key personnel have extensive experience in a range of crop protection sectors for more than twenty years.

Wimpie Roux (Sole Proprietor)

Wimpie Roux has a BSc degree in Botany and Entomology and a BSc (Hons.) in Entomology obtained at the University of Pretoria. He worked at the Agricultural Research Council’s Plant Protection Research Institute for 11 years and at Bayer CropScience for 13 years.

At ARC, he was involved in research projects on the biological control of stalk borers on maize as well as the biological control of diamond back moth on crucifers.

With Bayer CropScience, he worked as Product Development Specialist in the Kwazulu-Natal as well as Eastern Freestate region.  Wimpie has extraordinary and extensive experience on a variety of crops in the Provinces of Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Freestate .  He is familiarized with different software packages including the Agricultural Research Manager (ARM) commonly used to report trials and protocols.  In September 2011, he resigned from Bayer CropScience to start his own company as trial work contractor.

We work on all major crops grown in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Freestate that includes Maize, Wheat, Sugarcane, Citrus, Potatoes, Soybeans, Dry beans, Brassicas, Cucurbits, Tomatoes, Macadamia nuts, Pecan nuts, Cashew nuts, Avocados, Litchis, Pineapples, Bananas, Coffee, Cotton, Forestry (Pine, Eucalyptus, Wattle)

We do field trials in a radius of +/- 200 km around Pietermaritzburg that includes three major climatic zones according to Koppen-Geiger (click here to visit page).

These zones are:

  • Cfa  -  (Humid Subtropical climate)  Temperate, Perennial Rain, Hot Summer
  • Cfb  - (Temperate oceanic climate)Temperate, Perennial Rain, Warm Summer
  • Cwa - (Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate) Temperate, Dry Winter, Hot Summer
  • Cwb - (Subtropical highland climate) Temperate, Dry Winter, Warm Summer.