SA company may have the solution to dealing with tree borer beetles

A South African company, Pan African Farms (Beetle Busters) may have developed a fungicide to deal with the damage being done to trees in the country by a tree borer beetle.

Beetle Busters co-founder Michael Vivier explains how the chemical works and the progress they have made so far.

On some trees, we have been clean for two months now.

Michael Vivier, Co-founder - Beetle Busters

I suppose somewhere down the line we have to physically cut down trees and have them sampled but the visual signs are brilliant.

Michael Vivier, Co-founder - Beetle Busters

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