Thanks to Kishugu Aviation and one other service provider, the Locust plague in the Kirkwood area in the Eastern Cape, will soon be under control after our team started on 06 April with pesticide spraying over citrus and game farms.
According to Kishugu Aviations’ Johan du Plessis, who is the Project Manager of this 7-month contract, they are thankful to the Department of Agriculture and industry role players who were highly involved in the pesticide approval process. He said one has to consider humans, animals and dams or open water areas when spraying. “The process is executed in an environmentally friendly and highly responsible way and these role players monitor the process closely.
It is important to control this plague as it is destroying thousands of hectares of citrus, crops and game farms.
Johan explained that it is most effective to spray when the Locust are passive on the ground and therefore they spray early morning and late afternoon.
Emile Grobbelaar, CEO of Kishugu Aviation said we are mainly making use of the R44 choppers and this is another initiative where Kishugu Aviation is expanding their service offering, apart from firefighting. This diversification proves that we are geared to tackle any aviation-related need.
“Thanks to our aerial and ground teams who are hard at work in assisting these landowners with a massive problem. We always go the extra mile to save lives, property and the environment and preserve what we can, for the greater good for all.