Using cover crops and plants to advance biological control of insects and diseases Gebruik van dekgewasse en plante om die biologiese beheer van insekte en siektes te bevorder


Simon Hodgson / AGT Cover Crops, born, bred and raised in Zimbabwe – attended University of KwaZulu-Natal from 1981 to 1984, studied Agricultural Management. On completion of full time study, returned to Zimbabwe to farm. Experienced in growing Tobacco, Maize, Cotton, Groundnuts, Paprika, Rhodes grass seed, Beef, Sheep, Game and Timber.


2001 relocated to Tala Valley in KZN and farmed vegetables.

2003 started KwaZulu Hybrid Seeds in a partnership, specialising in cover crops. Bought out his partners and renamed the company Southern African Cover Crop Solutions. Sold SACCS to AGT Foods Africa, 2016. Currently runs the Cover Crop Division for the region – AGT Cover Crops. Simon Hodgson – AGT Dekgewasse