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Predators' propagation unit:
Due to the continuous harvest of strawberries during the season, the basic food safety challenge to all growers is the rational use of pesticides. Magrabi Agriculture has set a clear policy, and implements an integrated pest management plan that aims at the reduction of pesticides. Within this plan; a predator's propagation unit was established in 1999 for phytoseiulus persimilis, which is used to control the two-spot spider mite which attacks the strawberry fields. As soon as the strawberry scouting team state that the population of the spider mite has reached its set limit, the predators unit releases sufficient counts of phytoseiulus persimilis into the fields so that they can feed on the mite thus reducing its presence to acceptable levels. Such investment and technique has reduced the use of acaricides to control the two spot mite from an average of 1 litre/acre to 0.1 litre/acre only as it is only used in plots where the predators are unable to create the required balance. Natural predators reduced the application of acaricides by 70% in Magrabi Agriculture's strawberry farm.

Personal hygiene:
In spite of the unique nature of the farms (almost 8,500 acres with a diversified operation and massive work force), Magrabi Agriculture has managed to employ massive provisions to establish the necessary infra structure on site. Toilets, hand washing facilities, and in some cases, showers, are available within 500m from any working location on the farms. Laundries are also available to ensure the cleanliness level of the dress code.

Magrabi sports club:
Magrabi Agriculture established Magrabi sports club in 2001 and a professional football coach is available on a full-time basis to develop and train the Magrabi football team which is now competing within the Egyptian Company's Annual Football Tournament.