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Oilseeds Focus is a scientific magazine published on behalf of the Protein Research Foundation, the Oilseeds Advisory Committee and the Oil & Protein Seeds Development Trust. It contains valuable information relating to oilseeds (soya bean, canola, sunflower and groundnuts) production, economic issues and the latest research.

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The December edition of Oilseeds Focus addresses everything the oilseeds producer, processer and supplier in South Africa needs to know – from agronomy and chemical applications, to processing, markets and human food quality issues.

In this issue, read more about:

  • Soya bean cultivar tolerance to Sclerotinia.
  • Blackleg resistance and management in canola.
  • Groundnut cultivar evaluation and development.
  • Detecting plant-damaging herbicide residue in soil.
  • Canola proteins for human consumption.
  • Soya bean market overview.
  • Health benefits of canola oil.
  • Climate change: Lessons from Australia.
  • Water quality for agricultural use.
  • Policy brief: Expropriation Bill 2020

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water purity

Maintaining water quality for agricultural use

South Africa is considered a water-scarce country. The ever-increasing demand for water, combined...
full-fat soya beans

Processing full-fat soya beans for animal consumption

Soya beans, with their high protein (38 to 42%) and rich oil (18...

Oilseeds under the microscope

The local grain and oilseeds industry is one of the largest agricultural sectors in the...
Fall army worm

Fall armyworm: How a climate model can help

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), which originates from South America, is an invasive alien insect...

Groundnut import tariffs: A perilous junction

Owing to various factors, including drought, high-yielding competitive crops and the absence of pricing...

Market segmentation of edible vegetable oils

There are many types of vegetable oils suitable for human consumption. These oils are...

Application of CRISPR technology in agriculture

The new gene editing technology known as CRISPR (pronounced ‘crisper’ and short for...
RSG Landbou

Factors influencing seed set and grain fill in sunflower production

Poor seed set and grain fill are two components in sunflower cultivation that can...

Electricity and energy in agriculture: What does the future hold?

Drought, state capture, land reform, Eskom – these were the most topical conversations of 2018....