Thursday, May 28, 2020

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 March 2020 edition of Oilseeds Focus is here and is jampacked with articles focusing on oilseeds research and production. See the list below for a snapshot of what you can expect from this edition of Oilseeds Focus.

Content to look forward to in this edition:

  • Fall armyworm: How a climate model can help.
  • The life cycle of Sclerotinia.
  • Addressing the concerns of groundnut producers.
  • Soya beans levy promotes new cultivars and technology.
  • Glyphosate herbicide: Friend or foe?
  • Coronavirus causes distortion in the oilseeds market.
  • Groundnut import tariffs.
  • Benefits of soya bean oil.
  • And much more!

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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...

Herbicide technologies for the future: A look at resistance

In her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson questioned human attempts to control the...

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...

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....