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A tour into the magical world of vaccines and vaccination

Vaccination is a hot topic, that we can’t deny, and it has long been an effective way to reduce disease burden in humans as...

World Wetlands Day: ARC research on peatlands focuses on sustainability

World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on 2 February. Water science researchers at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) have been conducting wetland-related...

Identity of quarantine nematode confirmed

Dr Antoinette Swart of the National Collection of Nematodes found two female nematodes and several juveniles of the genus Ditylenchus in a...

Fungus causing root and crown rot newly detected in SA’s papayas

Several papaya plants (Carica papaya L.) with symptoms of extensive crown and root rot, which caused plants in orchards to collapse, were...

New species of leafhopper associated with rooibos tea

Leafhoppers are sap-sucking insects capable of transmitting plant viruses and phytoplasmas. A recent taxonomic study of local leafhopper species was based on...

ARC recognises National Master Dairyman at virtual awards

Agri-Expo presented this year’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC) National Master Dairyman Awards ceremony on 21 October as a virtual event, on behalf...

Vet Expo Africa presentations did not disappoint!

The Vet Expo Africa 2020’s virtual exhibitions kicked off on 7 October 2020 with an array of speakers and presentations representing the...

ARC scoops fruit industry award for research and technology

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is proud to announce that Phyllis Burger and Andries Daniels from ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij received the deciduous fruit...

Local and Italian researchers collaborate on new alien invasive beetle in...

Beth Grobbelaar, a leaf beetle taxonomist at the Biosystematics Division of the Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) institute of Plant Health and Protection,...

The ARC excels with award-winning breeding programmes

ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, a member of the Crop Sciences Cluster of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), is located in the Western Cape. Its...