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Remarkable ARC leader to step down

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has announced that its current CEO and president, Dr Shadrack Moephuli, will leave the organisation when his...

SA students develop unique cannabis cultivation tech

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Two master’s degree students are developing new technology to disrupt the booming...

CRISPR used to prevent eucalyptus from being invasive

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes An international research team led by Oregon State University reported that eucalyptus,...

Moth released as biocontrol against mesquite trees

The leaf feeding moth, Evippe sp. #1 was released into South Africa (SA) for the control of invasive Prosopis (mesquite) species on...

Sweet potato key to eradicating malnutrition in SA

Malnutrition has been a challenge in South Africa for a very long time, particularly affecting children under five years of age. This...

Syngenta launches 2021 Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme

With the right leadership, agriculture can heal South Africa, and this is exactly what the Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme aims to...

US and SA to collaborate on fungi research

A new grant will investigate how bacteria that live inside the cells of fungi could shape the biology, evolution, biodiversity, and function...

United States research kick-starts pear ripening

This article was originally published on www.goodfruit.com. Click here to read the original article. A genetic discovery in...

Acquisition of Oro Agri to boost biorational crop protection

Rovensa, a Lisbon-based company, has acquired Oro Agri, a global leader in biorational crop protection and adjuvant technology. Oro Agri is currently...

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...