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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...

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...

UFS students are world champions in food and agribusiness competition

A group of students from the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free...

Water management scenarios developed for agri

The Disaster Management Training and Education Centre (DiMTEC) hosted their second symposium on water management in the agricultural industry at the University...