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#WorldMetrologyDay: Measurements for global trade

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the...

ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij donates grapes to beat hunger during COVID-19

ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, a member of the Crop Sciences Cluster of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), has donated 100 cartons of grapes to...

SU researcher to make winery wastewater more sustainable

With the ongoing water shortages in the Western Cape and the likelihood of droughts becoming a much more common occurrence as global warming...

New study highlights effective ways to control African swine fever

While countries like Denmark are building walls to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), a new mathematical model has identified two effective...

Researcher receives doctorate in cheesemaking

Farmers with a few cows and the necessary space could start their own artisan cheesemaking business for around R24 000. This is...

Researchers discover gene to develop Fusarium head blight resistant wheat

Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) and colleagues from Shandong Agricultural University in China have discovered a...

How the WC agri budget will be used for 2020/21

On 19 March, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Agriculture’s 2020/2021 budget of R970,556 million was tabled in the Western Cape legislature.

On a different buzz: Why we need flies

For many people, the idea of flies buzzing about isn’t very appealing, as they are typically associated with dirt and disease. But...

Massive injection for Rooibos research

The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) is ramping up research efforts to better understand how indigenous Rooibos tea could help tackle some of the most...

Ground-breaking research a game-changer for the pincushion industry

The overseas flower market pays a premium for straight, long-stemmed pincushion proteas with no insects or signs of disease but delivering such flowers is...