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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...

Exploring red meat cooking methods among consumers in the Western Cape

The preparation of red meat can involve numerous cooking methods, often classified as either dry-heat cooking methods (e.g. fried, oven baked, oven...

Saliva from caterpillars puts cowpeas on the defence

Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) are not just food for humans. Caterpillars also love to munch on these crucial crops, which can cause losses...

New test for Johne’s disease could be a game-changer

A promising new test for Johne’s disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and...

The Water Show Africa makes a splash

The Water Show Africa virtual conference took place on 2 November. The online exhibition area was open...

Dr Mapiye wins researchers award for meat science

Meat scientist Dr Cletos Mapiye of the Department of Animal Sciences at Stellenbosch University is one of three scientists from the African...

Kyle Venter promoted to research manager at Chemuniqué

Chemuniqué (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Venter to research manager as of 1 October 2020.