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Survey: Farmed ostrich welfare perceptions

As part of research done by the University of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture on the welfare of farmed ostriches, they...

Research to minimise impact of ozone pollution on crops

A multinational study, led by the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, quantifies the negative impact of ozone pollution on crop yields and identifies...

Australian study backs sleeping in wool

A new Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)-funded study has investigated the effect that wool, cotton and polyester sleepwear have on the sleep quality of older...

White rhinos communicate through their ablution habits

A study by a University of Pretoria researcher into the ablution habits of white rhinos in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, has revealed...

Concern over Baobab trees dying

Baobabs have graced the African landscape for thousands of years, reaching great heights of over 30 metres, stretching across 32 countries on the continent...

Seed-producing cooperatives improve access to quality seeds

A new study by the Access to Seeds Index, supported by Agence Française de Développement, the government of The Netherlands and AgriCord, evaluated over...

Fighting drought with fruit peels

Kiara Nirghin, a 16-year-old girl from Johannesburg, has designed a project aimed at combating drought in South Africa. Her project combats the effects of...

New bee viruses discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent...

Global dairy market sees steady growth

Rabobank has released a report showing results of the global dairy market in the second quarter. They have since themed this quarterly report: Dairy...

Dr. Lamprecht receives prestigious seed industry award

The Science for a Better Life award is annually presented by South African National Seed Organisation (SANSOR) and Bayer to role-players that make a...