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A new approach to viral diseases            

The Global Virome Project (GVP) is a 10-year project that aims to detect the major viral threats on the planet to improve preparedness for...

Local wine consumer: Let your voice be heard!

South Africa is a large wine producing country with an underdeveloped wine market. This implies that there is potential to stimulate the local market...

Calotropis procera could replace cotton

Calotropis procera is a plant that grows mainly in arid regions and its fruits have been found to produce quality fibre. It is a...

Agronomy student bags award at African Congress

The Combined African Congress was hosted in Cape Town in January 2018. This year the African Crop Science Society, the Soil Science Society of...

How to grow nutritious mini-rocket leaves

The first few tiny leaves growing on a wild rocket plant can pack quite a punch in terms of health benefits. This is even...

Developing genetic markers for drought tolerance

Pelly Malebe is a PhD candidate in Biotechnology at the University of Pretoria, whose current research focuses on identifying and developing genetic markers for...

Nominations open for oilseeds industry awards

Role-players in the oilseeds industry are reminded to nominate candidates for the Protein Research Foundation (PRF) Achievement Awards as well as the achievement awards...

Positive results for winery wastewater irrigation trial

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in Stellenbosch has been involved in research on winery wastewater treatment and the irrigation of cash crops with treated...

Top 10 research projects in agri for 2018

Ursula Human of AgriOrbit approached several research institutions and agricultural organisations to find out which research projects they are starting or completing in 2018....

FABI celebrates 20 years of research

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) turns 20 in 2018. Vice-chancellor and principal, Prof Cheryl de la...