First herbicide resistant sorghum launched

Australian and Argentinian farmers will be among the first in the world to benefit from new seed technology that makes sorghum resistant to imidazolinone...

Citrus black spot pathogen found in Europe

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) plant health experts have reviewed a study that suggests the pathogen which causes citrus black spot disease (CBS)...

New SA table grape launched in Berlin

Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa. The South African breeding programme for table grapes received...

US-China trade war can hurt meat industry

Washington and Beijing newspapers are warning readers that Trump’s “America first” tariffs could ignite a trade war between the two countries. A US-China trade...

Global standards for animal health and welfare vital

The president of the International Egg Commission (IEC), Ben Dellaert delivered a key message at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture at the...

Japan launches banana with edible peel

Fancy an edible banana peel? Well, you can have one in Japan. The brainchild of food scientists at a farm in western Japan, the...

Research for better pear ripening

A Washington State University research scientist is fine-tuning use of a ripening compound for pears to improve the quality of whole fresh pears and...

Disease prevention is not growth promotion

One of the most common confusions about antibiotic use in agriculture is the difference between preventative use and growth promotion use. The World Health Organization...

Effects of feed on health need more attention

Prof Dr Josef Kamphues from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany, has launched a plea for producers to keep in mind that...

Ecosystem management key to sustainable fisheries

The management of fisheries play an important role in reducing hunger and poverty, as well as creating jobs and sustainable growth in the southern...