Irrigation of table grapes in drought conditions

 Over the past four decades, the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has focused on developing irrigation strategies for table grapes. As we all know, parts...

High alert warning against plant pests

An unprecedented outbreak of African armyworm in canola and wheat in the Western Cape triggered fears that an outbreak of plant pests may explode...

United Exports expect 150% rise in South African blueberry volumes

United Exports is bringing two new blueberriy cultivars to the market this year - Oz Magica and Oz Bonita. “We’re very excited about them....

Overview of the macadamia industry boom

The demand for suitable land for macadamia nuts production has increased sharply and supplies of plants from nurseries are reportedly tight with orders almost...

Automatic laser technology deters birds from crops

Birds and damage in grain breeding trials are synonymous, and each breeder will have his or her unique way to tackle it. Some will...

Waterbesparing vir Wes-Kaapse sagtevrugteprodusente bespreek

Die huidige droogte in die Wes-Kaap en in dele van die Oos-Kaap, dwing sagtevrugteboere om gebeurlikheidsplanne vir die komende seisoen in werking te stel. Read...

Tips for deciduous fruit farmers facing water challenges

As the drought afflicting the Western Cape and parts of the Eastern Cape shows no sign of abating, deciduous fruit farmers are considering contingency...

Doen aansoek vir die nuwe MSc in voedsel- en voedingsekerheid

’n Ontwikkelaar van nuwe kosprodukte, ’n onderwyseres en ’n voedingkundige is deel van ’n groep baanbreker-studente wat die eerstes is om die nuwe MSc-program...

Delays to Valencia harvests in Citrusdal

Despite excellent Brix levels, there have been delays in Midknight, Valencia and some late Mandarin packing in Citrusdal, Western Cape. Acid levels have been...

Research projects to focus on ingredients for beer

Agronomists and food scientists of Stellenbosch University (SU) have partnered with the multinational beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev). The R6...