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University of the Free State partners with ZZ2 for innovation

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The University of the Free State (UFS) has formed a partnership with ZZ2 – a well-known South African (SA)...

Hoe lyk die toekoms van plantgesondheid?

Die toekoms van plantgesondheid sluit ‘n hele paar uitdagings in. Die opleiding van plantpatoloë, ondere andere, sal móét verander, om nie eers van die...

New horizons for crop research at UFS

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes With the increase in population and the decrease in agricultural land, it is important to provide good quality crops...

ARU extends mountain research across Africa

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) of the University of the Free State (UFS), based in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, is...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to adapt to the current situation. The South African livestock industry has...

Growing spineless cactus pear as livestock feed source

The University of the Free State (UFS) is promoting sun-dried spineless cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes and fruit as major ruminant feed sources. Cactus...

Circular economics in agriculture

Traditional economics takes a one-way linear flow approach to production. Companies harvest and extract resources or materials and use it to manufacture a product...

The ins and outs of agricultural markets

Economic systems can be broadly defined as either free markets, also known as price systems, or command systems, which are at the other end...