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  • Finding answers to herbicide resistance

    Posted on August 13, 2015

    The research component of the Monsanto/BE at UP Collaborative Research Programme aims to monitor whether glyphosate-resistance in weeds is developing and to assess the plant mechanisms involved.

  • Three researchers from Plant Science visit Marion Island

    Posted on July 13, 2015

    Dr Michelle Greve from the Department of Plant Science accompanied by two MSc students, visited Marion Island from the 12th of April until the 15th of May this year. They conducted research concerning alien plant species on the island.

  • Boskoors excursions 2015

    Posted on June 11, 2015

    Where better to get to know you plants, than right in the middle of Dinokeng, surrounded by trees, shrubs and grasses with the roar of lions in your ears. This is just what happened on the weekend of the 24 to the 26 of April to the Plant Science Third Year excursion students.

  • Open Day 2015: Fascinating Plants

    Posted on June 11, 2015

    The theme for Open day this year of the Department of Plant Science was Fascinating Plants. A vibrant atmosphere of excitement, curiosity and expectation filled the air as learners from various schools and ages, accompanied by their parents flocked to the Rautenbach Hall. Just to be astonished by...

  • Plant Science Honours Excursion 2015: Ezemvelo Nature Reserve Bronkhorstspruit

    Posted on June 09, 2015

    The Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is situated on the border between Gauteng and Mpumalanga in the Rand Highveld Grassland and Loskopdam Mountain Bushveld. The reserve is approximately 11 000 ha of which 400 ha is covered by grassland and 600 ha by savannah, an excellent locality for the students to get...

  • Prof Terry Aveling awarded for contribution to SA Seed Industry

    Posted on May 18, 2015

    Prof Terry Aveling from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Plant Science received the 2015 SANSOR-Bayer Science for a Better Life Award.

  • FABI researchers unravel Eucalyptus tree genomics and biology

    Posted on May 13, 2015

    Researchers and postgraduate students from the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and the Genomics Research Institute (GRI) at the University of Pretoria contributed to eight articles in a special issue of the journal, New Phytologist.

  • 2014 DuPont Symposium

    Posted on December 05, 2014

    2014 DuPont Symposium

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