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  • UP joins worldwide research project to fight bacteria affecting tropical and subtropical crops

    Posted on June 22, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has become a partner in the TROPICSAFE project, an initiative to fight three economically important bacterial diseases of citrus plants, grapevines and palms.

  • Insects as an alternative food source

    Posted on May 30, 2016

    According to Dr Yusuf Abdullah, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, a large variety of insects are relatively easy to grow and are highly nutritious as well.

  • The fruit industry's big problem

    Posted on May 13, 2016

    Dr Chris Weldon, of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at UP, is researching the prevalence of fruit flies and how certain species are able to tolerate certain weather conditions better than others.

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