AgriViro has developed a portfolio of biopesticides and associated formulation technologies to enable effective, eco-friendly control of economically important insect pests of major crops. AgriViro’s biopesticides have shown excellent efficacy in the laboratory and under field conditions. These...

Harvest Green Tea is an innovation with multiple nutrients that are fundamental for good human health. The tea is produced from a blend of edible herbs with Cymbopogon citratus c (DC. ex Nees) Stapf. (Poaceae) as the main ingredient. It is manufactured as a teabag on to which hot/warm water is...

The present invention relates to the development of an in vitro culture technology for multiplication of Euphorbia groenewaldii R.A. Dyer and Euphorbia clivicola R.A. Dyer, which are indigenous to South Africa and occur in only a few localities in Limpopo Province. The plants are classified as...

The patented process to alter raw sugarcane bagasse pith into a suitable mushroom casing soil forms the foundation of the proposed seedling growth medium technology development. Growth media that meet the specific growth requirements suitable for seedling and plant growth are determined by structure...

As global populations grow, so does the demand for timber and its by-products, putting an ever-increasing strain on this natural resource. The best way to fight climate change is to plant trees. But silviculture (tree planting) practices remain highly inefficient in both commercial forestry and...

UKZN Researchers have developed Sorghum varieties that are resistant to Striga. Striga is parasitic weed and one of the major biotic constraints limiting production and productivity in Africa in cereal crops including maize, sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet and rice. Yield losses of 30 to 90%...

iBATECH® is a proudly South African, cost-effective, safe, natural and organic botanical fertiliser and pesticide with promising commercial applications in the agriculture sector. iBATECH® is a natural plant extract product, derived from the indigenous plant kraalbos (Galenia africana), containing a...

BamFibre is a natural, gluten-, lactose- and cholesterol- free soluble and insoluble fibre developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  BamFibre acts as a stabiliser and cryoprotectant in food, aids detoxification and waste excretion and is suitable for high temperature application...

The offering is a large library of molecular biology enzymes. Among these, DNA Ligases, DNA polymerases and DNA endonucleases (comprising guided genome editing nucleases).  This pipeline of technologies and product prospects at different stages of development were identified and captured using...

Optimal crop yield is pivotal to meeting market food demands and increasing the cost-efficacy for farmers. The REDgrow technology is intended to manipulate the transmittance spectra, or wavelength, of light in order to reach the photosynthetic region of plants. A part of this technology is the use...