The parentage verification or individuality identification test identifies specific gene markers that are highly variable and inherited from both parents. It does not determine species or breed type. With the list of DNA databank, a molecular biology laboratory can determine the genotype of an...

Innovators at North-West University (NWU) have developed advanced ozone generator technology for use as a rapid and low-cost disinfectant solution. The ozone generator can also be used to treat water and fresh produce. During the COVID-19 pandemic many organisations found it challenging to clean...

Postharvest table grapes are susceptible to fungal infection even when stored at the optimal temperature of −0.5°C. The most important pathogen of stored Table Grapes is grey mould, which is caused by Botrytis cinerea. Some countries fumigate their grapes with sulphur dioxide gas. However, if the...

This novel system allows for digital monitoring of payloads on heavy vehicles and avoids repetitive, physical weighing of compliant vehicles at static weigh bridges to check overloading status.
This is achieved by digitally linking all weigh bridges and existing or new cameras on a specific...

The invention relates to a novel process of partial oxidation of un-agglomerated chromite ore in ferrochrome production processes.

The process includes the steps of:

  1. providing a source of un-agglomerated chromite ore;
  2. subjecting the source of un-agglomerated chromite ore to pre-oxidation at...

The Agricultural Research Council - Vegetable and Ornamental Plants (ARC-VOP), which has a solid reputation as a leader in sweet potato R&D, has developed a new variety Khumo orange-fleshed sweet potato.  A 60 gram serving of boiled roots of variety Khumo supplies the recommended daily allowance...

CAD4TB is an AI-powered software programme designed to help (non-expert) readers to detect tuberculosis (TB) more accurately and cost-effectively. The speed of digital X-rays combined with deep learning and remote expertise make CAD4TB a valuable asset in the fight against TB.

The output of the...

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...

The product is a locally produced, cost-effective plant health diagnostic tool. A collection of plant virus antisera is maintained at the Virology unit of ARC-Plant Health and Protection (ARC-PHP). The antisera were manufactured from plant viruses obtained from various crops in South Africa, thus...

Whartels™ is a maths board game designed for pre-primary and primary school learners and is aimed at improving children's maths achievement by focusing on cognitive aspects (maths concepts, metacognition and information processing) and neuropsychological facets (executive functioning, self...