Citizen science crowdfunding project pays off

Learners from the Kayamandi community in Stellenbosch recently practiced their skills as citizen scientists when they had the opportunity to hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. In the process, the 31 learners helped to collect samples for an ongoing research project, and learnt how to isolate the fynbos pathogens that they collected. The learners who…

Oplossing gesoek vir siekte wat broodbome laat vrek

‘n Plantpatogeen waarvan die spore selfs onder water kan “swem”, val broodbome in Suid-Afrika aan. Dr. Wilhelm de Beer van die Universiteit van Pretoria se Bosbou- en Landbou-biotegnologie-instituut (Fabi) het gesê dié patogeen (Phytophthora) is nie ’n swam nie, maar ’n oomiesiet of waterskimmel. Dit was tot onlangs nie op Suid-Afrika se broodbome nie, maar…