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Newsletter 6

10 years in the making: Caro Kapp’s PhD journey

Life realises itself in unexpected ways. Caro Kapp’s PhD journey is true to that. By Kyra Rensburg “In high school, I didn’t think I was smart, so I wasn’t planning on studying hefty degrees at university. I applied to do…

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Is Something Bugging Your Orchard?

Get it identified at Blue Bug Diagnostic Service. By Anna Mouton Effective pest control starts with knowing exactly what you are fighting. Incorrect assessment of the cause of damage can lead to expensive errors in pest management. This risk is…

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Two entomologists receive SU research excellence awards

By Grethe Bestbier At the start of a new year, many people reflect on the successes and failures of the past. For two of Stellenbosch University’s researchers, their successes were rewarded with research excellence awards. Prof Pia Addison and Prof…

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A Hive of Activity at Stellenbosch Insectary

By Grethe Bestbier  A facility at Welgevallen Experimental Farm in Stellenbosch is buzzing with life. Here, thousands of moths, worms, flies and other insects are bred every year to ensure that the industry has somewhere to turn to for applied…

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