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Connecting over a cold one

Connecting over a cold one

This September saw Kelly Breeds and Daniël de Klerk (breeder at South African Barley Breeding Institute) travel to Perth, Western Australia, to attend the 19th Australian Barley Technical Symposium. It was Kelly’s first and Daniël’s third attendance at this symposium, which is held on a biennial basis. Continue Reading

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New Voices Symposium 2019

New Voices Symposium 2019

The Cereal Science and Technology-SA (CST-SA) association annually hosts a conference for young and upcoming scientists working on cereals. At this conference, postgraduate students are invited to present their research at a national level, thereby providing them with the opportunity to gain experience in delivering a scientific paper in front of an audience.
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Exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

A new and exciting learning opportunity arose at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The internship: Professor Simon Krattinger’s research group has opened a call via the visiting student’s research program for a talented student to gain hands-on training in cereal genomics.
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Producers’ days and trial visits in 2019

Producers’ days and trial visits in 2019

September typically is an extremely busy month for the grain programmes at CenGen. During this month, rust season peaks in Greytown, Natal, where our wheat trials are planted at the Corteva AgriscienceTM trial site, and at the same time the producers’ days season kicks off in the Western Cape with the flowering of the grains. Continue Reading

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Research Specialist joins CenGen

Research Specialist joins CenGen

Dr Shane Murray joined the CenGen Team on the 1st of September 2019. Continue Reading

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Fusarium Crown Rot resistance in South African wheat: A first genetic look

Fusarium Crown Rot resistance in South African wheat: A first genetic look

This research combines molecular science with expert breeding to speed up the identification of Fusarium Crown Rot resistance genes from a SA wheat cultivar. What is Fusarium Crown Rot? Continue Reading

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RSG Landbou gesels met CenGen

RSG Landbou gesels met CenGen

Op 30 Augustus 2019 het Eloise Pretorius van RSG Landbou met Renée Prins oor CenGen se suksesverhaal gesels. Laai gerus die opname af. Continue Reading

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CenGen continues to grow

CenGen continues to grow

On August 1st 2019, Mignon de Jager joined the CenGen team as an intern to assist the barley- and commercial projects with data generation and administrative duties.
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Something for everyone to learn during Dr Lance Maphosa’s visit

Something for everyone to learn during Dr Lance Maphosa’s visit

Dr Lance Maphosa (Crop Physiologist with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia) visited CenGen on the 15th of July 2019. Although Lance currently focusses his attention and research primarily on pulses such as chickpeas and lentils, he has been involved in several projects that focused on the performance of wheat under drought and high temperature conditions.
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Revisiting his African roots: Dr Lance Maphosa shares his knowledge with former colleagues

Revisiting his African roots: Dr Lance Maphosa shares his knowledge with former colleagues

CenGen is very excited to announce the upcoming visit of Dr Lancelot Maphosa to our laboratory in Worcester on 15 July 2019. Dr Maphosa, who, during his early career, was a research assistant at Sensako, is currently a Crop Physiologist with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in Australia. Continue Reading

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