Grain Crops Division was established in 1981 in Potchefstroom in the North-West Province. Strategic and need driven research involves cultivar evaluation, plant breeding, improvement of crop quality, weed control, tillage, plant nutrition, water utilisation, plant pathology, entomology and nematology.  


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

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  SUMMER GRAINS
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  OIL & PROTEIN SEEDS


MANDATE CROPS

​ ​SUMMER GRAINS​ ​​ ​​​O​IL AND PROTEIN SEEDS ​ ​ ​ ​
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SorghumSummerGrain.jpgSorghum
Cowpeas
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soy.jpgSoybeans
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Cowpea - Cultivating cowpeas.pdfCowpea - Cultivating cowpeas
Cowpea - Important for food and feed.pdfCowpea - Important for food and feed
Cowpea - Production guidelines for cowpea.pdfCowpea - Production guidelines for cowpea
Cowpea - The attributes of cowpea.pdfCowpea - The attributes of cowpea
Groundnut Production.pdfGroundnut Production
Maize Production.pdfMaize Production
Sorghum Production.pdfSorghum Production
Soya Rust - Identification and control of soya rust.pdfSoya Rust - Identification and control of soya rust
  
  
Identifying losses in smallholder farming.pdfIdentifying losses in smallholder farming
Better results with legumes in rotation with maize.pdfBetter results with legumes in rotation with maize
Maize stalk rots - Unseen yield assassins.pdfMaize stalk rots - Unseen yield assassins
African maize stalk borers - Where do they overwinter.pdfAfrican maize stalk borers - Where do they overwinter
Bacterial leaf streak found in the Piet Retief district.pdfBacterial leaf streak found in the Piet Retief district
Eyespot reoccurs after 16 years.pdfEyespot reoccurs after 16 years
Alternaria leaf blight - in search of an integrated control system.pdfAlternaria leaf blight - in search of an integrated control system
TELA to control stem borers in SA - April 2021.pdfTELA to control stem borers in SA - April 2021

​ MIG APP

NOW AVAILABLE ON:

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As quick warning measures and improved technologies are more at demand for improved maize production and food security, the ARC (Agricultural Research Council) is pleased to introduce the maize producers to the MIG - a new and improved mobile app that comprises of the latest collection of scientifically proven data on maize production, which can be easily downloaded for quick and updated information on the go.

The ARC (Agricultural Research Council) remains committed in providing the best technologies to the maize farmers and this can be seen in the delivery of the latest cultivar lists based on maize production region, as well as the testing of herbicides and pesticides available on the market to assist the farmers in making the best choice for best outcomes.

The MIG provides comprehensive and updated data on:

- Production
- Pests
- Diseases
- Weed Control
- Nematode Control
- Additional Resources



 

CONTACT US

​​Postal Address:
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Private Bag X1251
POTCHEFSTROOM
2520

​Physical Address:
114 Chris Hani Street
Agricultural Research Centre
Hendrik Schoeman & JPF Sellschop Buildings
POTCHEFSTROOM

​Enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0) 18 299 6100
Fax: +27 (0) 18 294 7146
Ms. Paballo Letlojane, 
Email: letlojanew@arc.agric.za
GPS Coordinates:

Hendrik Schoeman Building
Summer Grain Research & Administration
26°43'43.16"S - 27°04'47.71"E

JPF Sellschop Building Complex
Oil and Protein Research
26°44'09.95"S - 27°04'24.83"E