Micro-propagation of plant material.
Soil tillage in perennial crops, including cover crop management and weed control.
Diagnostic and advisory services for grapevine, fruit, herbal tea, fynbos diseases and pests.
DNA fingerprinting of plants and wine yeasts.
Computerised database of (ARC) deciduous stone and pome fruit cultivars.
Grapevine bud fertility and bud mite counts.
Wine microbiology services: yeast and bacteria counts, malolactic fermentation status, yeast identification, mass loss trials and sensory analysis.
Evaluation of the effect of agro-chemicals on wine fermentation before registration.
Proteomics (protein expression profiles).
Bio-Typing (molecular identification, and classification of micro-organisms like bacteria, yeasts and fungi).
MALDI Imaging (direct imaging of proteins, peptides, lipids, metabolites and drugs in tissues).
On-farm and telephonic consultations.
Training emerging and smallholder farmers in deciduous fruit production and basic business skills.
Our researchers and technicians are always willing to assist.
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