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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groundnuts.jpgGroundnuts
soy.jpgSoybeans
sonneblom.jpgSunflower
  
  
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
  
  
Dr Ntladi has great plans for groundnut breeding in SA.pdfDr Ntladi has great plans for groundnut breeding in SA
Aalwurms maak amok in eendeweer.pdfAalwurms maak amok in eendeweer
Better enzyme activity with crop rotation and fertilisation.pdfBetter enzyme activity with crop rotation and fertilisation
Biostimulants reduce the use of inorganic fertiliser.pdfBiostimulants reduce the use of inorganic fertiliser
Better results with legumes in rotation with maize - Nemadodzi, July 2022.pdfBetter results with legumes in rotation with maize - Nemadodzi, July 2022
An introduction to basic groundnut production.pdfAn introduction to basic groundnut production
Effective control of winter weeds is important.pdfEffective control of winter weeds is important
Do CA practices increase mycotoxins in maize.pdfDo CA practices increase mycotoxins in maize

​ 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
Kefiloe Manthata, 
Email: ManthataK@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