• Wild herbivore grazing enhances insect diversity over livestock grazing in an African grassland system 

      Pryke, James S.; Roets, Francois; Samways, Michael J. (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      Southern Africa’s grassland biodiversity is threatened by habitat transformation such as commercial forestry. Ecological networks (ENs) have been investigated to alleviate the pressure of habitat transformation on local ...
    • Wine and health : research in action 

      Armstrong, G. O.; Lambrechts, M. G.; Mansvelt, E. P. G.; Van Velden, D. P.; Pretorius, I. S. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2001)
      Is it possible that wine may indeed be the world's oldest medicine? Until the 18th century, wine played an integral role in medical practice. Not only was it safer to drink than most available water but its alcohol, ...
    • Xiphinema index and its relationship to grapevines : a review 

      Van Zyl, S.; Vivier, M. A.; Walker, M. A. (South African Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2012)
      The dagger nematode, Xiphinema index, is considered a major pest in grape growing countries. Xiphinema index is especially important because of its ability to transmit Grapevine fanleaf virus when feeding on grapevine ...
    • Yeast and its importance to wine aroma 

      Lambrechts, M. G.; Pretorius, I. S. (South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 2000)
      The most mysterious aspect of wine is the endless variety of flavours that stem from a complex, completely non-linear system of interactions among many hundreds of compounds. In its widest sense, wine flavour refers to the ...
    • Yeast biodiversity in vineyards and wineries and its importance to the South African wine industry : a review 

      Pretorius, I. S.; Van der Westhuizen, T. J.; Augustyn, O. P. H. (South African Society for Enology and Viticulture, 1999)
      The art of winemaking is as old as human civilization and the use of yeast in this complex ecological and biochemical process dates back to ancient times. Traditionally, yeasts associated with grape berries were simply ...
    • Young grapevine response and root colonisation following inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi 

      Meyer, A. H.; Valentine, A. J.; Botha, A.; Archer, E.; Louw, P. J. E. (South African Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2004)
      The host plant response following inoculation with commercially available arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi was determined in young grapevines under field conditions which would prevail on a typical farm. Measurements ...