New disease report: Ceratocystis wilt of eucalypts

A new disease is apparently posing a threat to eucalyptus plantations in South Africa. ¬† What is Ceratocystis wilt and canker? Ceratocystis wilt of eucalypts is a fungal disease caused by a species of Ceratocystis. Different species of the fungus have been associated with wilt of eucalypts globally. The disease is considered to be one […]

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World’s most comfortable shoe now made from South African tree fibres

Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world’s most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runners¬†were released by Allbirds on Thursday. It uses eucalyptus fibres sourced from South African farms to create a “light and breezy” running […]

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