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The nature and character o f agricultural research

D. J. J. Potgieter
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 8, No 1 | a864 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v8i1.864 | © 1989 D. J. J. Potgieter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 March 1989 | Published: 14 March 1989

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D. J. J. Potgieter,, South Africa

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Abstract

The sustained and sensational developments since the sixties in the field of molecular and cell biology are causing a revolution in agricultural research, the scope of which will be greater than that caused by the application of chemical science to agricultural practices more than a century ago. Simultaneously there has been a growing awareness of the social responsibilities of agricultural researchers. Teaching and research in tertiary institutions need to be continuously adapted to new technologies and the changing demands of the country and the consumers of agricultural products.

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