19 January, 2021
Forestry South Africa have released the second issue of the Timber Industry Presents... Magazine, TIP-Mag for short.
Second issue of Timber Industry Presents...
Magazine (TIP-Mag) builds on the success of the first.
Synopsis: Forestry South Africa have released the second
issue of the Timber Industry Presents... Magazine, TIP-Mag for
The TIP-Mag initiative, instigated by FSA's Timber Industry
Pesticide Working Group (TIPWG) in 2020, provides a platform
for researchers and forestry students alike to share their
research findings which may otherwise remain unpublished. A
knowledge transfer tool, TIP-Mag showcases the first-class
research and scientific thinking going on within the Forestry
Sector to a far broader audience by presenting the scientific
content in an interesting and easy-to-digest fashion removing
scientific jargon and pitching the research at a level that is
accessible to all.
"The first issue of TIP-Mag has proved its potential as
a knowledge transfer tool, providing a much-needed platform
for the publication of important research. The second issue
builds on this, advancing the magazine's scope and reach."
- Dr Ronald Heath, FSA Director: Research and Protection
This issue's headline articles include:
- Genetic breakthrough: a new DNA marker resource for
genome-assisted breeding of pine trees.
- A new perspective on pesticides: The revised FSC Pesticide
Policy means new rules for foresters to follow but will it
change the way they think?
- The enemy of my enemy is my friend! Using natural enemies
of insect pests for their management is an old and generally
well-known approach. But is this approach still valuable
within the current and future plantation forestry landscape?
I have included a link to the second issue of TIP-Mag on
our website, where you can download a PDF version of both this
issue and the previous one. As well as the cover
Link to TIP-Mag: www.forestrysouthafrica.co.za/tip-mag/
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further