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25 September, 2012

Invitation to an ICFR Central Regional Field Day

In addition to the upcoming ICFR field day we are hosting in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands at Dalton on Wed 3 October, the ICFR is also invites you to a field day in the Central region.

This Central Regional Field Day will be held on Thursday 18th October at Ignite Charcoal Factory, near Paulpietersburg.

Attached please find the programme for this event.

  • The programme includespresentations on research into testing various alternatives to paraquate dichloride (Gramoxone) for preparing tracer belts, and results from a study looking at the interaction of hydrogels, water and fertiliser compared to dry plantingofeucalypts.
  • There will also be a talk onPrecision Forestry around the effect of irregular stand structures on tree growth, crown extension and branchiness of plantation grown P. patula.
  • Presentations on pests include atalk by the ICFR on results from a trial assessing chemical and biological products to potentially control white grub, as well as a talk by TPCP onchallenges and opportunitiesof managing some of theinsect pests of Eucalyptus.
  • Other presentations include a talk on the effect of compaction treatments and residue management on soil properties and seedling growth of Eucalypts on granite-derived soils, as well as an update on FESA research and a discussion on aspects of compartment road planning.
  • Thanks to the generous support of Willie Gevers, we will be visiting his property and he will present a talk on mulching for the future.

Directions and GPS co-ordinates for the venue are included with the programme.

For catering purposes, please reply to Sidhika Naidoo at or 033-3862314 by Friday 12 October latest. Due to venue and field stop constraints, places for the field day may need to be limited, so please book early.

Download the original PDF document: Central Field Day Programme Oct 2012


Sally J Upfold (MSc)
Manager: Communications
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Tel:  +27 - 33 - 386 2314
Fax:  +27 - 33 - 386 8905