10 October, 2012
Reminder: ICFR Central Regional Field Day
This is a reminder that we are hosting another ICFR Regional Field Day in
the Central region, on Thursday 18th
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
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
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.
Please pass the invitation
onto your colleagues who may be interested in attending, especially anyone in
your companies in the area, who may not be on this mailing list.
Directions and GPS
co-ordinates for the venue are included with the programme.
catering purposes, please reply to Sidhika Naidoo at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
forward to seeing you at the field day.
Download the programme: Central Field Day Programme
Sally J Upfold (MSc)
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Tel: +27 - 33 - 386 2314
Fax: +27 - 33 - 386 8905