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2024 Forest Science Symposium

2024 Forest Science Symposium You are invited to attend a Forestry Science Symposium (FSS) hosted by Forestry South Africa (FSA), the Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF) and the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR), on the 26th to 27th of November 2024, in Pietermaritzburg. The symposium, with core themes around sustainability, provides a collaborative platform for networking between scientists, foresters and managers, and opportunity for developing scientists to present their work to the industry, their peers, and mentors. Subthemes for the symposium are as follows: Dynamic Breeding Initiatives Addressing Climate Change Physical Risks Addressing Climate Change

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Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years

Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years Sappi has again achieved the highest platinum level in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating across all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America, and South Africa. In line with Sappi’s business strategy, the organisation has consistently focused on its priority SDGs and collaborated with all its stakeholders to deliver measurable and tangible progress.   Sappi, a leading global provider

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LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen

LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen Abstract Eucalyptus scab and shoot malformation caused by Elsinoë necatrix is an emerging disease and a serious threat to the global commercial forestry industry. The disease was first discovered in North Sumatra, Indonesia and now requires a simple and effective method for early pathogen detection. In this study, a rapid and sensitive Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay

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Ford

Ford uses olive trees to build car parts in latest project: ‘A material that shows no compromise in strength, durability, or flexibility’

Ford uses olive trees to build car parts in latest project: ‘A material that shows no compromise in strength, durability, or flexibility’ Ford might want to consider naming its next vehicle the Arbequina. The mouths of olive eaters are likely watering already, as that’s the name of a “fruity, buttery, and nutty” olive sourced from Spain, according to none other than Martha Stewart. But the automaker isn’t planning to stock

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Improving wood products could be a key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers suggest

Improving wood products could be a key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers suggest Harnessing the ability of wood products to store carbon even after harvest could have a significant effect on greenhouse gas emissions and change commonly accepted forestry practices, a new study from NC State researchers suggests. A new study published in the journal Carbon Balance and Management uses carbon storage modeling to link the carbon stored in

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Volvo

Volvo expands its range of biodiesel-powered trucks

Volvo expands its range of biodiesel-powered trucks A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from transport here and now. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model offers adapted for biodiesel B100. This is yet another move in line with the company’s strategy to reduce the climate impact of its trucks. Volvo

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From Fragmentation to Integration: A Programme Approach to Research for the Forestry Sector

From Fragmentation to Integration: A Programme Approach to Research for the Forestry Sector The Sector Innovation Fund (SIF) is a strategic partnership platform funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to enable further investment from industry into research and innovation. Through partnering with key role players in certain sectors, the DSI has been working to contribute to increasing and transforming research capacity while driving sector competitiveness and productivity.

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forestry

2024 Forest Science Symposium

2024 Forest Science Symposium You are invited to attend a Forestry Science Symposium (FSS) hosted by Forestry South Africa (FSA), the Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF) and the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR), on the 26th to 27th of November 2024, in Pietermaritzburg. The symposium, with core themes around sustainability, provides a collaborative platform for networking between scientists, foresters and managers, and opportunity for developing scientists to present

read more
Sappi

Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years

Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years Sappi has again achieved the highest platinum level in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating across all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America, and South Africa. In line with Sappi’s business strategy, the organisation has consistently focused on its priority SDGs and collaborated with all its stakeholders to deliver measurable and tangible progress.   Sappi, a leading global provider

read more
Eucalyptus

LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen

LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen Abstract Eucalyptus scab and shoot malformation caused by Elsinoë necatrix is an emerging disease and a serious threat to the global commercial forestry industry. The disease was first discovered in North Sumatra, Indonesia and now requires a simple and effective method for early pathogen detection. In this study, a rapid and sensitive Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay

read more
Ford

Ford uses olive trees to build car parts in latest project: ‘A material that shows no compromise in strength, durability, or flexibility’

Ford uses olive trees to build car parts in latest project: ‘A material that shows no compromise in strength, durability, or flexibility’ Ford might want to consider naming its next vehicle the Arbequina. The mouths of olive eaters are likely watering already, as that’s the name of a “fruity, buttery, and nutty” olive sourced from Spain, according to none other than Martha Stewart. But the automaker isn’t planning to stock

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wood

Improving wood products could be a key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers suggest

Improving wood products could be a key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers suggest Harnessing the ability of wood products to store carbon even after harvest could have a significant effect on greenhouse gas emissions and change commonly accepted forestry practices, a new study from NC State researchers suggests. A new study published in the journal Carbon Balance and Management uses carbon storage modeling to link the carbon stored in

read more
Volvo

Volvo expands its range of biodiesel-powered trucks

Volvo expands its range of biodiesel-powered trucks A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from transport here and now. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model offers adapted for biodiesel B100. This is yet another move in line with the company’s strategy to reduce the climate impact of its trucks. Volvo

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News24 Business | SA's pre-owned watch, jewellery market booms as it attracts more punters

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News24 Business | There's hope yet for ailing Post Office, SABC, says new DA comms minister Malatsi

Solly Malatsi, new DA minister of the Department of Communications and Digital Technology, expressed his support for the turnaround work being done at the Post Office and distanced himself from [...]

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