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Forests with multiple tree species are 70% more effective as carbon sinks than monoculture forests

Forests with multiple tree species are 70% more effective as carbon sinks than monoculture forests Above ground carbon stocks are at least 70% higher in mixed forests than in monocultures, with the highest carbon stocks relative to monocultures in forests comprised of four species Forests are excellent at absorbing and storing carbon and can play a role in meeting global net zero targets. As more countries commit to forest creation, but mainly plant single species forests, an international team of researchers has examined how carbon stocks in mixed forests and monocultures compare. They found that mixed forests

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Phytophthora

Phytophthora: an underestimated threat to agriculture, forestry, and natural ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

Phytophthora: an underestimated threat to agriculture, forestry, and natural ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa Abstract Phytophthora species are highly destructive plant pathogens and pose a significant threat to plants in various ecosystems, including agriculture, forest plantations, and natural environments. In sub-Saharan Africa, a total of 77 Phytophthora species have been identified and this review aims to provide an overview of the species diversity and progress of Phytophthora research in this region.

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TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing

TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing On behalf of Sawmilling South Africa and its timber promotion partners, you are invited to join the next Talking Timber webinar on 12 December focusing on TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing from 12:30-14:00. In this final Talking Timber webinar for 2023, we have Dr Johann van der Merwe and Prof Brand Wessels sharing their insights. Dr van der Merwe will

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Sappi

Sappi announces satisfactory earnings and declares dividend; releases financial results for fourth quarter and full year

Sappi announces satisfactory earnings and declares dividend; releases financial results for fourth quarter and full year Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “Following the records achieved in FY2022, I am pleased that we have been able to deliver a satisfactory set of results under particularly difficult circumstances with an EBITDA excluding special items of US$731 million for the year ended September 2023. The widespread

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machines

Powerful new machines and robust harvester chain for forestry professionals

Powerful new machines and robust harvester chain for forestry professionals STIHL has launched two high-performance brushcutters that cut faster, better, for less – just what professional users need. STIHL also provides a specially-reinforced forestry chain that cuts smoother and lasts significantly longer. With our history of serving the forestry industry since 1926, we know what the forestry industry needs! Two iconic new machines The FS 161 (1.5kW and 37.6 cc)

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training

Hands-on JCB Loadall training highlights strong market potential

Hands-on JCB Loadall training highlights strong market potential There is huge scope for JCB Agriculture’s range of Loadalls (telehandlers) in South Africa as local farmers increasingly look to mechanisation to maximise the efficiencies of their operations, as Bell Forestry & Agriculture and JCB Agriculture dealers learned first-hand during an intensive two-day product training session. The training was presented by Ben Mansfield, JCB Product Manager for Loadalls from the UK, who

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FABI

FABIans are joined by RSA and USA colleagues for a final bark beetle microbiome workshop

FABIans are joined by RSA and USA colleagues for a final bark beetle microbiome workshop A group of FABI researchers were recently joined by colleagues from various USA institutions and Stellenbosch University for the fifth in-person meeting of the Bark Beetle Mycobiome network project in South Africa.  This 10-day event, led by Prof. Irene Barnes of FABI and Prof. Jiri Hulcr (University of Florida) commenced in the George area where the

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forests

Forests with multiple tree species are 70% more effective as carbon sinks than monoculture forests

Forests with multiple tree species are 70% more effective as carbon sinks than monoculture forests Above ground carbon stocks are at least 70% higher in mixed forests than in monocultures, with the highest carbon stocks relative to monocultures in forests comprised of four species Forests are excellent at absorbing and storing carbon and can play a role in meeting global net zero targets. As more countries commit to forest creation,

read more
Phytophthora

Phytophthora: an underestimated threat to agriculture, forestry, and natural ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

Phytophthora: an underestimated threat to agriculture, forestry, and natural ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa Abstract Phytophthora species are highly destructive plant pathogens and pose a significant threat to plants in various ecosystems, including agriculture, forest plantations, and natural environments. In sub-Saharan Africa, a total of 77 Phytophthora species have been identified and this review aims to provide an overview of the species diversity and progress of Phytophthora research in this region.

read more

TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing

TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing On behalf of Sawmilling South Africa and its timber promotion partners, you are invited to join the next Talking Timber webinar on 12 December focusing on TALKING TIMBER WEBINAR – Structural design considerations and testing from 12:30-14:00. In this final Talking Timber webinar for 2023, we have Dr Johann van der Merwe and Prof Brand Wessels sharing their insights. Dr van der Merwe will

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Sappi

Sappi announces satisfactory earnings and declares dividend; releases financial results for fourth quarter and full year

Sappi announces satisfactory earnings and declares dividend; releases financial results for fourth quarter and full year Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “Following the records achieved in FY2022, I am pleased that we have been able to deliver a satisfactory set of results under particularly difficult circumstances with an EBITDA excluding special items of US$731 million for the year ended September 2023. The widespread

read more
machines

Powerful new machines and robust harvester chain for forestry professionals

Powerful new machines and robust harvester chain for forestry professionals STIHL has launched two high-performance brushcutters that cut faster, better, for less – just what professional users need. STIHL also provides a specially-reinforced forestry chain that cuts smoother and lasts significantly longer. With our history of serving the forestry industry since 1926, we know what the forestry industry needs! Two iconic new machines The FS 161 (1.5kW and 37.6 cc)

read more
training

Hands-on JCB Loadall training highlights strong market potential

Hands-on JCB Loadall training highlights strong market potential There is huge scope for JCB Agriculture’s range of Loadalls (telehandlers) in South Africa as local farmers increasingly look to mechanisation to maximise the efficiencies of their operations, as Bell Forestry & Agriculture and JCB Agriculture dealers learned first-hand during an intensive two-day product training session. The training was presented by Ben Mansfield, JCB Product Manager for Loadalls from the UK, who

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News24 Business | Kusile's Unit 2 comes back online as Eskom ramps up load shedding

Kusile's Unit 2 was synchronised to the grid on Tuesday, two days ahead of schedule, Eskom said in a statement - just hours after it ramped up load shedding. [...]

News24 Business | World Bank gives Eskom the nod for transmission company

One of Eskom's major lenders, the World Bank, has given its consent for the legal separation of the national transmission company. [...]

News24 Business | 100 000 containers now stuck outside three SA ports - as new penalties and price hikes loom

The Durban and Port Elizabeth ports are now among the top seven most congested ports in the world. [...]

News24 Business | Business sends Parliament, Mashatile urgent appeal to halt final stage of NHI Bill

The NHI Bill enters the final lap of the parliamentary process on Wednesday. But business organisations want the process stopped because they say legislators have ignored expert advice. [...]

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