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22 October, 2014

Invitation: ICFR Midlands Field Day at Wartburg, KZN Midlands


This is an invitation to join us for what will be the last ICFR field day for 2014 to be held at Wartburg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The programme includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing timber growers and managers in the region.   Please join us on Thursday 20 November at the Wartburg Lutheran Church, in Wartburg and then travel in-field out Windy Hill for this event!  

For catering purposes, please reply to Sally Upfold at 
sally.upfold@icfr.ukzn.ac.za or 033-3862314 by Wednesday 12 November latest. 


The field day begins at 08h30 for 09h00, and the programme for this event is attached as well as a map to the ICFR.

Presentations include:

  • A talk by Mondi comparing two hybrid breeding strategies for E. grandis x E. urophylla
  • An update on ICFR research to investigate the effect of spacing Eucalyptus cuttings and seedlings at different ages and densities
  • Presentations on research and management approaches to dealing with wattle rust from FABI and the ICFR
  • Results from the unique long-term wattle fertiliser trials in its 6th rotation at Bloemendal
  • A presentation on the development of time study standards for southern Africa, to benefit silviculture and harvesting operations
  • A talk from UKZN on community involvement in research and small grower projects, as well as
  • A field visit to the ICFR's nutrient depletion trial.

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.

Download the following PDF document :  KZN Midlands Field Day Programme 

We look forward to seeing you at the field day.

Contact:
Sally J Upfold (MSc)
Knowledge Manager
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Reg no:  026-368-NPO
Tel:  +27 - 33 - 386 2314
Fax:  +27 - 33 - 386 8905

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