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10 September, 2014

Invitation: ICFR Wattle Field Day at Eston, KZN Midlands

You are invited to the next ICFR field day for 2014 which has a wattle focus, and includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing wattle growers.   Please join us on Thursday 23 October starting at the ICFR Nursery in Pietermaritzburg and then travelling out to Eston for this event!

The field day begins at 08h15 for 08h40, and the programme for this event is attached as well as a map to the ICFR.
  • Tour of the ICFR Nursery and presentation on the results from the ICFR's vegetative propagation trials
  • Presentations on the research and management approaches to dealing with wattle rust including breeding, chemical control and impact assessments
  • An update on wattle research and frost tolerance.
  • Results from the ICFR's unique long-term wattle fertiliser trial at Bloemendal (6th rotation), as well as
  • A key initiative at the ICFR in developing a DNA finger printing protocol for Acacia mearnsii.

Directions to the ICFR venue are included with the programme.

For catering purposes, please reply to Sally Upfold at 
sally.upfold@icfr.ukzn.ac.za or 033-3862314 by Friday 17 October latest.

Download the following documents:

We look forward to seeing you at the field day.

Sally J Upfold (MSc)
Knowledge Manager
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Reg no:  026-368-NPO
E-mail: sally.upfold@icfr.ukzn.ac.za
Tel:  +27 - 33 - 386 2314
Fax:  +27 - 33 - 386 8905

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