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ICFR seminars held in October
26 January, 2017
The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) hosts Occasional Seminars throughout the year. These seminars are open to all and cover a wide range of topics providing a valuable opportunity for sharing knowledge and experiences on issues relevant to the forestry sector... read more
Forestry Commission Pegs Matthew's Damage At 205 Million
26 January, 2017
The S.C. Forestry Commission says Hurricane Matthew caused $205 million in damages to the state's timber industry. Hurricane Matthew caused more damage to South Carolina's forestry industry than initially thought, with the final tally coming in at $205 million, according to... read more
Ten Agri PhDs to be capped
18 January, 2017
From tiny thrips that invade plum orchards to invasive wasps that can give a mighty sting, from diseases in grapevines, lions, leopard and apples to Nguni cattle genetics, forest ecosystems, black rhino conservation and flood management - these are the topics covere... read more
Clanwilliam cedar could be extinct within the 21st century
13 January, 2017
A study by University of Cape Town researchers, published in BioMed Central Ecology in November, has confirmed a decline in the iconic conifer, the Clanwilliam cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis), which gives the name to the Cederberg Wilderness Area (CWA) in South Africa. The trees appear... read more