19 November, 2012
Reminder and Final Programme - ICFR Zululand Regional Field Day
This is a reminder of our upcoming Zululand Regional Field Day. Please note we
have amended the programme for this event and a new version is attached: Zululand Regional Interest Group Field Day
The last ICFR field day for 2012
promises to be a really excellent one - with a range of highly topical and
relevant talks, so please join is on Thursday
22 November at Dukuduku in Zululand
for this event!
Attached is the
draft programme for this event.
The programme includesa presentation onevidence for climate changecomparing
current weather trends to climate predictions.
There will also betalks on knowledge gained from the ICFR's Dukuduku process trial
and implications for site productivity, as well as an overview of Sappi's research into the effects of
slash management and fertilisation on one-year growth of E. grandis x E. urophylla.
Growth result trends from mid-rotation
fertilisation of eucalypt pulpwood stands will also be
programme also has a pest and disease focus with an update on the very topical Patch Death problem in
the region, the ICFR's insect
impact research, as well as FABI's research into the biocontrol of Leptocybe.
Mondi will present on their commercial development of some of the promising Eucalyptus and Corymbia
species for the Zululand region, and the ICFR will show final
results from two E. grandis
x.E urophylla trialscomparing hybrids planted on contrasting sites as
individual blocks, lines or as a mixed plot.
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.
Directions to the venue are
included with the programme.
catering purposes, please reply to Sidhika Naidoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 033-3862314 by Monday 19 November latest. Please
forward to seeing you at the field day.
Sally J Upfold (MSc)
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Reg no: 026-368-NPO
Tel: +27 - 33 - 386 2314
Fax: +27 - 33 - 386 8905