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14 October, 2014

REMINDER: Invitation: ICFR Wattle Field Day at Eston, KZN Midlands


This is a second reminder of the invitation to attend 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!  

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

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.

Download the following documents:

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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