Research Snippets 15 October 2021

Welcome to SASRI Research Snippets. This edition provides news on projects dealing with using near infra-red spectroscopy for nutrient analysis, establishing sugarcane quality using aerial imagery, and the application of ripeners using drones.

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The Ingede September 2021 now available!

The September 2021 issue of the Indege is now out!
In this issue, Extension Manager for Small Scale and Land Reform Growers, Thulani Masondo, in conjunction with local Extension Officers, outline the importance of understanding and complying with the Sugar Industry 2023 Seedcane Vision, as well as the importance of effective and efficient farming.

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The Link September 2021 now available!

The Link: September 2021 is now accessible on our website.
SASRI Director, Terence Stanger, kicks off this edition by describing the six critical success factors embodied in SASRI’s new 5-year strategic plan. This is followed by four pages of timely sugarcane farming advice from SASRI’s Extension and Biorisk Manager, Rowan Stranack…

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Ingede May 2021

SASRI’s isiZulu newsletter Ingede May 2021 now available This edition includes a message from Thulani Masondo, the SASRI Extension Manager for small-scale and land reform growers, where he provides topical tips for the coming months. These include preparing for opening of the mills, choosing a contractor, preventing soil erosion, practising field hygiene, preserving sugarcane quality,…

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The Link May 2021 now available!

The May edition of The Link is accessible on our website. This edition highlights a significant change at SASRI, as we bid farewell to Director Dr Carolyn Baker who retired in March this year, and welcome Dr Terence Stanger to the role. Our regular Topical Tips feature….

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SASRI welcomes new Director

SASRI is pleased to welcome Dr Terence Stanger (Terry) to the position of Director. Terry takes over the reins from Dr Carolyn Baker, who retired in March this year after a 12-year stint at the helm. We would like to thank Carolyn for her dedicated service…

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SASRI Mechanisation Reports 2021

The 2021 edition of SASRI Mechanisation Reports 1 & 2 are now available. Report 1 has information and examples that will help in estimating the total cost of operating individual machines or complete machinery systems. Report 2 deals with…

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2019/20 SASRI Progress Report now available!

This Progress Report provides an overview of SASRI’s achievements throughout a challenging 2019/20 season. The report provides insights into the many challenges that SASRI has been faced with and highlights some of the remarkable outcomes that have been delivered despite the financial constraints imposed on the institute…

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The Link January 2021 now available

Helping you get the new year off to great start, this January edition of The Link is packed with advice for the off-crop season. Our extended Topical Tips feature carries recommendations for pests and disease management, weed control, crop nutrition…

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