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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Yellow Sugarcane Aphid

Information Sheet on YSA available for download! Much needed research is currently under way on the Yellow Sugarcane Aphid, an elusive pest that has reappeared again this season. Investigations into varietal resistance, the transference of sugarcane mosaic virus by the pest, insecticides, natural predators and the potential of remote sensing with drones to detect YSA…

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Ingede September 2020

SASRI’s isiZulu newsletter Ingede September 2020 now available This edition includes a message from SASRI and DARD Extension leadership, outlining the roles of different stakeholders in the planting and distribution of seedcane, as well as the DARD farmer registration process. Other articles included in this edition include: • Practices to follow when preparing for planting…

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The Link September 2020

The link September 2020 now available The September edition of the Link is now available for download! This edition features several articles relevant to the planting season which has just commenced in many parts of the industry. Regular features include a message from our Director, Topical Tips, latest knowledge products and the Weather. Some other…

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FAS Report Guides

The Fertiliser Agricultural Laboratory offers soil, leaf, water sources and salinity status analyses for a diverse range of crops at a competitive rate. It is vital that the grower/client understands every detail in these reports as there is value in each test that FAS runs on samples. As a result, FAS has created user guides to assist with understanding each of the packages that are on offer.

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Focus on Crop Nutrition

Nutrient deficiencies are one of the most common causes of poor plant growth, pest and disease susceptibility and inadequate crop yields. These deficiencies are often a result of poor or incorrect fertiliser application. To assist with understanding more about the various nutrients, we have revamped our Nutrition series of Information Sheets.

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