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Issues pertaining to cane supply reliability and stockpiling at the Umfolozi sugar mill - model development and application.
The co-owned Umfolozi Mill area has developed as an integrated supply chain. Cane supply reliability was identified as a potential area for productivity improvement at Umfolozi. It is important that the cane supply to a ...
The hydrological effects of fire in South African catchments.
Stream-flow and storm-flow in four small catchments were analysed by the paired catchment method for a response to fire. Two of the catchments were vegetated with over-mature fynbos (the indigenous scrub vegetation of ...
The development and evaluation of a radio frequency identification based cattle handling system.
Manual cattle handling systems are widely used in South Africa. A literature review and consultations were conducted with both producers and equipment manufactures, to assess the advantages and disadvantages of various ...
Comparative analysis of two greenhouse microclimates in the sub-humid climate of South Africa.
Development of small-scale greenhouse facilities that are suitable for the southern African agro-climatic conditions is one of the options that can be adopted to help alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition in Southern ...
A comprehensive qualitative and quantitative assessment of harvesting and other sugarcane supply chain disruptions within the Eston Mill supply area.
The Eston Mill, which was established in 1994, is the newest in the KwaZulu-Natal sugar belt. Like for most other mills, it can be argued that there are inefficiencies in the supply chain due to systemic issues, which ...
Infrared drying of biltong : effect of pre-treatment and drying conditions on the drying characteristics and product quality.
In this study, the drying kinetics of biltong was investigated under infrared and convective drying systems, with two product pre-treatment conditions namely, slice thickness and marinating duration. The effect of these ...
The preparation and novel application of diphosphorus xanthene family ligands in homogeneous catalysis.
Abstract available in print version.
An assessment of the feasibility of quality indicators for the postharvest deterioration of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)
Sugarcane deterioration remains one of the most important supply chain efficiency leverage points in the South African sugar industry. Cane quality has been identified as an issue that has the potential to improve the ...
Evaluation of the effects of pre-drying treatments and drying methods on the drying kinetics and quality of Tommy Atkin mango slices.
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Meeting the extension needs of smallholder farmers : the climate information gap in the public agricultural extension and advisory services in Limpopo, South Africa.
This study examined the gap in climate information within public Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services in Limpopo. Specifically, it assessed extension officers’ climate change perceptions, climate change knowledge, ...