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The development and assessment of a direct energy calculator for use in sugarcane production.
The rising cost of energy coupled with an increasing awareness of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions has led to a concerted effort to reduce fossil fuel Energy Use (EU) in all sectors. Sugarcane production in South Africa is ...
Assessing the performance of smallholder irrigation in South Africa and opportunities for deriving best management practices.
South Africa is a water scarce country. With the increasing demand of water from other users, irrigation, as the largest water user, has to find ways to produce more per drop and meet the food demands of the growing ...
Evaluation of systems to harvest, process and transport sugarcane biomass.
One of the problems facing the world today is the fact that fossil fuel reserves are declining and, as a result, petrol and diesel costs are increasing. For the past century, fossil fuels have been the primary fuel source ...
Modelling sugarcane quality in the context of mill scale supply chain logistics.
The length of milling season (LOMS) refers to the length and timing of sugarcane crushing operations at a sugar mill. LOMS is central to the competitiveness and profitability of any sugar mill supply area (MSA). Conflicting ...
Assessment of the performance of small-scale water infrastructure (SWI) for multiple uses in Nebo Plateau, Sekhukhune District, South Africa.
South Africa is ranked the 30th driest country in the world and water is regarded as a scarce resource in the country. Limited availability of good quality water has resulted in urban areas receiving more water at the ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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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