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The feasibility of automatic on-board weighing systems in the South African sugarcane transport industry.
Sugarcane hauliers in South Africa have high variations in vehicle payloads, which influence both transport economics and the legitimacy of their operations. Increasing economic pressure due to declining sugar prices and ...
Assessment of agro-ecosystem sustainability across varying scales in South Africa.
Maize production plays an important socio-economic role in rural communities of the Highveld region of South Africa, yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce maize economically with current agricultural policy ...
Understanding agricultural innovation adoption processes and garden scale water use through farmer-driven experimentation
A holistic approach to agricultural innovation development and extension is needed to
Development of a climatic soybean rust model and forecasting framework.
Soybean rust (SBR), caused by the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi Syd., is a real threat to soybean crops in South Africa. Its ability to spread rapidly and its potential to severely reduce yields have earned it the reputation ...
Conceptualisations and applications of eco-hydrological indicators under conditions of climate change.
Anthropogenically-induced climate change has the potential to have serious implications on aquatic ecosystems and may ultimately affect the supply and quality of freshwater lakes and rivers throughout the world. As a class ...
The hydrological basis for the protection of water resources to meet environmental and societal requirements.
In common with other natural systems, aquatic ecosystems provide a wealth of economically valuable services and long-term benefits to society. However, growing human populations, coupled with increased aspirations for ...
Design of a brush cutter blade and its integration into a semi mechanized sugarcane harvesting system.
Sugarcane is an important crop for South Africa. It provides employment and valuable foreign
Rainwater harvesting systems and their influences on field scale soil hydraulic properties, water fluxes and crop production.
South Africa, in common with many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, is facing increasing water shortages. Limited available water arising from a low and poorly distributed rainfall, must supply domestic, agricultural, industrial ...
A framework to improve irrigation design and operating strategies in the South African sugarcane industry.
The purpose of this study was to develop a framework to assess irrigation design and operating strategies. This objective was achieved successfully and the framework was applied to formulate guidelines to increase farm ...
Estimation of vapour pressure and solar radiation in South Africa.
Vapour pressure (interchangeably referred to as atmospheric humidity) and solar radiation data are, for different reasons, difficult data to obtain in South Africa. Relative humidity measuring instruments (from which vapour ...