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Field visit: SASRI Tour

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Field visit: SASRI Tour

  1. 1. Unlockingthepotentialofsugarcane South African Sugarcane Research Institute is a division of the South African Sugar Association SASRI TOUR – Mount Edgecombe By: Patrick M. Ngcobo
  2. 2. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e BACKGROUND • The South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) is a leading agricultural research institute in Africa, established in 1925 to serve the sugar industry. • World renowned for its research into the development of new sugarcane varieties and improvement of crop management and farming systems to enhance profitability.
  3. 3. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e BACKGROUND CONT… • Research at SASRI is clustered within four multidisciplinary programmes, namely Variety Improvement, Crop Protection, Crop Performance & Management, and Systems Design & Optimisation. • Extension Department, Fertiliser Advisory Services, Disease Diagnosis, etc.
  4. 4. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e TOUR OVERVIEW • Four presentations given in Auditorium: SASRI Overview, Demonstration of Weatherweb, Demonstration of StalkGro and PurEst™ App • Oldest experimental trial site in southern Africa (BT1), plant breeding glasshouse, the shade house and weed biocontrol facilities where pot trials are conducted and insect biocontrol agents are reared. The tour concluded with a visit to the NovaCane® facility (SASRI’s newest facility)
  5. 5. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e TOUR OF AUDITORIUM
  6. 6. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e TOUR OF SASRI
  7. 7. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e BT1 TRIAL
  8. 8. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e WEED BIOCONTROL SITE
  9. 9. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e PLANT BREEDING
  10. 10. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e PLANT BREEDING CONT…
  11. 11. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e NOVACANE® FACILITY
  12. 12. U n l o c k i n g t h e p o t e n t i a l o f s u g a r c a n e THANK YOU

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