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Research Report 2007/2008

Annexure I

List of approved research projects completed in 2007/2008
Title and Researcher Institution
Development of soybean cultivars with better adaptation and seed quality.
Mr AJ de Lange
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
National soybean cultivar trials.
Mr JL Erasmus
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
The increase in soybean production on the Highveld.
Mr WF van Wyk
University of Pretoria
Effect of SO2 and its interaction with drought, on growth, physiology and biochemistry of soybean (Glycine max), studied in an OTC system.
Dr PDR van Heerden
North-West University
Chemical control options for Plant-Parasitic nematodes associated with soybean in South Africa.
Dr H Fourie
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Phenotypic markers for nodulation capacity of soybean cultivars.
Prof K Kunert
University of Pretoria
Establishment of an early warning system for soybean rust.
Dr M Craven
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Determining the epidemiological value of resistance to rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi in soybeans lines.
Prof NW McLaren
University of the Free State
The effect of silicon on the control of soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) on soybeans.
Dr PM Caldwell
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Generating management orientated maps for longterm soybean rust susceptible areas in South Africa.
Prof P Caldwell
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Evaluation of Fungicides for the control of Sclerotinia stalk rot of soybean.
Dr M Craven and Mr WG Khali
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Study of inoculation and disease evaluation techniques for Sclerotinia stem rot of soybean.
Prof NW McLaren
University of the Free State
Super Soya Competition, KwaZulu-Natal.
Mr C Havenga
Protein Research Foundation
Evaluation of canola cultivars under irrigation.
Dr AA Nel
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Nitrogen requirement of canola under irrigation.
Dr AA Nel and Mr NA Nkosi
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
An evaluation of crop rotation with canola under irrigation.
Dr AA Nel
ARC-Grain Crops Institute
Cultivar evaluation of oil and protein seeds in the winter rainfall area.
Mr PJA Lombard
Department of Agriculture: Western Cape
An investigation into the production dynamics of eight crop rotation systems, including wheat, canola, lupins and pasture species in the Swartland, Western Cape.
Dr MB Hardy
Department of Agriculture: Western Cape
Economic sustainability of short- and long rotation crop / pasture production systems in the Southern Cape.
Dr MB Hardy
Department of Agriculture: Western Cape
The promotion of canola as a rotational crop within a conservation farming system in the dry land planting region of the Swartland and southern Cape, through the use of a producer competition.
Mr IF Slabbert and Mr CL van Rooyen
Department of Agriculture: Western Cape
N-fertilization of canola based on N-mineralisation and leaching.
Prof GA Agenbag
Stellenbosch University
Salinity tolerance of canola.
Prof GA Agenbag
Stellenbosch University
Characterization and management of Rhizoctonia on canola and lupin in cropping systems in the Western Cape Province.
Dr SC Lamprecht
ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute
Insect and other pests of canola.
Dr G Tribe
ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute
A comparison of the response to dietary protein by the Cobb and Ross broiler strains used in South Africa.
Prof RM Gous
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Calibration of near infrared spectrometry for amino acid analysis in animal feed.
Dr M Ciacciarello
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Amino acid and protein utilization of broiler breeder hens fed maize-soya diets.
Dr M Ciacciarello
University of KwaZulu-Natal
The effect of lighting on the efficiency of utilisation of dietary protein by Cobb and Ross broiler strains used in South Africa.
Prof RM Gous
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Evaluation of Distillers Dried Grains and Soluble (DDGS) as a protein source for poultry and pigs.
Prof RM Gous
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Income and cost budgets.
Mr JSG Joubert
Protein Research Foundation
Models: APR- and Nieuwoudt / McGuigan model.
University of KwaZulu-Natal
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