Two Farmers’ Field Days: The latest on Renosterveld research

Two Farmers’ Field Days: The latest on Renosterveld research

Farmers can find out about the latest Renosterveld research at two Farmers’ Field Days taking place in September in the Overberg.

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have teamed up with the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust and Landbouweekblad, to host the field days on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 & 3 October 2018.

The aim is to support farmers to manage their natural landscapes with the latest knowledge and information on Renosterveld.

The informal get-together will encourage discussion between farmers and researchers, centred on Renosterveld management, in particular questions around grazing, fire and watercourse restoration.

 

Here’s what farmers can expect.

Tuesday 2 October (Voorstekop Farm outside Heidelberg):

  • The outcomes of a palatability study, by UCT’s Luke Gallant and Prof Samson Chimphango;
  • The outcomes of a grazing study by UCT’s Zoë Poulsen;
  • An introduction to the conservation work taking place in the area, and the dream for the landscape by the ORCT’s Keir Lynch.
  • And information on how best to manage the feral pig population on the Kinko River.

 

Wednesday 3 October (Schietpad/Agridwala):

  • Dr Odette Curtis introduces the research team;
  • The outcomes of a palatability study, by UCT’s Luke Gallant and Prof Samson Chimphango;
  • The outcomes of a grazing study by UCT’s Zoë Poulsen;
  • An introduction to the conservation work taking place in the area, and the dream for the landscape by the ORCT’s Keir Lynch;
  • And interesting finds on the endemic fish in a freshwater study by Keir Lynch.

PLEASE RSVP TO SHARON KING BY 26 SEPTEMBER admin@overbergrenosterveld.org.za
or SMS/WhatsApp ODETTE 083 551 3341.