This programme focuses on the use of weather and climate information and monitoring for the forecast and prediction of the weather elements that have direct relevance on agricultural planning and the protection of crop, forest and livestock. The Agro-Climate Network & Databank is maintained as a national asset.
VMAT - Vundisa Manure Application Tool is used to Calculate Manure Requirements for Vegetables. It was developed by Zibuyile
Dlamini, Prof Sue Walker, Sthembiso Fakude, and Dr Betsie le Roux (Univ.
Pretoria), under a Water Research Commission (WRC) project K5/2823 entitled
“Evaluation of the management and impact of the quantity and quality of water for
new Agri-Parks in selected provinces of South Africa”
For more information contact the Research Team Manager:Dr Mokhele Moeletsi E-mail: MoeletsiM@arc.agric.zaTel:
+27 (0)12 310 2537
This programme focuses on soil as a natural resource: its formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological and fertility properties - which are linked to the sustainable use and management of soils. The Soil Information System is maintained as a national asset.
For more information contact the Research Team Manager:Dr. Garry Paterson
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2601
This programme focuses on applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation (EO)/Remote Sensing research and provides leadership in applied GIS products, solutions, and decision support systems for agriculture and natural resources management. The Coarse Resolution Satellite Image Archive and Information Database is maintained as a national asset.
For more information contact the Research Team Manager:Dr. George Chirima E-mail: ChirimaJ@arc.agric.za
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2672
This programme uses a holistic approach in research and technology development to promote efficient and productive use of water, as well as the improvement and protection of water quality, in order to contribute to sustainable agriculture, environmental quality and socio-economic well-being.
For more information contact the Research Team Manager:Dr. Althea GrundlingE-mail: Althea@arc.agric.zaTel:
+27 (0)12 310 2561
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