New disease report: Ceratocystis wilt of eucalypts

A new disease is apparently posing a threat to eucalyptus plantations in South Africa.   What is Ceratocystis wilt and canker? Ceratocystis wilt of eucalypts is a fungal disease caused by a species of Ceratocystis. Different species of the fungus have been associated with wilt of eucalypts globally. The disease is considered to be one […]

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World’s most comfortable shoe now made from South African tree fibres

Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world’s most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runners were released by Allbirds on Thursday. It uses eucalyptus fibres sourced from South African farms to create a “light and breezy” running […]

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Stanley Black & Decker moves into its stylish new South African home

fter seven years back in South Africa, one-tool company Stanley Black & Decker is confirming its place in the high-end tooling trade with a move to a permanent new home in Gosforth Park, Germiston, Johannesburg. The trendy new space located at 10 Silverstone Street at Raceway Industrial Park acts as the new regional distribution warehouse […]

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Global Wood Adhesives Market 2018 by Players

Global Wood Adhesives Market research Report 2017 to 2022 presents an in-depth assessment of the Wood Adhesives including sanctionative technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulative landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, worth chain, ecosystem player profiles and methods. The report additionally presents forecasts for Wood Adhesives investments from 2017 untill […]

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Pre-fabricated Wood Buildings Africa Report

The new manufacturing and construction report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of manufacturing and construction industries. PRE-FABRICATED WOOD BUILDINGS AFRICA REPORT The Pre-fabricated Wood Buildings Africa Report gives Market Consumption / Products / Services for 54 countries by each Product by 3 Time series: From 1997- 2016 and Forecasts 2017- […]

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FABI celebrates 20 years of research excellence

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) turns 20 in 2018.     Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey welcomed the audience of FABI staff, students, alumni and a host of international researchers and academics who accepted the invitation to celebrate FABI’s milestone. Former UP Vice-Chancellor and […]

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Global machine market responding to increased business confidence

The signs are all around us. The global economy is slowly but surely responding to more favourable conditions and increased business confidence in the last year. This is clearly visible if one looks at the figures achieved by the Italian machine manufacturing market in 2017. The Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers’ Association (Acimall) has, during a recent […]

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Forestry South Africa holds annual regional meetings

Forestry South Africa has announced dates for their Annual Regional Meeting for the Zululand and Northern KwaZulu-Natal regions.                ZULULAND GROUP WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018 11:00 KWAMBONAMBI CLUB   NORTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018 10:00 KAMBULA FARMERS HALL Both large (corporate), medium and small-scale growers are welcome to attend these meetings which not only […]

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Update: Mosselbay fires cause havoc

The fire that is raging in the Mosselbay area is nowhere near under control and efforts to bring it under control are being hampered by the limited availability of water. Reports are coming in the the Mosselbay Airport where both fixed wing and helicopter bombers fill up between bombings, has run out of water. Strong […]

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Breaking News: Another major fire hits the southern Cape

Another major and potentially devastating fire was reported in the southern Cape. This time in the Haelkraal area, 40km north of Mossel Bay, off the road that goes to Robinson Pass and Oudtshoorn. It is unclear at this stage how or where the fire started. The fire reached the Cape Pine / Geelhoutvlei Timbers pine […]

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