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11th AGRISSON CONGRESS

 

The 11th AGRISSON Congress will take place on 20th - 21st of July 2005 at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek - close to Safari Hotel and Eros Airport. 

The registration fee of N$ 150 includes proceedings (on CD), refreshments and a light lunch on the 20th.

 

P R O G R A M  

Wednesday, 20 July 2005

08:30   REGISTRATION  (TEA and COFFEE)

09:00   Opening and Welcome

09:15    Prof. S. Turner:   Termites, Water and Soils

10:00    Dr. A. L. du Pisani:   The Latest on Global Warming

10:30    TEA, COFFEE and POSTERS

11:00    Dr. P. T. Jessen:   Agricultural Sciences in the African Context

11:30    Mr. N. G. Taylor:   Jatropha curcas as a Source of Biodiesel

12:00    Mr. F. V. Bester:   Development of Veld Management Systems

12:45   LIGHT LUNCH 

14:00    Mr. K. Fleissner:   Influence of Seed Colour on the Germination of Bambara Groundnut

14:20    Mr. A. Calitz:   What is in an Earthworm?

14:40    Mr. I. Zimmermann:   Exploratory Trials with some Agricultural Applications of Effective Microorganisms

15:00   GENERAL MEETING of AGRISSON Members

16:00   ‘GLÜHWEIN’

 

Thursday, 21 July 2005

08:00    TEA and COFFEE

08:30    Dr. A. Verlinden:   Changing grazing systems in communal lands of Oshikoto.

09:00    Mr. J. F. Els:   The Influence of Frame Size and Stocking Rate on Production Parameters of Cattle

09:45    Mr. A. Rothauge:   The Influence of Frame Size and Stocking Rate on Rangeland Condition and Diet Selection

10:45    TEA and COFFEE

11:15    Mr. M. Katjiua:   Cattle Diet Selection during the Dry Season in a Semi-arid Region of Namibia

11:35    Ms. C. Espach:   Developing and Customizing Methodologies for Land Cover Mapping in Namibia

12:00    Mr. A. S. Kruger:   Towards improved Cattle Marketing in the Northern Communal Areas of Namibia:  The Onyuulaye Experience

12:30   CLOSURE

 

More information is available from Wilfried Nauhaus (061-208 7071)  

 AGRISSON members, as well as the general public are heartily welcome to attend!

 

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