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FOCUS 2013 Presentations

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on

Forest Engineering

2013

MECHANISED
HARVESTING AND SILVILCULTURE
 

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Key Note Address: Mechanisation and modernisation in the forestry value chain.

Rob Thompson – Chairperson: Southern African Institute of Forestry   

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International trends in mechanised silviculture, productivity improvements and applicability to Southern Africa.

Dean de Costa - Mondi

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The harvesting-silviculture interface with reference to manual and mechanised operations.

Diana Rietz – ICFR

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Mechanised land preparation in South Africa.

Jaap Steenkamp – South African Forestry Contractors Association (SAFCA)

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Mechanisation and the cost sensitivity to productivity.

Brad Shuttleworth - Forestry Solutions
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Investigating the impact of using electric shears in lower pruning on productivity and pruning cost as compared to manual saws in Pinus elliottii.

Anton Shekwa - KLF

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Mechanised thinning harvesting of pine saw timber; How does integrating planting geometry effect harvesting productivity and cost improvements?

Simon Ackerman – FESA
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Implications of mechanised silviculture on tree spacing and productivity in pulp plantations and implications to harvesting.

Heyns Kotze – Mondi

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The learning curve of a new CTL mechanised harvesting system, including the impacts on silvilculture operations.

Benno Krieg – KLF

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The effect of planted and coppiced Eucalyptus compartments on harvester productivity and stump fibre waste.

Muedanyi Ramantswana – Sappi

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The impact of mechanical log surface damage on fibre loss and chip quality when processing Eucalyptus pulpwood using a single-grip harvester.

Jaco-Pierre van der Merwe – University of Stellenbosch