The Department of Soil Science attended the African Combined
Congress 2018 of the Soil and Plant Societies of South Africa held at Ratanga
Junction in Cape Town on 15-18 January 2018. Two of our postgraduate students received
Soil Science Society of South Africa awards for their research papers presented
at the Congress. Mr Adrian Adams received the award for Best Soil Science Paper
presented by a researcher younger than 30 years for his paper entitled: “Lipid
humification by soil minerals” co-authored by C.E. Clarke and A.G. Hardie. Mr
Sikho Gobozi received the award for Best Paper presented by an MSc student
entitled: “Evaluation of organic smallholder farmer soil amendment practices on
soil fertility, broccoli yields and mineral nutrients” co-authored by A.G.
Hardie. Well done to all our students for their excellent presentations!