OPDT   OIL & PROTEIN SEEDS DEVELOPMENT TRUST
OAC   OILSEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

OPDT
OIL & PROTEIN SEEDS DEVELOPMENT TRUST

OAC
OILSEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Bursaries awarded 2024/2025

Project titles are shown in the language in which they were registered.
Continuations
NoStudent & QualificationsInstitutionIntended Research AreaDegree
Mr KS Sabela
University of KwaZulu-NatalQuantification of sunflower head rot and preservation of at-risk sunflower through premature desiccation.M.Sc-Dissertation
Ms NSS Shinga
University of PretoriaManipulating flowering time with pant growth regulators as a possible escape strategy from Sclerotinia head rot in sunflower.PhD
Ms NA Simelane
University of PretoriaEvaluating the resistance profile, distribution and diversity of herbicide resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) populations in South Africa.PhD
Mr B Nkutha
University of the Free StateThe effectiveness of various levels of nitrogen (N) application on the growth, yield, and quality of soybeans (Glycine max. L) in different agro-ecologies.M.Sc-Dissertation
New bursaries awarded
NoStudent & QualificationsInstitutionIntended Research AreaDegree
Ms KJ Truter
Stellenbosch UniversityUtilisation of precision agriculture to improve agronomic management and increase profitability in South African field crop production systems.PhD
Mr A Shaikh
Stellenbosch UniversityExploring intercropping strategies to improve soil fertility and crop diversity for smallholder farming systems.M.c-Dissertation
Ms JC Berry
University of PretoriaCharacterizing sunflower adaptive strategies to heat stress.M.Sc-Dissertation
Ms S Bornman
University of PretoriaBiocontrol of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in South African Soybean and Sunflower: ssHADV-1M.Sc-Dissertation
Mr M Cloete
University of PretoriaPest management strategies aimed at minimizing or eradicating Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infection within sunflower production systems.M.Sc-Dissertation
Mr CA Vercueil
University of the Free StateDetermine the premium on sunflower oil content that needs to be introduced to ensure higher competitiveness of sunflower in the North-West province.M.Sc-Dissertation