SAMAC Mac Day: From Good to Great

1-3 September 2020

1 September 2020

Mr Dawie Roodt – Keynote – Politics, ideology, economy- how to survive Covid-19


Dr Elsje Joubert – Sustainable stink bug control


Dr Nicky Taylor – Sustainable water use for the future


Dr Schalk Schoeman – The risk and control of one of South Africa’s newest pests (Felted Coccid)

2 September 2020

Mr Pieter van der Westhuizen – Market demand before and after the Covid-19 pandemic


Mr Juan Winter – “Mac-economics”: Calculating the cost due to pests and diseases


Mrs Lizel Pretorius – What’s new in the global market?


Mr Nicholas Davis – How will the traditional macadamia growing regions be affected by climate change?


Multimedia presentation by Nedbank, sponsors for the day


Questions and answers by Pieter van der Westhuizen and Juan Winter


Questions and answers by Lizel Pretorius and Pieter van der Westhuizen


3 September 2020

Dr Gerda Fourie – The Macadamia Protection Programme: the result-driven research FABI is driving for SAMAC


Prof Zander Myburg – Pushing the envelope in tree genetics


Prof Adéle McLeod – Phytophthora: Towards finding solutions


Presentation by Mr Voltan Senekal and Mrs Charla Meyer of Villa Crop, sponsors for the day