Prizes for presentations and posters at this year’s congress were announced at the SASTA AGM, held on 3 November 2022. Congratulations to all of our winners for their outstanding contributions, which were of the usual high standard.
for Best Paper in the
Agriculture Section of Congress
|There was a tie for this award:
Jumman A and Bezuidenhout CN
McFarlane SA, Kistan CJ, Koch AC, Msimango N, Trumpelmann K and Theunissen T
Roguing for Smut
(Best Paper – authors not part of either a scientific or technological institute)
Synergistic Sustainable Surface Irrigation and Drainage: Pilot Project
Zvomarima N, Rambwawasvika H, Mutatu W
The Impact of Burn-to-Crush Delays on Selected Commercial Sugarcane Varieties in The Zimbabwean Sugar Industry
|Poster prize||FIRST PRIZE
Meyer GM, Khanyi H, Albertse EH, Jacob R and Snyman SJ
Behind the Scenes: Generation and Analysis of Genetically Modified Insect Resistant Sugarcane
Quantifying the Impact of Lodging on Grower Revenue
|Jubilee Award||This award is for the author of the best paper from the 2022, 2023 and 2024 SASTA congresses..
The judges agreed to nominate both Sharon McFarlane and Ashiel Jumman as candidates for the Jubilee Award.
McFarlane SA, Kistan CJ, Koch AC, Msimango N, Trumpelmann K and Theunissen T – Roguing for Smut
|Talbot-Crosbie Award and Robin Renton Memorial Award||BEST PAPER:
Wessels M and Stolz HNP
Understanding the Impact of Improved Wetting Rates on the Performance of Malalane Mill’s First and Second Effect Evaporators.
Love DJ, and Walthew DC
Wetting Rates and Feed Rings in Evaporators.
|Cecil-Renaud Prize (Best Paper – authors not part of either a scientific or technological institute)||O’Kennedy SJ, Bertossi L, Smith S
Real Time Data Driven Maximisation of Filter Bank Throughput.
|Poster Award||Witthoft JH and Eggers JH
Frost Cane Supply Management at the Illovo Mill at Noodsberg. A Different Management Approach to the Supply of Frost Cane
|This award is for the author of the best paper from the 2022, 2023 and 2024 SASTA congresses.
The judges agreed to nominate Megan Wessels as candidate for the Jubilee Award.
Wessels M and Stolz HNP: Understanding the Impact of Improved Wetting Rates on the Performance of Malalane Mill’s First and Second Effect Evaporators.