AWARDS

CONFERENCE AWARDS BY THE SSSSA Bela-Bela, 2017
  • Best paper presented by a member older than 30 years: Effect of sampling depth on determination of soil potassium and carbon stocks. Van Antwerpen, R., Miles, N. & Ramburan, S. (R2000)
  • Best paper presented by a member younger than 30 years: The effect of composted biochar on compost properties and mineralisation. Botha, O.G., Rozanov, A. & Hardie, A.G. (R2000)
  • Best presentation by an MSc student: Investigating available soil nutrient levels in irrigated wheat fields in South africa. Sosibo, N.Z., Muchaonyerwa, P., Dube, E. & Dube, L. (R2000)
  • Best poster presentation: Rainwater harvesting through in-field rainwater harvesting. Botha, J.J. & Anderson, J.J. (R1500)
  • Best paper published in SAJPS: Relationship between plant growth and organic acid exudates from ectomycorrhizal and non-ectomycorrhizal Pinus patula. Adeleke, A., Cloete, E., Bertrand, A. & Khasa, D. (R3000)

CONFERENCE AWARDS BY THE SSSSA Cape Town, 2018
  • Best presentation by an MSc student registered at a South African University: Evaluation of organic smallholder farmer soil amendment practices on soil fertility, broccoli yields and mineral nutrients. T.K.S Gobozi & A.G. Hardie (R2000)
  • Best paper presented by a SSSSA member younger than 30 years: Lipid humification by soil minerals. A.R. Adams, C.E. Clarke & A.G. Hardie (R2000)
  • Best paper presented by a SSSSA member older than 30 years: The estimation of reserve-K and K immobilization using mid infrared spectroscopy and multiple linear regressions. D.E. Elephant, N. Miles & P. Muchaonyerwa (R2000)
  • Best poster presentation by a SSSSA member on any soil science subject and author of any age: Evaluating various large-scale rainwater harvesting and conservation techniques on the Fort Cox/Valsrivier ecotope. J.J. Botha & J.J. Anderson (R1500)

Combined Congress, 2020
  • Best paper presented by a SSSSA member older than 30 years: Hydropedological response in a Savanah hillslope under different precipitation regimes. JJ van Tol, S Julich, D Bouwer & ES Riddell
  • Best paper presented by a SSSSA member younger than 30 years on the day of presentation: Susceptibility of urban soils from the Cape Town and Stellenbosch areas to degradation by laundry greywater. N Madubela, AG Hardie, CE Clarke & EL Lategan
  • Best paper on innovative/new/implementable technology: Saving urban infrastructure from water damage: Digital soil mapping combines with hydrological modelling to determine remedial actions. GM van Zijl, D Bouwer, JJ van Tol, PAL Le Roux & S Lorentz
  • Best article on Soil Science in the South African Journal of Plant and Soil for 2019: High-resolution digital soil mapping of multiple soil properties: an alternative to the traditional field survey? T Flynn, W de Clercq, A Rozanov & C Clarke
  • Best poster presentation by a SSSSA member on any soil science subject and author of any age: Evaluation of technology exchange tools to empower rural communities. CH Wessels, JJ Anderson & JJ Botha