Bayer recently supported Potato South Africa’s Research Symposium and hosted the Awards evening where recognition was given to those individuals and potato workgroups for exceptional work completed.
Martin Steyn from the University of Pretoria received the Bayer trophy for the best presentation by a researcher for his presentation on the assessment of the water footprints of South African potato production and innovative tools to improve water use efficiency; while Piet Brink from the Sandveld Potato Workgroup was honoured for the best presentation delivered by a workgroup.
Other winners included Joel Dube who received the Potato Industry Development Trust prize for the best presentation by a postgraduate student for his presentation on the development of region-specific crop rotation programmes for the Eastern Free State while the Ceres Potato Workgroup walked away with the trophy for the best attendance by a potato workgroup.
Left-Dirk Uys Bayer South Africa.
Right-Piet Brink, Sanveld Potato Workgroup.