UNIVEN Experimental FarmFaculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture
The Univen experimental farm is situated within campus. The main objective of the experimental farm is to give support to the faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture. The Experimental farm provides practical training and research facilities for staff, students and for community outreach. The farm consists of 26 ha. Part of the land still needs to developed.
The farms are currently active in the following areas which offer students opportunities for training, transfer skills and research:
- Poultry production
Farm has broiler and layer houses for students, practical and for income generation
- Piggery unit
- Piggery houses are used for research purposes and for income generation. Animal science students are able to do demonstrations during teaching
- Beef and small stock feedlot
- Beef and Goats feedlot are where animals are kept for fattening, income generation, student’s demonstration and research purposes
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Ms. Thifhelimbilu Gloria Kutama is an experimental farm manager in the faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture. She worked for 10 years as a Lab Technician in the department of Plant Production before she took a position as farm manager in 2010. She studied both animal and crop science production. She specializes in Weed science and has published in a peer reviewed journal. Her recent publications are:
- Fourie, J.C., Kunjeku, E.C., Booyse, M., Kutama, T.G. and Sassman, L.W., 2017. Effect of Cover Crops, and the Management Thereof, on the Weed Spectrum in a Drip-irrigated Vineyard: 1. Weeds Growing During Winter and From Grapevine Bud Break to Grapevine Berry Set. South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 38(2), pp.167-181.
- Fourie, J.C., Kunjeku, E.C., Booyse, M., Kutama, T.G., Freitag, K. and Ochse, C.H., 2017. Effect of cover crops, and the management thereof, on the weed spectrum in a drip-irrigated vineyard: 2. weeds growing from grapevine berry set to post-harvest. South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 38(2), pp.182-191.
Full name: Ms. Thifheli Gloria Kutama
Designation: Farm manager
Qualifications: B.Agric Hon, BTAGMN, ND, Animal Science.
Phone: 015 962 8649 / 082 047 2510
Email address: Thifheli.firstname.lastname@example.org
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