Phila Ndhlovu

Sappi Research Officer


  • BSc Agriculture

I work for Nursery Technologies, as part of the Propagation Team. We mainly deal with vegetative propagation, which refers to multiplying a plant from stem, shoots, roots, etc. This ensures that the genetic makeup of superior plants/trees are not lost. My job is to root the shoots of Eucalyptus and Pinus species. Some species are difficult to root, and I conduct various research trials aimed at improving rooting and growth of cuttings.

“Pursue your dreams fiercely. Never let anything or anyone stand in the way of achieving your dreams, not even self-doubt. Always tell yourself, “I am worthy, I am capable and I shall conquer.”


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