Abstracts submission

The aim of the instructions is to ensure uniform Conference Proceedings and to minimise editing.

The assistance of each author in this regard is highly appreciated.



Provide a brief background, problem statement and hypothesis.

Materials and Methods

This section should briefly discuss the methods followed, to allow the reader insight into the origin and validity of the data.

Results and Discussion

This section should be the focus of your paper. Here you should present and discuss your data. Focus on the interpretation and validity thereof an also on situations where it might not be applicable. Figures and Tables are not allowed.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Provide a statement / conclusion reached by the researcher based on findings in the research as well as recommendations / potential application of research results.


References should be listed in chronological order. Use the formatting of the South Africa Journal of Plant and Soil.


Use a maximum of six keywords, in alphabetical order, separated with a comma.

Word Count

Approximately 400 words.

Abstract Template

Download the abstract template here: Abstract-template_CC2023.docx

Submission Email Addresses

Dr Juan Vorster
LOC Chairperson

Ms N Nortjé

Prof JM Steyn
SASCP Abstracts

Prof JJ van Tol
SSSSA Abstracts

Prof R Kleynhans
SASHS Abstracts