RESUMĖ OF J. HATTINGH

 FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sc (Pedology) University: PU for CHE
  • Sc (Honns) (Pedology) University: PU for CHE
  • Sc (Engineering Geology) University: Purdue (Indiana USA)

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP

  • International Society for Terrain Vehicle Interaction
  • Soil Science Society of South Africa

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1982 – 1998: Lecturer in soil science at the PU for CHE.
  • 1998 – 2003: Own business (Handrid Flora) and technical consultant for Envirogreen (Pty) Ltd.
  • 2003 – 2005: Research and development in precision farming for Techniland (Pty) Ltd
  • 2005 – 2007: Specialist agronomist in precision agriculture for Cal Tech (Pty) Ltd
  • 2007-present: Own business in precision agriculture & consultant OmniPreciseTM

 

RESEARCH

  • Trafficability of vehicles (53 Reports)
  • Terrain evaluation
  • Dispersion of soils
  • Phosphate adsorption.
  • Soil Compaction (Forestry)
  • Cone penetrometer and Bevameter
  • Backfill material
  • Erosion
  • Rehabilitation of Gold tailings dams

LECTURING

  • Soil Chemistry (4 years)
  • Clay mineralogy (5 years)
  • Soil Mechanics (17 years)
  • Soil Physics (6 years)
  • Irrigation (6 years)
  • Drainage (6 years)
  • Erosion (6 years)
  • Soil classification (7 years)
  • Land use planning and sustainability (5 years)

POST GRADUATE LEADER

  • Leader of five M.Sc dissertations
  • Examiner of various M.Sc dissertations.

INVESTIGATIONS

  • Reconnaissance soil investigations (soil mapping) (Venda and Gazankulu)
  • Soil investigation for irrigation purposes (Taung and Klein Letaba)
  • Soil investigation for township development (Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Krugersdorp, Fochville and Nylstroom)
  • Soil investigation for precision farming (more than 40 000ha) (Schweizer Reneke, Hoopstad, Hertzogville, Klerksdorp, Viljoenskroon, Bothaville, Lichtenburg)
  • Rehabilitation of slimes dams (FS N 6, ST Helena and Beatrix slimes dams)

 

POSITIONS HELD AND COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

  • Acting head of Department of Soil Science. PU for CHE
  • Administration, management, training, research and projects
  • Acting director of Institute for Soil Science Research. PU for CHE
  • Member of the Faculty Board: Natural Science. PU for CHE
  • Executive member of the Environmental Earth Science Group (4 years)
  • Member of various ARMSCOR panels
  • Member of various WRC panels
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