Articles by Author: Carien Bester

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  1. Impact of seasonal nitrogen fertilisation on production characteristics of a mixed grass pasture in the Western Cape province of South Africa

    Impact of seasonal nitrogen fertilisation on production characteristics of a mixed grass pasture in the Western Cape province of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Pasture production in the Western Cape has traditionally been based on temperate species producing the majority of fodder during spring and autumn after which dry matter production decreases in winter. To investigate seasonal fertiliser nitrogen (N) management strategies to optimise...
  2. The development of a production system for beef animals on <em>Cenchrus ciliaris</em> pasture : Part II

    The development of a production system for beef animals on <em>Cenchrus ciliaris</em> pasture : Part II

    Thee years’ results from a trial designed to develop a production system for a breeding herd of beef animals are presented. The trial, located in the northern Transvaal, comprised 30 ha of dryland Cenchrus ciliaris grazed by 30 cows and...
  3. Invloed van kaliumdraende bemestingstowwe op knolopbrengs en persentasie droëmateriaal van <em>Solanum tuberosum</em> L. knolle

    Invloed van kaliumdraende bemestingstowwe op knolopbrengs en persentasie droëmateriaal van <em>Solanum tuberosum</em> L. knolle

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    KNO3 het onder beheerde voedings en omgewingstoestande 'n hoër knolopbrengs as KCl en K2SO4 getoon. Alhoewel KCl 'n hoër knolopbrengs as K2SO4 gegee het, was dit net in 1985 oor alle cultivars (cv. BP1, Vanderplank, Up-to-date, Pimpernel) beduidend. KNO3 het...
  4. Characterisation of alkaline tailings from a lead/zinc mine in South Africa and evaluation of their revegetation potential using five indigenous grass species

    Characterisation of alkaline tailings from a lead/zinc mine in South Africa and evaluation of their revegetation potential using five indigenous grass species

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Tailings from a lead/zinc (Pb/Zn) mine were characterised and their revegetation potential investigated under glasshouse conditions using five grass species with three rates of inorganic fertiliser. The tailings were alkaline with low nutrient concentrations but high total and extractable Zn...
  5. Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island

    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    During the period April 1991–March 1996, 10 entangled Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella, 28 entangled Subantarctic fur seals A. tropicalis and one entangled southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina were observed at Marion Island, Southern Ocean. Entanglement of fur seals was...
  6. Controlled Pollination in <em>Pinus Patula:</em> Constraints and Possible Solutions

    Controlled Pollination in <em>Pinus Patula:</em> Constraints and Possible Solutions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    Pinus patula is the most important commercial pine species grown in southern Africa and it is, therefore, very important to have well developed breeding and production strategies for this species. Strategies which have been developed for SAFCOL's breeding programme include...
  7. The Gift of Growing Up in a Same-Gendered Family: A Case Study

    The Gift of Growing Up in a Same-Gendered Family: A Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article portrays the personal strengths of children growing up in same-gendered families from a positive psychological framework. One of the major challenges all children growing up in same-gendered families are faced with is the integration of their family experience...
  8. Abused Women in South Africa who Kill their Intimate Male Partners: A Psychological Exploration

    Abused Women in South Africa who Kill their Intimate Male Partners: A Psychological Exploration

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to explore psychological risk factors that may precipitate the murder of a partner by an abused woman. In this article, the authors use multiple case studies and interviews with three women incarcerated for the...
  9. Using a Personal Portfolio for Identity Development with an Adolescent

    Using a Personal Portfolio for Identity Development with an Adolescent

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article reports on the findings of an instrumental case study that was exploratory and descriptive in nature. An open and flexible investigation was conducted with the purpose of gaining insight into the potential value of using a personal portfolio...
  10. Confirming the Factor Structure of the 41-Item Version of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale

    Confirming the Factor Structure of the 41-Item Version of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The main aim of this study was to investigate the factor structure of the 41-item version of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale within a South African nursing environment. An availability non-probability sample (N =290) of nurses from hospitals in the...