Articles by Keyword: Grazing Management Systems

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  1. The incompatibility of controlled selective grazing systems with farmers’ needs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Since extension inputs, subsidy schemes and even legislation over several decades were unable to stem the veld deterioration in southern Africa, a renewed attempt was made to identify the causes of the non‐adoption of recommended veld management practices. The hypothesis...
  2. Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Critical evaluation of grazing management recommendations for sourveld revealed scientific, economic and practical deficiencies. These recommendations are seldom adopted. Recent scientific evidence has facilitated the adoption of certain principles in new practical, economically viable recommendations aimed at maintaining or improving...
  3. What are the long-term effects of high-density, short-duration stocking on the soils and vegetation of mesic grassland in South Africa?

    What are the long-term effects of high-density, short-duration stocking on the soils and vegetation of mesic grassland in South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    High-density, short-duration stocking (HDG) is gaining popularity amongst farmers in the South African mesic grasslands, but little is known about its potential impact on natural resources. Using a fence-line contrast approach, this study compared the long-term effects of HDG with...
  4. Distribution, Size and Ownership of Forests in the Southern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Indigenous forest of the southern Cape as delimited on 1:50 000 maps was analysed for distribution, size and ownership in six landscape zones: mountains, foothill, coastal platform, river valley, coastal scarp and dunes. I tested the hypothesis that forest distribution...
  5. Effects of eight grazing systems on carcass mass gains of steers grazing irrigated <em>Cynodon aethiopicus</em> pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Eight grazing systems were compared on irrigated Cynodon aethiopicus pastures which received 650 kg N, 36 kg P and 200 kg dolomitic limestone/ha, annually. There were either one, two, three, six or 18 paddocks in the systems, the single paddock...
  6. Response of lambs to continuous and rotational grazing at four grazing intensities on Midmar Italian ryegrass

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Irrigated Midmar Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) was grazed either continuously or rotationally at four grazing intensities by three successive sets of weaned lambs for the winter, spring and summer periods, respectively. The “put‐and‐take” system was applied. In the case...
  7. Composition, pattern and diversity of some Transkeian grasslands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Species composition, pattern and diversity of selected grassland communities were determined by using point samples, transects and quadrats. The continuously grazed grasslands of Dohne Sourveld generally had the richer species composition, the highest diversity and the most variable intra‐community pattern...
  8. Communal land use and the ‘tragedy of the commons’: Some problems and development perspectives with specific reference to semi‐arid regions of southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Traditional communal farming in southern Africa has often been described as unproductive and directly responsible for regional poverty and vegetation degradation. Each aspect of this argument rests on a set of unchallenged assumptions concerning the nature of communal farming. Studies...
  9. Soil properties changes after short-term livestock exclusion in “degraded” communally managed rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa

    Soil properties changes after short-term livestock exclusion in “degraded” communally managed rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Livestock grazing and detrimental overgrazing are commonly associated with severe rangeland degradation particularly in communally managed pastoral systems in South Africa. Effects of grazing exclusion on vegetation are well documented, but there is a dearth of quantitative research conducted in...
  10. Advances in sugarcane soil fertility research in Southern Africa

    Advances in sugarcane soil fertility research in Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The South African sugar industry is a modern, well organised industry and highly cost-competitive in world terms, producing some 2.3 million tons of sugar annually from 20 million tons of cane. The bulk of the cane is produced by some...