Articles by Keyword: Regenerative Agriculture

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  1. Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods

    Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Adopting a systems view and regenerative philosophy can indicate how to regenerate ecosystem function on commercial-scale agro-ecological landscapes. Adaptive multi-paddock grazing management is an example of an approach for grazinglands. Leading conservation farmers have achieved superior results in ecosystem improvement,...
  2. Effects of relay inter-cropping summer cover crops with maize on cover crop biomass and maize yields in a warm-temperate region of South Africa

    Effects of relay inter-cropping summer cover crops with maize on cover crop biomass and maize yields in a warm-temperate region of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Little research attention has been given to growing summer cover crops as part of conservation agriculture systems. Three cover crops (sorghum [Sorghum bicolor], mucuna [Mucuna pruriens] and sunhemp [Crotalaria juncea]) were relay-intercropped into maize [Zea mays] 42 days after planting...
  3. Carbon stocks in fynbos, pastures and vineyards on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: a preliminary assessment

    Carbon stocks in fynbos, pastures and vineyards on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: a preliminary assessment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Large tracts of fynbos on the Agulhas Plain are being converted to agriculture. Carbon (C) stocks in fynbos, pastures and vineyards were measured in this preliminary study to determine whether conservation of fynbos results in greater C storage relative to...
  4. Biomass production, weed suppression, nitrogen and phosphorus uptake in white oat (<em>Avena sativa</em> L.) and grazing vetch (<em>Vicia dasycarpa</em> L.) cover crop bicultures under an irrigated no-till system

    Biomass production, weed suppression, nitrogen and phosphorus uptake in white oat (<em>Avena sativa</em> L.) and grazing vetch (<em>Vicia dasycarpa</em> L.) cover crop bicultures under an irrigated no-till system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Cultivation of a multipurpose cover crop is of interest to Eastern Cape farmers experiencing soil infertility and weed pressures. The objective of the study was to investigate effects of oat–vetch bicultures on biomass production, weed suppression, and nitrogen (N) and...
  5. A vetch winter cover crop can improve response to nitrogen fertiliser and profitability of no-till maize

    A vetch winter cover crop can improve response to nitrogen fertiliser and profitability of no-till maize

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    A high nitrogen (N) fertiliser requirement can be a deterrent to the adoption of conservation agriculture (CA). A field trial was carried out to test whether a high biomass-yielding vetch (Vicia dasycarpa L.) winter cover crop can be used to...
  6. The ‘youth and agriculture’ problem: implications for rangeland development

    The ‘youth and agriculture’ problem: implications for rangeland development

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    There is a common perception in South Africa that the youth are not interested in agriculture, leading to two concerns: first, that this is exacerbating the youth unemployment crisis, and second, that the already low levels of agricultural activity in...
  7. Addressing the HIV/AIDS—food insecurity syndemic in sub-Saharan Africa

    Addressing the HIV/AIDS—food insecurity syndemic in sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Recently a few vocal health experts have suggested that some of the billions of dollars currently used to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS be reallocated to address more basic problems such as malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria, and enteric and diarrheal...
  8. Human impact on lake ecosystems: the case of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

    Human impact on lake ecosystems: the case of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Lake Naivasha is a wetland of national and international importance. However, it is under constant anthropogenic pressures, which include the quest for socioeconomic development within the lake ecosystem itself as well as other activities within the catchment. The lake is...
  9. Determining grazing capacity in Namibia with the aid of remote sensing

    Determining grazing capacity in Namibia with the aid of remote sensing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The Namibian rangelands consist of a mixture of herbaceous and woody components. The main source of income is from farming systems with grass production the predominant source of forage. For rangeland managers to utilise this source sustainably, the accurate determination...
  10. Mineralisation of organic fertilisers used by urban farmers in Harare and their effects on maize (<em>Zea mays</em> L.) biomass production and uptake of nutrients and heavy metals

    Mineralisation of organic fertilisers used by urban farmers in Harare and their effects on maize (<em>Zea mays</em> L.) biomass production and uptake of nutrients and heavy metals

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Nutrient release patterns and heavy metal contamination risks associated with animal manure and organic municipal wastes used as basal fertilisers are largely unknown in Zimbabwe. Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus mineralisation patterns were determined in a 56-day incubation experiment of domestic...