Original Articles

A consideration of veld condition assessment techniques for commercial livestock production in South Africa

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1988.9648114
Author(s): N.M. TaintonDepartment of Grassland Science,


A number of procedures have been developed for the evaluation of veld condition in a variety of vegetation types in South Africa. These include both agronomic and ecologically based methods, about which there still remain a great deal of controversy. However, the urgent need for methods which can be applied in practice has recently prompted the recommendation of specific methods for the vegetation types representative of the major livestock producing areas of South Africa.

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