Original Articles

Response of tall grassveld to different intensities, seasons and frequencies of clipping

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1970.9648608
Author(s): N. M. TaintonDepartment of Pasture Science,, P. De V. BooysenDepartment of Pasture Science,, J. D. ScottDepartment of Pasture Science,


The seasonal production of herbage by Tall. Grassveld declined with increased frequency of cutting in summer. Even a single summer cutting treatment reduced yields compared with no summer cutting. The effect of such a single cutting treatment varied, however, with the time at which it was applied. Early summer cutting reduced yields more than did late summer cutting.

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