Original Articles

Development of veld management research in the karoo region

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1983.9648977
Author(s): P.W. RouxDepartment of Agriculture (Karoo Region),, M. VorsterDepartment of Agriculture (Karoo Region),

Abstract

The development of veld research in the semi‐arid Karoo areas since 1934 is outlined. It entailed key experiments on different types of veld, and the synthesis of grazing systems and their testing in experimental camps and co‐operatively on a practical farming scale. The experiments were primarily conducted with Merino sheep but Angora goats, Boer goats, cattle and Persian sheep were also employed. A large number of rotational grazing systems, special treatments and methods have been set out for the entire Karoo Region. The group camp approach serves as a basis for complete veld management planning in the Karoo Region.

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