Articles by Author: B D Mappledoram

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  1. Notes on the adaptability of several tropical legumes to different environments in natal

    Notes on the adaptability of several tropical legumes to different environments in natal

    An account is given of the performance and potential of various tropical legumes when grown in different subā€tropical environments in Natal and Zululand.
  2. Notes on the relative merit of four cultivars of <em>eragrostis curvula</em> in natal

    Notes on the relative merit of four cultivars of <em>eragrostis curvula</em> in natal

    A series of trials showed that differences in hay yield of four cultivars of Eragrostis curvula (Ermelo, American Leafy, Kromdraai and Witbank) depended largely on the cultivar concerned and the ecological area in which the grasses were grown. Differences in...
  3. The response of <em>eragrostis curvula</em> (schrad.) nees to fertilizers in the highland sourveld of natal*

    The response of <em>eragrostis curvula</em> (schrad.) nees to fertilizers in the highland sourveld of natal*

    The effects of five years of application of N, P and K fertilizers at three levels, and of agricultural lime at two levels, on the herbage yield of Eragrostis curvula are discussed. The experiment was carried out on leached soils...
  4. The potential in natal for the radical improvement of the veld and the fortification of established pastures

    The potential in natal for the radical improvement of the veld and the fortification of established pastures

    A description is given of a field experiment in which different degrees of radical veld improvement (RVI) were evaluated by comparing the performance of beef steers. The results showed that the profitability of the enterprise was generally positively related to...
  5. Effect of spring grazing on yield of three grasses of the highland sourveld of natal

    Effect of spring grazing on yield of three grasses of the highland sourveld of natal

    Heavy sheep grazing was applied singly and repeatedly at two, four, six and eight weeks after an August burn in the Highland Sourveld. Treatment effects were recorded prior to and after grazing, in November and for some treatments, in March.
  6. The effect of stocking rate on beef production from star grass <em>(cynodon nlemfuensis</em> harl.)

    The effect of stocking rate on beef production from star grass <em>(cynodon nlemfuensis</em> harl.)

    The livemass gains of long yearling steers grazing Cynodon nlemfuensis in the moist phase of the Natal Tall Grassveld at three stocking rates over a five year period are discussed. Maximum recorded average daily gains were 1,2 kg in spring,...
  7. The effect of stocking rate and lick supplementation on the performance of lactating beef cows and its impact on Highland Sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The Highland Sourveld of Natal is an important beef producing area. Although it covers only 13% of the total area of the province, it supports 18% of the beef cattle population.