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  1. Vegetation ordination and classification: Practical implications

    Vegetation ordination and classification: Practical implications

    The main role of vegetation classification in agricultural land utilization is for the planning and management of vegetated areas. For farm planning, rapid, observationally‐based methods are most practical, but for planning at all scales the slower quantitative methods eliminate personal...
  2. The future for radical veld improvement in south Africa*

    The future for radical veld improvement in south Africa*

    A map of the Republic of South Africa is presented in which the area is sub‐divided into regions, zones and grassland‐use units on the basis of the suitability for various intensities of grassland farming. Twelve percent of the area is...
  3. The evaluation of veld by animal production

    The evaluation of veld by animal production

    There is a lack of conclusive experimental evidence, in terms of animal production, to substantiate some of the generally accepted “basic principles” of veld management in the Republic of South Africa. It is suggested that this may be due to...
  4. Benutting en relatiewe smaaklikheid van verskillende grasspesies

    Benutting en relatiewe smaaklikheid van verskillende grasspesies

    ‘n Eenvoudige tegniek word beskryf waarvolgens die benutting van individuele grasspesies deur beweiers vasgestel kan word, deur middel van puntopnames in die veld, Hierdie metode is veral geskik om die relatiewe smaaklikheid (benutting) van verskillende spesies op verskillende veldtipes, ekologiese...
  5. Short‐term effects of fertilizer and stocking rates on the Bankenveld: 1. Vegetational changes

    Short‐term effects of fertilizer and stocking rates on the Bankenveld: 1. Vegetational changes

    The short‐term effects of veld fertilization, which are seldom measured, are important in an understanding of the botanical changes that take place and may determine the profitability of the enterprise.
  6. Definitions of some pasture terms

    Definitions of some pasture terms

    Booysen (1967) proposed a number of terms and definitions for grazing and grazing management in South Africa. Additional terms and definitions describing the intensity of farming activities in realizing the full potential of the environment (viz. veld reclamation, veld management,...
  7. Estimates of carrying capacity and production from herbage yields and grazing days

    Estimates of carrying capacity and production from herbage yields and grazing days

    The reliable prediction, from herbage yields, of the carrying capacity of grazing can be of value in farm planning.