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  1. Reflections on the Karoo Special Issue: towards an interdisciplinary research agenda for South Africa’s drylands<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Reflections on the Karoo Special Issue: towards an interdisciplinary research agenda for South Africa’s drylands<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    We begin this essay with reflections on major research themes highlighted by the Karoo Special Issue (KSI). These include concerns over land-use change, long-term monitoring, climate change, governance and the need for more interdisciplinary research. We also identify some of...
  2. Pine Provenance Research in South Africa: Promises and Problems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Provenance research really started with the work of H.L. Duhamel Du Monceau on Pinus sylvestris in the eighteenth century. In South Africa the first properly designed provenance trials were established between 1934 and 1936 with the testing of five races...
  3. Role of Eucalypt Plantations in Timber Supply and Forest Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The role of eucalypt plantations in timber supply and forest conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa was investigated. The annual destruction of 11,5 million ha of tropical forest is highlighted, the various causes indicated and the controversy whether fast-growing plantations and woodlots...
  4. Veld management : A challenge to agricultural extension

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    This paper discusses the problems of communicating veld management practices to farmers within the framework of the knowledge generation and diffusion system. Suggestions are made for improving the system through greater involvement of farmers in research and extension, and for...
  5. THE LAKE ST. LUCIA SYSTEM—A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT

    THE LAKE ST. LUCIA SYSTEM—A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    This paper assesses the research undertaken at Lake St. Lucia over the past 25 years based on over 300 documents from that period. Trends related to both time and subject matter are evident, and these are considered in relation to...
  6. Maize fertilizer research over the last 25 years – an overview

    Maize fertilizer research over the last 25 years – an overview

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Maize yield as well as fertilizer practices have changed over the last 25 years. Average maize yield for South Africa increased from approximately 2.3 tons ha−1 in the early 1980s to approximately 3.5 tons ha−1 in recent years. The early...
  7. Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The answer to the question ‘why is research on water use important for South Africa?’ is quite straightforward: more research is needed because there is a major gap in knowledge on water use of indigenous crops. These indigenous edible plants...
  8. FRESHWATER MOLLUSC STUDIES - A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

    FRESHWATER MOLLUSC STUDIES - A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    My contribution reviews some of the research activities of the Snail Research Unit. Taking Unit. Taking some liberties on the chronological order, the transition is traced from the species descriptions of the early years, the extensive field surveys, laboratory experimentations,...