Articles by Keyword: Veld Management

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  1. Composition, pattern and diversity of some Transkeian grasslands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Species composition, pattern and diversity of selected grassland communities were determined by using point samples, transects and quadrats. The continuously grazed grasslands of Dohne Sourveld generally had the richer species composition, the highest diversity and the most variable intra‐community pattern...
  2. Habitat use by indigenous grazing ungulates in relation to sward structure and veld condition

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The objective of the study was to examine the relationships between the habitat requirements of different wild ungulate species, sward structure and veld condition. Veld condition score was correlated with sward height: habitats with high condition scores were dominated by...
  3. The incompatibility of controlled selective grazing systems with farmers’ needs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Since extension inputs, subsidy schemes and even legislation over several decades were unable to stem the veld deterioration in southern Africa, a renewed attempt was made to identify the causes of the non‐adoption of recommended veld management practices. The hypothesis...
  4. The influence of various types and frequencies of rest on the production and condition of sourveld grazed by sheep or cattle. 2. Vigour

    The influence of various types and frequencies of rest on the production and condition of sourveld grazed by sheep or cattle. 2. Vigour

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Treatments involving a full growing season rest in alternate years, half a growing season rest (late season) in alternate years and no rest were applied to veld grazed by sheep or cattle at similar stocking rates. Residual effects of the...
  5. Challenges for emerging livestock farmers in Limpopo province, South Africa

    Challenges for emerging livestock farmers in Limpopo province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Land redistribution schemes (e.g. Settlement Land Acquisition Grant and Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development) initiated since the mid-1990s in Limpopo province under national land reform programs have sought to introduce a new generation of previously disadvantaged people to commercial livestock...
  6. Effect of stocking density on vegetation and animal performance within the semi-arid shrublands of the Karoo, South Africa

    Effect of stocking density on vegetation and animal performance within the semi-arid shrublands of the Karoo, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    As the primary land use in the Karoo, extensive small-stock farming contributes significantly towards the agricultural economy of the region. However, the sustainability of this practice has been questioned for many years. This led to the establishment of a long-term...
  7. Distribution, Size and Ownership of Forests in the Southern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Indigenous forest of the southern Cape as delimited on 1:50 000 maps was analysed for distribution, size and ownership in six landscape zones: mountains, foothill, coastal platform, river valley, coastal scarp and dunes. I tested the hypothesis that forest distribution...
  8. Indigenous High Forests in the Transvaal with Special Reference to Inventory and Monitoring Systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The indigenous forests in the Transvaal comprise a total area of 35 385 ha, of which 18 088 ha or 51% are situated on State forest land. The forests are found mainly along the Drakensberg escarpment and, to a lesser...
  9. Seasonal Fluctuations and Diversity of Bark and Wood-boring Beetles in Lowland Forest: Implications for management Practices

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The phenology and diversity of wood-living beetles attacking Cedrela mexicana, Khaya nyasica and Milicia excelsa were observed for one year with weekly window-flight-trap collections. A total of 150 species (10 known to be common pests of timber) were collected, most...
  10. Conservation Developments in South African Forestry

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The historical development of environmental conservational activities within the South African Forestry Industry is followed, and the changing emphasis from the conservation of the remaining indigenous forests (pre-1900) to water conservation, to natural assets and unplanted areas is highlighted. The...