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The disc pasture meter : Possible applications in grazing management
Abstract The disc meter is a simple inexpensive instrument which may be used to make rapid yield estimates of standing forage. Linear regression relationships between meter reading and pasture dry… Expand
Ecological Effects of Fire in South African Ecosystems
1 Characteristics of South African Biomes.- 2 Fire Regimes in the Biomes of South Africa.- 3 Man's Historical and Traditional Use of Fire in Southern Africa.- 4 An Historical Review of Research on… Expand
The development of a method for assessing veld condition in three grassveld types in Natal.
Abstract A method for assessing the condition of veld has been developed in the Dry Tall Grassveld, Moist Tall Grassveld and Highland Sourveld of Natal. The method is based on Dyksterhuis’… Expand
Effect of fire intensity on the grass and bush components of the Eastern Cape thornveld
Abstract Fire intensity is an important component of the fire regime and its effect on the grass sward and bush were investigated in the Eastern Cape thornveld. Research indicated that fire intensity… Expand
Fire in Grassland
That fire has been an important ecological factor in the grassland biome of South Africa long before colonial times has been well documented (Hall, this volume, chapter 3). Both natural (other than… Expand
Effects of intensity and height of shading on the tiller initiation of six grass species from the Highland sourveld of Natal
Grass species of the conservation areas of the Natal Drakensberg are divided into two ecological groups. Decreaser species are those which decrease with over- or under-utilization, while increaser I… Expand
A revised method for assessing veld condition.
The modified quantitative climax method previously developed for assessing veld condition in the humid grasslands of Natal has been refined and expanded as data derived from its use have accumulated.… Expand