African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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The seasonal growth patterns of a Tall Grassveld sward

Rethman NFG,


The growth patterns of a Tall Grassveld sward measured with an inclined point and by clipping and weighing were determined by moisture conditions except in winter when temperature was limiting. The inclined point as a method of determining yield which might replace clipping and weighing, holds promise but is unlikely to be used in its present form because of difficulties in the determination of a strike and the changing relationship between the number of strikes and actual yield during the season.

Keywords: swards|plants|methods|yields|moisture|weights|clipping|seasonal patterns|grasslands|growth|growth patterns|veld|tall grasses

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