PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

African Journal of Range and Forage Science

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Open Access  DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Subscription or Fee Access

The seasonal growth patterns of a Tall Grassveld sward

Rethman NFG,

Abstract


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




AJOL African Journals Online