Estimation of the herbaceous standing crop of the grassy plains of 01 Choro Oiroua in the Masai Mara region of Kenya

  • LD van Essen Centre for Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, Republic of South Africa
  • JP Bothma Centre for Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, Republic of South Africa
  • N van Rooyen Centre for Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, Republic of South Africa
  • WSW Trollope Department Livestock & Pasture Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Fort Hare, Alice, Republic of South Africa
Keywords: calibration, disc pasture meter

Abstract

To estimate the standing crop of the herbaceous layer for the study area with a disc pasture meter, it was necessary to calibrate the instrument. This was done for the 01 Choro Oiroua area in the Masai Mara region of Kenya where no such data previously existed. The calibration data were analysed using a simple linear regression analysis, which gave a significant correlation between the square-root transformation of the mean disc height and the standing crop.

African Journal of Range & Forage Science 17(1, 2&3): 115-118
Published
2007-05-04
Section
Articles

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