Description of a method for assessing veld condition in the Karoo

  • PCV du Toit Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Private Bag X529, Middelburg, 5900 South Africa
Keywords: Canopy-spread cover, Current grazing capacity, Dry matter, Ecological index method, Forage, Grazing-index method, Karoo, Line-point survey method, Strikes, Veld condition, Veld condition index, botany, method, south africa, razing-index method, razing cap


Reports the results of a study conducted to assess the veld condition in the Karoo by means of the grazing-index method. The principles governing the method of botanical survey remains the same. The method is based on canopy-spread cover strikes, and these strikes are assumed to represent mass as well as number of species. Illustrates with a graph

Keywords: Canopy-spread cover; Current grazing capacity; Dry matter; Ecological index method; Forage; Grazing-index method; Karoo; Line-point survey method; Strikes; Veld condition; Veld condition index; botany; method; south africa; razing-index method; razing capacity; ine-point survey method; eld condition index

African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 14, Iss 3, p.90-93

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eISSN: 1727-9380
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