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African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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Description of a method for assessing veld condition in the Karoo

PCV du Toit

Abstract


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



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10220119.1997.9647928
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