Veld Management in South Africa


Author: Neil Tainton

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 9780869809488

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 4557

This text is a synthesis of research in production and management since the inception of the discipline as an agricultural science in the 1930s. All the ecological regions are covered extensively, but the main emphasis is on the three biomes (grassland, savanna and karoo) which produce the bulk of the forage supporting the domestic livestock, conservation and the game farming industries. The book has an audience beyond the borders of South Africa in the grassland and savanna areas which stretch through southern and central Africa.

Pasture Management in South Africa


Author: Neil Melbourne Tainton

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 9780869809594

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 355

View: 9411

Covers the major aspects of pasture production and management. This title focusses on species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and livestock related aspects of nutrient supplementation and feed budgeting. It is useful to students and practitioners beyond South Africa's borders.

Karoo Veld Ecology and Management


Author: William Richard John Dean

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agricultural conservation

Page: 214

View: 3617

Karoo veld promotes an ecosystem health approach to veld assessment, recognising that soil, plants, insects and wild animals, work with the land user to sustain the productivity and value of Karoo veld.



Author: Johann Zietsman

Publisher: Beefpower LLC

ISBN: 9780990467823


Page: 288

View: 5995

THE book for Profitable Ranching. A Real Ranching Revolution. Cattle Breeding. Grazing Management.

Rangelands: A Resource Under Siege

Proceedings of the Second Inter Rangeland Congress


Author: P. J. Joss,P. W. Lynch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521309363

Category: Nature

Page: 634

View: 2860

This volume comprises the proceedings of the Second International Rangelands Congress held in Adelaide, Australia in May 1984, and includes some 350 contributions drawn from 43 different countries. The Congress addressed the problem of the conflict between land-users and the degradation of this valuable resource. Some 40% of the Earth's land surface is and or alpine and therefore unsuitable for agricultural cultivation. Collectively, these lands are known as rangelands and in their natural state they constitute a habitat for grazing animals, both domestic and wild. Despite their low productivity, rangelands have been used for thousands of years as a source of food and fibre, but other uses such as mining, tourism, recreation and conservation are exerting increasing demands. The result is often conflict between land-users and degradation of the resource.

Vegetation science applications for rangeland analysis and management


Author: P.T. Tueller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400930852

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 5377

Natural grasslands, pastures and meadows are among the vegetation types most frequently investigated with phytosociological methods. This was one of the reasons why volume 13, Application of vegetation science to grassland husbandry and agriculture, edited by W. Krause, appeared as one of the first volumes of this handbook. It appeared under the chief editorship of Prof. R. Tiixen and in his time main emphasis of the handbook was placed on Ziirich-Montpellier methods and the European vegetation. When we redesigned the handbook we felt the need to include other methods and aims of grassland analyses as well as a more global coverage of grasslands. Especially the natural dry and semidry areas of the world needed to be covered. was very fortunate in getting Prof. Tueller of the University of Reno I Nevada as an editor for this volume. He and the colleagues he motivated to compile volume 14 on Application of vegetation science to rangeland analysis and management have created a truly global coverage of the topics interesting for vegetation analyses in natural grasslands. Since volume 13 covered the problems of anthropogenically created grasslands, this topic was not expressly treated in order to avoid duplication. For the same reason no specific attempt was made to get more papers from Europe and the temperate forest region in general. The cooperation with Dr. Tueller has been very rewarding for me.

Ecological Effects of Fire in South African Ecosystems


Author: P. de V. Booysen,N. M. Tainton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642698050

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 4144

This is a stimulating tale of the interplay of observation, experimentation, working hypotheses, tentative conclusions, niggling and weightier doubts and great aspirations, on the part of some score of students, on varied ecological and other aspects of the regime and role of fire in relevant biomes and ecosystem- mainly in South Africa - and on other pertinent features of fire ecology. The impressive contents is a tribute to conveners and authors alike. One can expect a profound range and depth ofinvestigation and interpretation, a closeknit fabric of knowledge, delicately interwoven with wisdom, an exposition and quintessence of information. Admipable is the collective vision responsible for selecting appropriate topics: the wide sweeps of the brush picturing the nature of the biomes; ably describing the fire regimes - whether in grassland, savanna, fynbos or forest; skillfully defining the effects of such regimes - according to ecosystem - upon aerial and edaphic factors of the habitat, upon constituent biota, individually, specifically and as a biotic community; elucidating the basic implications in the structure and dynamics of the plant aspect of that community ... and unravelling to some degree the tangled knot of the conservation and dissipation of moisture and nutrients. Moreover, gratitude is owed for efforts exerted to understand the interplay of fire and faunal behaviour and dynamics as well as composition, together with the principle of adaptive responses of organisms of diverse kinds.

Wildland Fire Management Handbook for Sub-Sahara Africa


Author: Johann Georg Goldammer,Cornelis De Ronde

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 191983365X

Category: Fire ecology

Page: 432

View: 5565

Africa is a fire continent. Since the early evolution of humanity, fire has been harnessed as a land-use tool. Many ecosystems of Sub-Sahara Africa that have been shaped by fire over millennia provide a high carrying capacity for human populations.

African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health

Diseases & Treatments in South Africa


Author: William Beinart,Karen Brown

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2636

A much needed examination of contemporary approaches to animal healing in South Africa, and the role of local knowledge.

Biotic Diversity in Southern Africa

Concepts and Conservation


Author: Brian J. Huntley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biodiversity

Page: 380

View: 3221

The maintenance of the world's rich variety of plants, animals, microorganisms and ecosystems has at last been recognized as a critical need for mankind's survival and prosperity. The issue is no longer the concern of a small group of nature conservationists, but has entered the agendas ofmajor organizations such as the World Bank, the Brundtland Commission, the World Health Organization and FAO. South African scientists and administrators have a unique resource of information, understanding and experience in the field of biotic diversity management. This volume assesses the conservation status of southern African biota and ecosystems, the value of biotic diversity to southern African people, and approaches to the evaluation, protection and monitoring of biotic diversity in the region.

The New Game Rancher


Author: Pamela Oberem,Peter Thomas Oberem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920217624

Category: Big game ranching

Page: 373

View: 7904