Veld and Pastures

R990.00

This course will enable you to identify different grasses and forage for ideal feeding conditions. It will teach you how to manage your grazing veld and pastures by developing plans to get the most benefit for you and your animals while curbing erosion and other common problems.

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SPECIFIC OUTCOMES COVERED IN THIS LEARNER GUIDE:
When you have completed this module, you will be able to:

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Understand the parts of a grass plant and identify some of the common grasses in Southern Africa.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Gain an understanding of the different veld types found in Southern Africa and the influence these veld types have on production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Introduced to the ecology of the veld focussing on plant succession.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Introduction to the morphological and physiological aspects of veld management.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5

Understand veld condition assessments, patterns of deterioration of the veld, veld condition score sheet, grass species composition and basal cover of plant density.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6

Understand the plant vigour and forage production, the effect of litter and plant residues, soil compaction, erosion and assessment of the range trend over time.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7

Understand the principles of veld management and the application of veld management systems.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8
Understanding and implementation of a veld management plan.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9

Understand the effect of grazing animals on veld, both grazing factors and behavioural factors.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10

Introduction to common grasses and legumes used for pastures in Southern Africa.

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