sourveld

sourveld

(ˈsaʊəˌfɛlt)
n
(Agriculture) (in South Africa) a type of grazing characterized by long coarse grass
[from Afrikaans suur sour + veld grassland]
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Effect of cattle and sheep grazing on the structure of Highland Sourveld swards in South Africa.
In the sour natural pastures (sourveld), the highest crude protein values are recorded during the wet season.
All but three of eThekwini's 16 estuaries are degraded and a number of vegetation types face local extinction, with the endangered Sandstone Sourveld which once covered 6% of eThekwini, covering only 2% in 2009.
(BMNH; 1 [male]); KZ-Natal., Southern Drakensburg, Herbst cattle farm, 2000 m, Sourveld grassland & dam, 8 November 2005, P.E.
It occurs in the recently re-classified Mesic Highveld Grassland (Mucina and Rutherford, 2006) and specifically in the Lydenberg Montane Grassland vegetation unit and is dominated by sour grasses and classified as sourveld (Mucina and Rutherford, 2006).
It describes 320 grasses and their habitat, features, similar species, uses, distribution, and names, and includes many color photos, maps, measurements, and introductory chapters of basic information on grain, ecology, grazing, soil erosion, veld management and fires, plant succession, sweet and sourveld, veld restoration, and cultivated pastures.
Effect of species composition and sward structure on dietary quality in cattle and sheep grazing South African Sourveld. J.
Thanga and Zazulwana villages are coastal areas mainly characterised by extensive (communal) cattle production on sourveld land.