NATURE’S BEST…PLANT SUCCESSION

NATURE’S BEST…PLANT SUCCESSION

Ecological succession is defined as series of changes in the ecosystem where one community replaces another community as result of changes in the biotic and abiotic conditions.  This phenomenon has been very important in determining ecological structures for as long...
2017: the year of devastating veld fires

2017: the year of devastating veld fires

Veld fires are a common phenomenon in the South African landscape. They occur naturally in grasslands, woodlands, Fynbos and sometimes in indigenous forests. Fire as a natural process can have a positive effect on vegetation structure and composition. It also helps...
Umlilo! Fire!

Umlilo! Fire!

Whether damaged through a bush fire or bovine overgrazing, the veld supporting southern Africa’s game farms and reserves can be assisted to return to its natural glory and intended carrying-capacity. MayFord’s Mike Zingel explains to freelance writer Alistair Cotton...
Improve Grazing Quality With Interseeding

Improve Grazing Quality With Interseeding

Whether a protected area is a small retreat, a productive game ranch or a vast reserve, wildlife managers are all faced with the same challenge: how to keep grazing quantity and quality at a sustainable level with limited or no internal fencing. An important approach...
Improve veld with Biomosome™ seed mixtures

Improve veld with Biomosome™ seed mixtures

This is the first in a series ofthree articles. The focus here is on needs assessment. The second will deal with establishment, and the final will cover management after establishment. Each facet is as important as the others. All three require thorough attention for...