GSSA Congress 2017

52nd Annual Congress inc. Research Skills Workshop and Policy & Practice Workshop - 23 to 28 July 2017 Wits Rural Facility near Hoedspruit Mpumalanga.
 

GSSA Congress 2017

52nd Annual Congress inc. Research Skills Workshop and Policy & Practice Workshop - 23 to 28 July 2017 Wits Rural Facility near Hoedspruit Mpumalanga.

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The 52nd Annual Congress was held at WITS Rural Facility, near Hoedspruit, on the border of the two hosting provinces, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The Congress incorporated the 8th Research Skills Workshop and a Policy and Practice Workshop.

List of delegates   Conference proceedings   Conference programme

24 July 2017

25 July 2017

Rangeland Management

Planted Pastures: Cultivar Adaptations and Management

Planted Pastures: Production Systems and Management

26 July 2017

Land Transformation and Restoration

27 July 2017

Biodiversity Initiatives and Conservation Planning

Gala Dinner

Policy & Practice Workshop

Awards

Best Paper in the AJRFS in 2017

Colin Everson and Terry Everson - The long-term effects of fire regime on primary production of montane grasslands in South Africa

Best Presentation

Josef van Wyngaard - Carbon tax and the need for carbon sequestration and offset

Best Presentation by a Young Scientist

Lize Joubert – van der Merwe - Development of a robust, easy-to-use biodiversity index for mesic grasslands

Norman Rethman Planted Pastures Award

Janke van der Colf - The production potential and botanical composition of kikuyu over-sown with temperate grass-legume mixtures using different establishment methods

Best Research Proposal Poster

Yvette Brits - Investigating active veld restoration by means of alternative fertilisation practices in the North West province

Best Poster

Josef van Wyngaard - Seasonal effect on quality, yield and botanical composition of cultivated beef pasture

Faux Pas

Mthunzi Mndela

 
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