December 2020

December 2020

Summary

Two of the GSSA’s Congress 55 award winners, Robyn Nicolay and Anisha Dayaram, have written feature articles on the work they have been doing and presented at the congress. The spotlight falls on wire grass (Elionurus muticus) and forage sorghum (Sorghum spp.) in our grass and pasture feature of the month. A few mysteries are solved as we finally learn the reason for the deaths of 350 elephants in Botswana and the reason for the mysterious ‘fairy circles’ in Australia and Namibia. Discoveries were made as researchers found a new grass species in the Maloti-Drakensberg area and a PhD student found an ‘extinct’ plant in Piketberg. There is also a new app for karoo plant identification that you can download and try out this holiday season.