March 2020

Welcome to the first issue of Grassroots for 2020! This first issue of the year begins well with two feature articles: In the first article, Hugh Pringle, from Australia, questions whether gully erosion is a major issue for key biodiversity values. Pringle, and his colleagues have done some work on this in Namibia and feel that it is an important question which then links up with one of our news articles by Heinz Meissner on further perspective and results on high density rotational grazing. Secondly, Nelmarié Saayman presents her preliminary findings on the impact of rehabilitation of old potato circles on soil biology and seedbanks within the Western Cape Sandveld. In this issue, we present a variety of news articles on current issues relating to grassland management, both locally and internationally. These range from climate change to alien invasive alien plants, fire and new pasture crops. We also congratulate the society’s current president, Debbie Jewitt, who is part of a team of drone professionals to publish a book on contemporary drone issues – a valuable book for any drone enthusiast. We would like to alert all our readers to the first announcement of our next GSSA Congress. This will be held in Jeffrey’s Bay from 29 June – 2 July. Calls for presentation and posters have already been sent out as well. There is an early bird discount for those who pay before 19 May 2020, so, if you interested in attending, get registering! A reminder to please subscribe to Grassroots simply by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2SYFYJa and entering your details. You will then be notified, by email, when the next issue of Grassroots is released. You will not be sent any unnecessary spam. This is a free subscription and a great opportunity to keep you up to date with Grassroots. So far, we have 488 active subscribers. Thank you to those who have subscribed. The last issue of Grassroots attracted readership from 185 subscribers in 28 different countries – thank you for your support! Until next time, Happy reading!

March 2020

Welcome to the first issue of Grassroots for 2020! This first issue of the year begins well with two feature articles: In the first article, Hugh Pringle, from Australia, questions whether gully erosion is a major issue for key biodiversity values. Pringle, and his colleagues have done some work on this in Namibia and feel that it is an important question which then links up with one of our news articles by Heinz Meissner on further perspective and results on high density rotational grazing. Secondly, Nelmarié Saayman presents her preliminary findings on the impact of rehabilitation of old potato circles on soil biology and seedbanks within the Western Cape Sandveld. In this issue, we present a variety of news articles on current issues relating to grassland management, both locally and internationally. These range from climate change to alien invasive alien plants, fire and new pasture crops. We also congratulate the society’s current president, Debbie Jewitt, who is part of a team of drone professionals to publish a book on contemporary drone issues – a valuable book for any drone enthusiast. We would like to alert all our readers to the first announcement of our next GSSA Congress. This will be held in Jeffrey’s Bay from 29 June – 2 July. Calls for presentation and posters have already been sent out as well. There is an early bird discount for those who pay before 19 May 2020, so, if you interested in attending, get registering! A reminder to please subscribe to Grassroots simply by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2SYFYJa and entering your details. You will then be notified, by email, when the next issue of Grassroots is released. You will not be sent any unnecessary spam. This is a free subscription and a great opportunity to keep you up to date with Grassroots. So far, we have 488 active subscribers. Thank you to those who have subscribed. The last issue of Grassroots attracted readership from 185 subscribers in 28 different countries – thank you for your support! Until next time, Happy reading!