Natural Regeneration of Grassland on Fallows with and Without Fertilizers in South Africa

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1964
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Davidson R.L
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A study of botanical changes over eight years on fallow land in the South African High yield subjected to different fertilizer treatments has shown that useful pastures may be achieved without artificial reseeding. Annual applications of 500 lb. ammonium sulphate and 200 lb. super phosphate have resulted in a vigorous growth of annual grasses in the first two years, replaced later by perennial grasses, mainly Eragrostis curvula. The experiment would appear to provide a useful guide to the selection of indigenous grasses for the reseeding of arable land for grass leys.
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Bulletin, 32 (125), p. 161-165