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Reciprocal relationships between vegetation structure and soil properties in selected biomes of South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
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In situ denitrification on nitrate rich groundwater in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is a water scarce country and in certain regions the quantity of surface water is insufficient to provide communities with their domestic water needs. In many arid areas groundwater is often ...
Remote sensing of salt-affected soils
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Concrete evidence of dryland salinity was observed in the Berg River catchment in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Soil salinization is a global land degradation hazard that negatively affects ...
Water consumption of South African vineyards : a modelling approach based on the quantified combined effects of selected viticultural, soil and meteorological parameters
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1998-12)
AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Normaalweg word slegs een of twee stelle gewasfaktore in kombinasie met 'n verwysingwaterverbuik (ET) vir die beraming van gewas waterverbruik (ET) van wingerde gebruik. As gevolg van variasie tussen ...
Soil Formation on the Namaqualand Coastal Plain
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
The (semi-)arid Namaqualand region on the west coast of South Africa is wellknown for its spring flower displays. Due to the aridity of the region, soils research has lagged behind that of the more agriculturally productive ...
The contribution of indigenous vegetables to food security and nutrition within selected sites in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is rich in biodiversity among which are semi-domesticated vegetable species which are known as wild or indigenous vegetables. These wild indigenous vegetables have been reported to be good ...
Sanjeevak as a source of nutrients and phytohormones for production and propagation of plants
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of cowdung as an organic fertilizer in Asian and African agriculture is an ancient practice. This explains its renewed interest, partly due to the financial inability of most farmers to purchase ...
The concentration of selected trace metals in South African soils
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
Trace elements occur naturally in soils, usually at low concentrations (<0.1% or <1000 mg kg-1 of the earth’s crust), as a result of weathering and pedogenic processes acting on the rock fragments from which soil develops ...
Modeling and regulating hydrosalinity dynamics in the Sandspruit river catchment (Western Cape)
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Bugan, R.D.H. Modelling and regulating hydrosalinity dynamics in the Sandspruit River catchment (Western Cape). PhD dissertation, Stellenbosch University. The presence and impacts of dryland salinity ...
The effect of saline irrigation on selected soil properties, plant physiology and vegetative reproductive growth of Palsteyn appricots (Prunus armeniaca L.)
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
Approximately 45% of apricot tree plantings in South Africa are centered on Montagu, Koo and Barrydale in the Little Karoo. Below average production in this area could be ascribed to the deteriorating water quality of ...