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Veld & Pastures

Course Category: Animal Production
Price: R1,600.00 Incl. VAT
Sale Price: 800.00 Incl. VAT (50% OFF)

Course Covers:

The main veld types. Ecology of the veld. Aspects of veld management. Veld condition assessment. Veld management systems and planning. Grazing animals. Pasture grasses and legumes.

SKU: LG80003/12
Aligned to Unit Standard 116303 NQF Level 4 Credits 3

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Course Outcomes

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Understand the parts of a grass plant and identify some of the common grasses in Southern Africa.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Gain an understanding of the different veld types found in Southern Africa and the influence these veld types have on production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Introduced to the ecology of the veld focussing on plant succession.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Introduction to the morphological and physiological aspects of veld management.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5

Understand veld condition assessments, patterns of deterioration of the veld, veld condition score sheet, grass species composition and basal cover of plant density.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6

Understand the plant vigour and forage production, the effect of litter and plant residues, soil compaction, erosion and assessment of the range trend over time.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7

Understand the principles of veld management and the application of veld management systems.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8

Understanding and implementation of a veld management plan.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9

Understand the effect of grazing animals on veld, both grazing factors and behavioural factors.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10

Introduction to common grasses and legumes used for pastures in Southern Africa.

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