Event Dates

25 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
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Best Presentation - Portia Phohlo | Excessive nitrogen fertilization is a limitation to herbage yield and nitrogen use efficiency of dairy pastures in South Africa

Best Presentation by a Young Scientist Likhona Cele | The use of interseeded cover crop species to improve the yield and nutritional quality of natural veld and planted pastures for ruminant livestock production

Norman Rethman Planted Pastures Award - Charné Viljoen | More benefits in kikuyu-ryegrass pastures from using lower nitrogen fertiliser rates

Best Research Proposal Poster - Jamie Paulse | The comparative effects of short duration, high density grazing and conventional, rotational grazing on different soil and vegetation parameters in the dry and mesic grasslands of South Africa

Best Poster - Lisa Matthews | Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in crop systems containing a pasture-livestock phase vs cash crop only rotation systems

Most prolific online adjudicator - Donna Berjak

Other awards:

Best Paper in the AJRFS in 2021 - Zander Venter, Heidi-Jayne Hawkins and Michael Cramer | Does defoliation frequency and severity influence plant productivity? The role of grazing management and soil nutrients

GSSA Prestige Award - Prof Nico Smit and Prof Tim O'Connor

GSSA Honorary Membership Award - Dr Ed Granger

Aldam Holiday Resort & Conference Centre Grassland Society of Southern Africa info@grassland.org.za

Policy & Practice Workshop

Applying spatial planning within the natural agricultural resources legislative domain

Friday, 29 JULY 2022 | 8:45 - 12:20 @ Aldam Resort / virtual


To deliberate on the impact of spatial planning principles and the use of spatial tools to give effect to sustainable natural agricultural resources management through relevant legislative pathways.


  • Paul Avenant - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development
  • Anneliza Collett - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development
  • Kyra Lunderstedt - UNDP South Africa


  • Yvette Brits


  • GSSA members | R 6 3 0
  • GSSA members VIRTUAL | R 3 0 0
  • Non-members | R 7 6 0
  • Non-members VIRTUAL | R 3 6 0
  • Students / Retirees / Interns | R 4 7 0
  • Students / Retirees / Interns VIRTUAL | R 2 2 0

To register, click here.

For the draft programme, please view the PPW flyer.

Natural Agricultural Resources Atlas of South Africa: https://ndagis.nda.agric.za/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=cf56d2431dd8437da173144811d89ef7

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