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

June Workshop - Introduction to Remote Sensing

Introduction to Remote Sensing – a practical guide for rangeland scientists

Monday, 13 June 2022 (2pm - 5pm) & Tuesday, 14 June 2022 (2pm - 5pm)

Every year new earth observation satellites are launched and much of the imagery is freely available to the average user. The online tools to display and analyse remotely sensed data have advanced in line with this big data problem. 

The objective of this online course it to introduce the newcomer to satellite imagery and its power for environmental research and monitoring, and to update current users with the latest advances. The course will cover the technical background of remote sensing, what is available, and how to access and interpret the imagery for appropriate problems at different scales.

No software is required, and no prior knowledge will be assumed. Join us in exploring what satellite imagery can do for Rangeland Scientists in 2022. The course content will be a great introduction to the Research Skills Workshop Remote Sensing and Cloud Computing Platforms, to be held at the GSSA Congress 57 on 25 July 2022.


  • GSSA members @ R850
  • Non-members @ R950
  • Students / Retirees / Interns @ R750

To register, click here.

View or download the flyer and programme here.

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