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The use of scientific and indigenous knowledge in agricultural land evaluation and soil fertility studies of Ezigeni and Ogagwini villages in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
In the past, the indigenous knowledge of soils of small-scale farmers in South Africa has been largely ignored in scientific research. Hence the use of scientific approaches to land evaluation has often failed to improve ...
Environmental contamination, prevalence and other risk factors for geohelminth infection in three informal settlements in Durban, South Africa.
The effect of different types of sanitation facilities on soil contamination with geohelminth eggs and the associated risk factors were assessed in three informal settlements in Durban, South Africa. Adult members of 30 ...
Improving phosphorus uptake by cassava (Manihot esculanata Crantz) using Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)
Phosphorus uptake cassava (Manihot esculanta Crantz) were tested using on thirty-six plants per plot under dryland conditions at four different sites selected Bioresource group 1 (BRG 1) of northern KwaZulu-Natal of South ...
Identification of the principal mechanisms driving soil organic carbon erosion across different spatial scales.
Soil water erosion is recognized as the principal mechanisms behind soil organic carbon (SOC) losses from soils, a soil constituent essential for ecosystem functions. SOC erosion can thus be far-reaching, affecting the ...
Long-term effects of sewage sludge application on heavy metal distribution in a loam soil and indigenous vegetables.
Heavy metal accumulation in soils could have serious negative effects on soil life, plants, ground water and human health. Tons of sewage sludge, a mixture of activated and anaerobically digested sludges, with high ...
The effects of burning or mulching of harvest residues on selected soil properties in a Eucalyptus plantation in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The sustainable management of commercial forest resources is required to ensure long-term soil fertility and the productivity of later rotations; this includes soil nutrient retention and the protection of soil structure. ...
Indigenous knowledge systems available to conserve soil and water and their effects on physico-chemical properties on selected smallholder farms of KwaZulu-Natal.
Most of rural South Africa is semi- arid, experiencing a variable climate with extreme events such as droughts, floods or thunderstorms. In spite of this, communal farmers develop indigenous strategies to cope with these ...
The housebreaking crime to remain a common-law crime in South Africa.
The crime of housebreaking with intent to commit a crime was unknown in Roman and Roman-Dutch law. This crime was treated as an aggravated form of theft. It emanates from the English law crimes of burglary and housebreaking. ...
Chemical characteriistics, fertilizer value and escherichia coli and salmonella composition of vermicomposted sewage sludge.
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