Effect of long-term burning frequency on vegetation and soil in semi-arid savannas of Africa

Description
This burning trial is the longest trial in the continent of Africa and established in 1970 by Prof Winston Trollope, former employee of the University of Fort Hare. The original aim of the study was to investigate the effects of burning frequency (from none to every six year) on woody vegetation, grass biomass, diversity and soil properties.
Farm operation data?
Sample archive?
Samples available?
 
Data Access Statement
Other
Data Access Notes
Available on request and depending on some agreements adhering to the university policy
Data license
Don't know
Data policy
Don't know
Organization
University of Fort Hare
research organisation
People
Dr Solomon T Beyene
principal investigator
University of Fort Hare
Livestock and Pasture Science
Dr TA Weldesaslassie@ufh.ac.za
principal investigator
University of Fort Hare

Site: Burning Trial

Location
South Africa
Geographic location
-32.78, 26.86
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Elevation
518 Metres
Visits permitted?
No
Climate properties
VariableTime periodValue (range)Units
precipitation500 millimeter

Design period: Main period (1970—)

Design Type
Randomized complete block design
Design description
50 x 50 m
Number of plots
12
Number of replicates
2
Crops
CropYears grown
grass
schrubs
Factor
crop residue burning process