Welcome to the Working on Grass website. Working on Grass offers a range of products and services related to grasses, veld and pasture management. These include grass seed mixtures, ornamental grasses, advisory services, training and other products. For more information on each please click on the tabs above.

Grass Seed Mixtures

Grass Seed Mixtures

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Advisory services

Advisory services

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DISC PASTURE METER

Disc Pasture Meter

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Ornamental grasses

Ornamental grasses

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Resources

Visual veld condition assessment template
Disc pasture meter calibration table
Southern African grass species checklist
South African listed alien invasive plants 

BOOKS

Working on Grass was started by well-known grass and pasture specialist Frits van Oudtshoorn. Frits is the author of the books “Guide to grasses of Southern Africa” and “Veld management – principles and practices”. These books, available in English and Afrikaans, can be ordered online from the publishers Briza publications.

“Guide to grasses of Southern Africa” is a field guide to the common grasses of the region. It includes an identification key and colour photographs of each of the 320 species included in the book. 287 pp, softcover.

“Veld management – principles and practice” is a well-illustrated non-scientific handbook to the topic of veld management. It includes chapters on natural resources, ecological principles and veld management practices. 256 pp, softcover.

Training

We also present training on a range of veld management related topics through our affiliated training company Africa Land-Use Training. Africa Land-Use training is an AgriSeta accredited training provider. Click on the logo below to visit the website.