Prof Wayne F. Truter


Prof. Wayne F. Truter 

Associate Professor

Research Programme Leader: Forage, Pasture & Land Reclamation Sciences Research  (FPLRS) Programme 



Plant Sciences Complex: 4-41

Telephone: 012 420 3226

Email: [email protected]






Research Programme Manager: Centre of Environmental Studies (CFES) - Land Reclamation 

Research Programme Manager: MinAgri Information Platform (Mining / Agriculture Co-existence) 

DEA EPWP Community Development Project Leader: Ba Tau Matji Land Reclamation Project 

Chairman - DEA Phakisa Working Group: Ash in Land and Water Reclamation 


Research interests: 


  • Pasture based (Forage / Veld) Livestock Production  

  • Forage production physiology 

  • Forage quality 

  • Forage preservation 

  • Post-harvest physiology 

  • Anti-nutritional properties 

  • Fodder flow programming 

  • Forage ecology 

  • Grazing Systems 

  • Small scale / semi intensive livestock farming 

  • Conservation Agriculture: Pasture ley cropping 

  • Livestock Production on Rehabilitated / Reclaimed Land 

  • Land Reclamation Planning - Agricultural Systems  

  • Post Land Reclamation Management 


Research Programmes: 


  • African Forage Quality Evaluation Programme (African Forage Quality Reference Laboratory)

  • Sustainable Pasture (Forages/Veld) Based Livestock Production and Management 

  • Land Reclamation: Post reclamation land use systems 

  • African Coal Ash in Land Reclamation Systems 


Short courses (Enterprises UP) 

  • Sustainable Agriculture 

  • Pasture (Forage/Veld) Based Livestock Production Systems 

  • Land Reclamation  


Research Publications 


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