Grassland Ecophysiology and Grazing Ecology

Author: Gilles Lemaire,J. Hodgson,A. Moraes,P. C. F. Carvalho,C. Nabinger

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999401

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 8544

This text presents edited key papers from the International Symposium on Grassland Ecophyisiology and Grazing Ecology held in Curitiba, Brazil in August 1999. It considers how plants within grasslands respond to and are adapted to grazing animals.

Forage Plant Ecophysiology

Author: Cory Matthew

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038424889

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 7169

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Forage Plant Ecophysiology" that was published in Agriculture

Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Services

Author: Gilles Lemaire

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845939007

Category: Electronic books

Page: 287

View: 7907

Grassland ecosystems are deeply affected by human activities and need appropriate management to optimise trade-offs between ecosystem functions and services. Until now they have mainly been analysed as agro-ecosystems for animal production but this book looks beyond the role of grassland as a feeding ground, and evaluates other important processes such as carbon sequestration in soils, greenhouse gas regulation and biodiversity protection. This authoritative volume expertly highlights the need for an immediate balance between agriculture and ecological management for sustainability in the futu.

Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

Author: Markku Saastamoinen,Maria João Fradinho,Ana Sofia Santos,Nicoletta Miraglia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867553

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 7071

Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Integrating efficient grassland farming and biodiversity

proceedings of the 13th International Occasional Symposium of the European Grassland Federation, Tartu, Estonia, 29-31 August 2005

Author: R. Lillak,European Grassland Federation. International Symposium,British Grassland Society

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 666

View: 5349


Sustainable grassland productivity

proceedings of the 21st general meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Badajoz, Spain 3-6 April 2006

Author: European Grassland Federation. General Meeting,European Grassland Federation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788468967110

Category: Grasslands

Page: 847

View: 1129



22. und 23. März 2001 an der BAL Gumpenstein

Author: Alpenländisches Expertenforum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Meadows

Page: 81

View: 4329

Rumex, grassland weed control.

Book of the Year ...

Author: A. Rosati,C. Mosconi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789076998671

Category: Animal industry

Page: 356

View: 1379

After the experience of the first volume, The World Association for Animal Production (WAAP) continues the publication of the Book of the Year series for the benefit of animal scientists and policy makers in the field of livestock systems. The WAAP asked the best known and significant animal scientists in the world to contribute to the preparation of this book. Following the success of the first volume of the series, the WAAP Book of the Year 2003, many authors from the six continents are contributing to this 2nd volume. The importance of this publication is to have already established a worldwide reference for the animal science and production sectors. There are the usual four sections that raised much interest in the previous volume of the series. The first section has six articles, describing the changing conditions of livestock systems in each of the six continents. The second section has more than twenty papers, describing the development of the many sectors in which the animal science field has been divided. The third section, dealing with contemporary issues, is declared by our readers to be the most interesting. It allows participating authors to describe current and significant issues important in these last years for the animal science and production sectors. The statistics produced in the previous volume are updated and enhanced with new figures in this book to form the fourth section. The papers included in this book speak clearly of the development in the last twelve months in the livestock systems worldwide. Major space is also devoted to the list of references from where every author can start to deepen his knowledge.This book is essential for libraries that want their readers to be easily updated. Also scientists, policy makers and scientific writers, who need, to enhance their competence, to have the most practical way of knowing what is going on in the world in the field of livestock science and production will find this book of great value.

Multi-function grasslands

quality forages, animal products and landscapes : proceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, La Rochelle, France, 27-30 May 2002

Author: European Grassland Federation. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782950411037

Category: Science

Page: 1126

View: 7565


Warm-season (C4) grasses

Author: Lowell E. Moser,Byron L. Burson,Lynn Elwood Sollenberger

Publisher: Amer Society of Agronomy


Category: Nature

Page: 1171

View: 2879

"""The only review of warm season and tropical grasses that covers all the major genera."" - James P. Muir, Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center The warm season grasses are the major forage resources for ruminant livestock production in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In the U.S. warm season grasses are also playing a major role in prairie restoration. A companion book to Cool Season Forage Grasses. "