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Cover for Effect of fertilization, tree species, plantation density and sowing mixture on pasture production and soil characteristics in silvopastoral systems.

The aim of the experiment was to test the effect of three fertilizer treatments (no fertilizer, organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer) on cocksfoot pasture established under two tree species (Betula alba and Pinus radiata) at two densities (2500 and 833 trees/ha). After 7 years the effects of ...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Fernández-Núñez, E.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pasture production under different tree species and spacing in an Atlantic silvopastoral system.

The effect on pasture production of six different tree densities and six species (Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata, Betula celtiberica, Quercus rubra and Castanea sativa) was investigated during 3 years. Under P. menziesii and P. pinaster, pasture production decreases starting...

Author(s)
Rozados, M. J.; González-Hernández, M. P.; Silva-Pando, F. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of dairy sludge application on pasture production and arbuscular mycorrhizae in a sown meadow established in a hill soil.

A field experiment was carried out during 2 years to study the effects of applying a pelletized biofertilizer containing arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal propagules on forage production and arbuscular mycorrhiza formation in a sown meadow in a Quercus/Betula forest under the following treatments: ...

Author(s)
Sainz, M. J.; Alonso, X. A.; Vilariño, A.; López-Mosquera, M. E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forage yield and botanical composition of a hill sown meadow fertilized with dried pelletized broiler litter.

A field experiment was established to study the effects of applying a dried pelletized broiler litter (BIOF) as fertilizer on forage production and botanical composition in a sown meadow located in a mountain area with stands of Quercus robur. Three fertilization managements were compared: (i) NPK...

Author(s)
Sainz, M. J.; Bande, M. J.; Cabaleiro, F.; López-Mosquera, M. E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of spacing and coppice height on herbage mass and other growth characteristics of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Robinia pseudoacacia</i> in a south-eastern USA silvopastoral system.

Data were collected for 2 years (1999 and 2000) to evaluate growth characteristics of a 5-year-old stand of Robinia pseudoacacia for goat (Capra hircus) browse in a randomized complete block design (intra-row spacing 0.5 or 1.0 m and coppice height 0.25 or 0.5 m) replicated six times. Main branch...

Author(s)
Snyder, L. J. U.; Mueller, J. P.; Luginbuhl, J. M.; Brownie, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How much carbon can be stored in Canadian agroecosystems using a silvopastoral approach?

In Canada, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector amount to approximately 64.4 million tonnes of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per year, representing about 10% of all GHG emissions. To become carbon neutral within the agricultural sector would mean that these emissions...

Author(s)
Gordon, A. M.; Naresh, R. P. F.; Thevathasan, V.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Compaction and erosion: effects on soil ecology and soil quality.

Soil degradation is a severe global problem. It has notable adverse economic and ecological impacts on local, regional, national and global scales. Important soil degradative (degradation) processes with severe adverse impacts are soil compaction and soil erosion among others. Decline in inherent...

Author(s)
Paz González, A.; Vidal Vázquez, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous breeds and silvopastoral systems.

We have analysed a particular situation within the agricultural sector in Galicia involving the increasing substitution of agriculture by cattle breeding to understand how the resources can be used more efficiently and the sustainable use of the natural environment guaranteed, thus meeting new...

Author(s)
Sánchez, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of goat grazing on ground vegetation and trees in a forest stand.

Grazing of domestic animals in forests is prohibited by law in Switzerland. The historical reasons which led to this legislation no longer apply. Nonetheless the regulation persists and is defended by foresters even if they have usually had no practical experience. As part of a demonstration of...

Author(s)
Zingg, A.; Kull, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems for rural development on a global perspective.

Rural areas of developing countries are home to about 2.8 billion people that get food, energy, medicines and other products from forestry, agriculture and animal rearing. The monthly share of one of these inhabitants is very little on a world scale; the search for wealth by such a large number of...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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