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Cover for Wood-pasture and parkland: overlooked jewels of the English countryside.

England is home to some of the oldest and widest trees in Europe, frequently concentrated in wood-pasture. Until recently the value of this habitat for wildlife had been largely overlooked. Many wood-pastures are important for their veteran trees and the species within them; however, wood-pastures...

Author(s)
Isted, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Local capabilities development and silvopastoral intervention in Chiapas, Mexico.

The objective of this chapter is to present the methods followed by researchers, farmers and development institutions to design silvopastoral alternatives in Chiapas, Mexico. This work emphasizes the importance of the following steps for silvopastoral systems research and participatory gestation:...

Author(s)
Jiménez-Ferrer, G.; Soto-Pinto, L.; Nahed-Toral, J.; Aleman, T.; Ferguson, B.; Ibrahim, M.; Sinclair, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism as a land-use option for sustainable development on grassland farms in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, most (78%) of land is in pastoral agriculture and only 6% (lowest in the EU) in forestry. Grassland intensification as a result of reseeding, fertilizer application and increased stocking has resulted in pasture with low biodiversity and nutrient leakage into watercourses....

Author(s)
McAdam, J. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Outdoor pig production in the Basque Country (Spain).

In 1999 a group of butchers and farmers with limited experience in home-grown pig fattening became interested in the production of pig meat from an outdoors system. The goal was to provide the Basque market with higher-quality products. An R+D project was carried out to design an outdoor pig...

Author(s)
Ruiz, R.; Domingo, A.; Oregui, L. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology transfer in silvopastoral agroforestry: a toolbox for UK farmers.

Silvopastoral agroforestry has not been taken up by many farmers in the UK, partly because government funding has not been available and partly because many UK farmers have no experience of such systems or of managing trees. Changes in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy towards more biodiverse,...

Author(s)
Sibbald, A. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Model and procedures for decision-making in management of diffusion, adoption and improvement process of agroforestry technology.

The study consists of proposing and validating a model and its procedures to back up decision-making, from a strategic perspective, in order to manage the process that involves making known, adopting and improving agroforestry technologies in stockbreeding businesses. The model is made up of six...

Author(s)
Suárez Hernández, M. J.; Hernández Pérez, G.; Suárez Mella, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effect of pruning intensity on acorn production in a holm-oak "dehesa".

In this work the effect of the type of pruning on acorn production in a dehesa of Huelva province (south-west Spain) is evaluated. A plot including 100 holm-oaks (Quercus ilex L.) is replanted, and different pruning treatments are carried out (light, moderate, strong and hedge shaped), and there...

Author(s)
Alejano, R.; Alaejos, J.; Torres, E.; Forero, J. A.; Tapias, R.; Fernández, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An alternative to improve goat production in the mountain areas of north-west Tunisia.

Twenty one local kids (18.75 kg; s.d.±1.4) were divided into three equal groups and allowed to browse in shrublands from July to December (dry season). Two groups received feed blocks containing mainly wheat bran and molasses and either included polyethylene glycol (B-PEG) or were PEG-free (B). A...

Author(s)
Boubaker, A.; Kayouli, C.; Buldgen, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seasonal fodder biomass production of palo dulce and tepozan.

In order to describe the performance of the seasonal biomass production of palo dulce (Eysenhardtia polystachya) (PD) and tepozan (Buddleia cordata) (TZ), individuals were cut every 84 days in rotation. It was found that the mortality was higher in TZ (52%) than in PD in the first year and...

Author(s)
Camacho-Morfín, D.; Sandoval-Castro, C.; Ayala-Burgos, A.; Morfín-Loyden, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pruning influence on acorn yield in cork-oak open woodland.

Bearing in mind the importance of pruning as a silvicultural treatment in cork-oak (Quercus suber L.) open woodland, an experiment was designed to assess the effect of pruning on acorn yield. This work was carried out by comparing annual acorn production from 40 pruned trees and 40 unpruned ones...

Author(s)
Cañellas, I.; Roig, S.; Montero, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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