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Cover for Seed production and influence of heat on the germination of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Genista scorpius</i> (L.) DC.

Seed production in north-eastern Spain and the influence of high temperatures (in a range from 50°C to 150°C and exposures from 1 to 15 min) on the germination of Genista scorpius (L.) DC. were studied to investigate the possibility of regeneration by seed in silvopastoral systems of Mediterranean...

Author(s)
Delgado, I.; Ochoa, M. J.; Múñoz, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lithium chloride and ipecacuanha syrup to induce sheep aversion to the intake of coffee plants.

Browsing of coffee plants by sheep is one of the major limitations to introducing sheep grazing on coffee plantations. Hence, it is worth finding a mechanism that will prevent animals browsing coffee plants. Emetic agents like lithium chloride (LiCl) have been used successfully in different animal...

Author(s)
Durantes, C. A.; Torres, J. A.; Martínez, P. A.; Castro, R.; Arroyo, A.; Cruz, J. G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimating diet selection of goats and sheep grazing on gorse-heathland vegetation with areas of improved pasture.

An experiment was carried out to study the grazing behaviour of goats and sheep managed in mixed grazing on gorse-heathland communities including areas of improved pasture. Equal numbers (42) of ewes and goats were managed in a plot (22 ha) established on natural shrubland dominated by heather and...

Author(s)
Ferreira, L. M. M.; Oliván, M.; Rodrigues, M. A. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Validation of the alkane technique to estimate complex diets in sheep and goats fed on heathland vegetation.

An experiment was carried out to validate the alkane technique for estimation of diets offered to sheep and goats of different combinations of herbaceous (Lolium perenne and Trifolium repens) and woody species (Erica sp. and Ulex gallii). Two groups of four cross-breed goats (G1 and G2) and four...

Author(s)
Ferreira, L. M. M.; Oliván, M.; Rodrigues, M. A. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of grazing on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus faginea</i> Lam. forests in Navarra (Spain).

We report the effect of grazing in four dense forests of Quercus faginea Lam. in central Navarra. Tree density was 2550 trees/ha and canopy cover was 93%. Grazing significantly increased soil denudation. The cover of Helictrotrichon cantabricum decreased significantly although other grasses such as ...

Author(s)
Ferrer, V.; Ferrer, C.; Broca, A.; Maestro, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Traditional and improved silvopastoral systems and their importance in sustainability of livestock farms.

Conversion of primary forest to pasture is widespread in Central and Latin America and the progressive removal of trees has resulted in environmental degradation and a decline in productivity, simultaneously threatening rural livelihoods and regional biodiversity. This chapter presents data on the...

Author(s)
Ibrahim, M.; Villanueva, C.; Mora, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems in North-West Europe.

Silvopastoral practices in which trees are grown in grazed pasture in cool temperate regions of Western Europe are reviewed. In many areas there are concerns over problems with grassland intensification and fragmentation of woodland habitats. Objectives for silvopastoral systems are: reduction in...

Author(s)
McAdam, J. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mediterranean European silvopastoral systems.

Differences between Mediterranean European and other silvopastoral systems are described regarding both their human and natural environments. The long history of human utilization of the Mediterranean European environment has resulted in a close relationship between biodiversity, nature...

Author(s)
San Miguel-Ayanz, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved fallows with forage trees for a slash and burn maize system in the Yucatán Peninsula.

With the aim of improving soil productivity a shift in secondary natural vegetation was induced with cropped plants in a collaborative project utilizing improved fallows for maize production under a slash and burn system. A survey of 150 families, two experimentation peasant groups and three formal ...

Author(s)
Ayala, S. A.; Uribe, V. G.; Basulto, G. J. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism with native tree species in Uruguay.

Most farmers in Uruguay do not appreciate the benefits offered by native tree species and do not consider trees, pastures and livestock as a system. Since forests are renewable natural resources, sustainable use may be attained by the application of principles that ensure the perpetuation of...

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

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