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Cover for Behaviour at grazing of calves with Galician Blond suckler cows.

The knowledge of aspects related to the behaviour of bovine grazing animals and the interaction of plants and animals in production systems based on meadowland is very important for rational use of the resources available for production. The aim of this chapter was to determine the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Iglesias, A.; Carballo, J. A.; López, A.; Monserrat, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vegetation dynamics of burned heath-gorse communities grazed by sheep or goats.

Vegetation dynamics in previously burned shrublands dominated by gorse (Ulex gallii) under sheep (Gallega breed) or goat (Cashmere or local breed) grazing were studied. Four plots, two each, were grazed either with goats or sheep. After two grazing seasons, the plots were halved and the treatments...

Author(s)
Jáuregui, B. M.; Celaya, R.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Live fences as a means of sustainable integration of livestock, trees and crops in Ségou, Mali.

For hundreds of years, agriculture and livestock production developed alongside each other in the Sahel. During the rainy season, the land was devoted to crops while, in the dry season, it became available for livestock. During the last decades, however, farmers began to produce crops during the...

Author(s)
Levasseur, V.; Niang, A.; Olivier, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilization of gorse and heather communities by cattle in mountain grazing.

Mountain pastures are made up of a mosaic of different vegetation communities, including shrubby ones. In this study the utilization of two management units of Gorbeia Natural Park (Basque Country) by cows was studied. Five different vegetation communities were considered in the study: open...

Author(s)
Mandaluniz, N.; Oregui, L. M.; Aldezabal, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of season on the ingestive behaviour of cattle grazing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leucaena leucocephala</i>.

The ingestive behaviour of zebu cattle was investigated at two different plant heights (90 cm=L90 and 120 cm=L120) and three seasons of the year (dry, wet and nortes). There was a significant effect (P<0.05) for the main factors. Cattle took more bites/min when grazing L90 (37) than L120 (35)....

Author(s)
Ortega, R. L.; Castillo, H. J.; Rivas, P. F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of the production of acorns of the oak (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus ilex</i> Lam. ssp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ballota</i>) from south-west of Extremadura (Spain).

Over 2 years (1997-98 and 1998-99) the total production and seasonal distribution of the holm-oak acorn in the montanera (October-January) was measured in five dehesas in the south-west of Extremadura (Spain). The average total production of the five dehesas varied between 600 and 830 kg of...

Author(s)
Poblaciones, M. J.; López-Bellido, R.; Olea, L.; Benito, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity and dynamics of traditional silvopastoral systems in Galicia (north-west Spain): <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cytisus</i> scrubs.

In inland Galicia, north-west Spain broom scrubs ("xesteiras") dominated by Cytisus striatus or C. multiflorus often form part of traditional silvopastoral systems, with non-woody components providing grazing and forage, and woody components providing firewood and bedding. In some cases the...

Author(s)
Cornide, T.; Díaz-Vizcaíno, E.; Casal, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Root density and soil water relationships of a silvopastoral system of the tropical region of Yucatan, Mexico.

In the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cattle production is limited by forage availability during the dry season since water and soil fertility are the main factors limiting production. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of Leucaena leucocephala grown at 5000 trees/ha on forage...

Author(s)
Delgado, H. G.; Ramírez, L. A.; Ku, J. V.; Velásquez, P. M.; Escamilla, J. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cover crops effects on plant and insect biodiversity in Western Australian vineyards.

The clearing of large Eucalyptus forests in Mediterranean Australia caused negative effects on hydrological balance. The reintroduction of trees and shrubs and the use of perennial herbaceous species in association with woody plants are considered necessary to limit further damages to natural and...

Author(s)
Dinatale, A.; Pardini, A.; Argenti, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consequences of dehesa management on tree-understorey interactions.

The distribution of resources (light, microclimate, soil moisture and soil nutrients) and fine roots (herbaceous plants and trees) around trees were studied in four dehesas with three types of management: cropped (forage), grazed (native grasses) and encroached (matorral). Additionally, the forage...

Author(s)
Moreno, G.; Obrador, J.; García, E.; Cubera, E.; Montero, M. J.; Pulido, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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