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Cover for A silvopastoral system for Eastern Europe - based on the example of Poland.

Silvopastoral systems have been widely introduced since the 6th century in many countries of the temperate climatic zone, except Poland. Political and economic changes and accession to the EU create the opportunity to introduce modern forestry and agriculture systems in Poland as a form of...

Author(s)
Boron, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation of an agrosilvopastoral system to land-use dynamics: local-level analysis of strategies and practice changes in north-eastern Portugal.

The different components of agrosilvopastoral systems are strongly dependent. Both political and demographic causes and the social and economical consequences of land-use changes affect decision-making and its capacity, calling for an adaptation to new situations and functioning contexts. In this...

Author(s)
Alonso, J.; Bento, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation of herbaceous plant species in the understorey of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pinus brutia</i>.

The purpose of this study was to examine the adaptation of herbaceous plant species under Pinus brutia canopy, in monocultures. The experiment was conducted in northern Greece. Monocultures of four plant groups (annual and perennial grasses, annual and perennial legumes) were sown in experimental...

Author(s)
Koukoura, Z.; Kyriazopoulos, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry for improving farm smallholdings.

The potential contribution of multipurpose trees and shrubs in an agroforestry system for improving crop-livestock farming was investigated in Bangladesh. The tree Leucaena leucocephala (Leucaena) and shrub Sesbania acculeata (Sesbania) were planted around homesteads for use as forage, fuelwood and ...

Author(s)
Alam, M. R.; Jahiruddin, M. D.; Islam, M. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agropastoral systems in Cholistan.

Cholistan is an extension of the Great Indian Desert and covers an area of 26 330 km2. It lies within the south-east quadrant of Punjab province between 27°42′ and 29°45′north latitude and 69°52′ and 73°05′east longitude. The Cholistan desert has extreme summer temperatures (50°C plus) and...

Author(s)
Farooq, A.; Gulzar, F.; Safdar, S. A.; Sameera, F.; Zulfiqar, A.
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 An assessment of the role of grazing in European habitats.

Policy responses are eventually needed to maintain traditional grazing or to ameliorate its impacts. The driving forces, pressures, states, impact and responses (DPSIR) framework is used to address the environmental implications of extensive grazing and how policy responses may be developed, using...

Author(s)
Bunce, R. G. H.; Pérez-Soba, M.; Elbersen, B. S.; Wingerden, W. K. R. E. van
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An evaluation of the effects of forest conservation on reservoir capacity: a case study in the "Cuerda del Pozo" reservoir (Soria).

The effective life of reservoirs is threatened by erosion and sedimentation in their catchments. When those catchments are covered by forests, erosion and sedimentation are significantly lower. An economic assessment of the maintenance of reservoir capacity due to forest conservation in the basin...

Author(s)
García Díaz, R.; García Robredo, F.; Medrano Ceña, P. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ancient wood-pastures in Scotland.

The aim of the project was to try and identify potential wood-pasture sites through remote sensing, carried out by undertaking an analysis of existing maps and map-based inventories. The object was not to identify every possible site but to find a practical methodology that would give an estimate...

Author(s)
Smith, M. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Application of limed sewage sludge to a young <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pinus radiata</i> plantation on acid soil.

In this study the effectiveness of addition of sewage sludge (alkaline, rich in N, P and Ca, and with low levels of heavy metals) originating from a dairy industry to fertilize a silvopastoral system, established on a 10-year-old Pinus radiata plantation, was assessed. The experiment consisted of...

Author(s)
Omil-Ignacio, B.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rigueiro-Rodriguez, A.; Merino-García, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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