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Cover for Effects of grazing on fuel biomass in mountain pastures of the south-eastern Pyrenees.

There has been a large decline in the managed pastures of Mediterranean European countries. This has led to decreased biodiversity in the herbaceous layer, shrub encroachment and accumulation of fuel biomass (woody plants). This, in turn, has increased the risk of large forest fires. Consequently...

Author(s)
Zennaro, C. dal; Arenas, J. M.; Argenti, G.; Pardini, A.; Sebastia, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pasture establishment for extensive systems.

It is important to determine the effect of tree cover (shade) on pasture establishment and productivity in silvopastoral systems. An experiment was carried out in Galicia to evaluate the effect of spring and autumn sowing and shading (0 and 50% reduction of incident radiation) on pasture production ...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rodríguez-Barreira, S.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extensive livestock systems as tools for environmental management: impact of grazing on the vegetation of a protected mountain area.

The study was conducted in the 'Sierra de Guara' Natural Park (80 739 ha, Huesca, Spain), a protected area dominated by shrub and forest pastures. The effect of livestock grazing on herbaceous and shrub vegetation was determined in six locations representative of pasture types in the park....

Author(s)
Riedel, J. L.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Blanco, M.; Revilla, R.; Bernués, 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 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 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 Some ecological impacts of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus rotundifolia</i> trees on the understorey environment in the "montado" agrosilvopastoral system, southern Portugal.

The influence of Quercus rotundifolia trees on precipitation chemistry, soil physical and chemical characteristics, light, nutrient and water availability and biomass production of the understorey was studied in a "montado" at Évora (southern Portugal). Ca and K were added to the soil by...

Author(s)
Nunes, J.; Madeira, M.; Gazarini, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient status and forage yield at varying distances from trees in four dehesas in Extremadura, Spain.

The aim of this study was to understand the effect of holm-oak (Quercus ilex) on the soil nutrient concentration and its consequence for the yield of understorey forage (Avena sativa) in four dehesas of CW Spain. The soils of the dehesas varied in soil fertility (chromic Luvisols and Achrisols, and ...

Author(s)
Obrador, J. J.; Moreno, G.
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

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