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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 European types of silvopastoral systems in the Mediterranean area: dehesa.

The ecosystem dehesa, which exceeds 3.5 million hectares in the South-West of the Iberian peninsula, is a peculiar silvopastoral system and generally well preserved. It is greatly extensive and has a high environmental value due to the low impact of human activity on the Mediterranean forest. The...

Author(s)
Olea, L.; López-Bellido, R. J.; Poblaciones, M. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparison of terrestrial and aerial oversowing of ski lanes grazed by sheep in the northern Apennines (central Italy).

Ski lane oversowing is used to reduce soil erosion and to maintain soft snow cover during the skiing season. Sown swards are colonized by native species and, in some cases, persistency of introduced mixtures is limited to a few years; however, sowing has a very positive influence on soil erosion,...

Author(s)
Longhi, F.; Pardini, A.; Ghiselli, L.; Tallarico, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horse grazing on a mixture of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trifolium brachycalycinum</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cynodon dactylon</i> in firebreaks of Tuscan Maremma (central Italy).

Firebreaks are necessary to prevent and fight forest fires. Unfortunately bare soil increases soil erosion and the eventual presence of a native sward can even increase the risk of fire. A sown mixture of Trifolium subterraneum brachycalycinum+Cynodon dactylon has been shown to have very useful...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.; Natali, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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