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Cover for Facilitation of tree regeneration in pasture woodlands.

Tree rejuvenation was examined in pasture woodlands in the Swiss Jura Mountains and the distribution of tree saplings hypothesized to be spatially associated with nursing structures or plant species. A correlative study was conducted in two sites on two spatial scales to test this hypothesis. In...

Author(s)
Smit, C.; Béguin, D.; Buttler, A.; Müller-Schärer, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems to prevent soil losses in sustainable livestock systems.

The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) was incorporated into a geographical information system (GIS) and used to determine soil losses in a specific livestock region of 7646 ha in Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba. One hundred and twelve management units were defined according to their use and soils...

Author(s)
Acosta, Z. G.; Reyes, G.; Montejo, J. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From forest grazing to multipurpose shelterbelts in Hungary.

Livestock keeping in forests has a tradition both in the plains and in mountainous areas of Hungary. This ensured the stability of under-utilized areas and also sustained a diversity of animal stock. Due to ownership changes after 1989 the structure of agriculture became diversified; some private...

Author(s)
Takács, V.; Frank, N.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Response of sheep fed with tropical tree legume foliages and Taiwan grass (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pennisetum purpureum</i>).

Sixteen growing intact male Pelibuey sheep, 16.2 kg initial live weight, were randomly allocated to pens. Four treatments with four replications were applied in order to evaluate the response of sheep to tree legume foliages. The treatments (on dry matter basis) were: T1=100% Taiwan (Pennisetum...

Author(s)
Grande, D.; Reyes, F.; Losada, H.; Nahed, J.; Romero, N.; Valdivieso, G.; Pérez-Gil, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopasture as an approach to reducing nutrient loading of surface water from farms.

Nitrogen and P concentrations within soil profiles are being monitored in three pastures at Ona, Florida (27°23′N, 81°57′W). Two of the pastures - a treeless pasture and a pasture with slash pine (Pinus elliottii) (silvopasture) - consist of bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) with legumes Desmodium...

Author(s)
Nair, V. D.; Kalmbacher, R. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Characterization of tree species in silvopastoral systems in the mountain region of Tabasco, Mexico.

The mountain region of Tabasco, in the south-east of Mexico, is a tropical zone where diverse silvopastoral systems (SPS) are practised; the principal SPS in the region are scattered trees on grasslands and living fences, which include native or introduced grasses associated with diverse trees. The ...

Author(s)
Grande, D.; Pérez, G.; Losada, H.; Maldonado, M.; Nahed, J.; Pérez-Gil, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of fertilization, tree species, plantation density and sowing mixture on pasture production and soil characteristics in silvopastoral systems.

The aim of the experiment was to test the effect of three fertilizer treatments (no fertilizer, organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer) on cocksfoot pasture established under two tree species (Betula alba and Pinus radiata) at two densities (2500 and 833 trees/ha). After 7 years the effects of ...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Fernández-Núñez, E.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pasture production under different tree species and spacing in an Atlantic silvopastoral system.

The effect on pasture production of six different tree densities and six species (Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata, Betula celtiberica, Quercus rubra and Castanea sativa) was investigated during 3 years. Under P. menziesii and P. pinaster, pasture production decreases starting...

Author(s)
Rozados, M. J.; González-Hernández, M. P.; Silva-Pando, F. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How much carbon can be stored in Canadian agroecosystems using a silvopastoral approach?

In Canada, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector amount to approximately 64.4 million tonnes of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per year, representing about 10% of all GHG emissions. To become carbon neutral within the agricultural sector would mean that these emissions...

Author(s)
Gordon, A. M.; Naresh, R. P. F.; Thevathasan, V.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous breeds and silvopastoral systems.

We have analysed a particular situation within the agricultural sector in Galicia involving the increasing substitution of agriculture by cattle breeding to understand how the resources can be used more efficiently and the sustainable use of the natural environment guaranteed, thus meeting new...

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

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