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Cover for Effect of different tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Panicum maximum</i> in the Chaqueño Mountains, Bolivia.

The effect of tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of Panicum maximum cv Gatton Panic during its establishment was studied in an experiment with a random block design and four replicates. The treatments consisted of 40%, 60% and 100% of natural communities, with a ...

Author(s)
Pozo, P. P. del; Rizzo, R.; Fernández, E.
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 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 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 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 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 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

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