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Cover for Management and ecological implications of silvopastoral systems in the Alps.

In the Alps, 15% of the mountain forests are grazed, mainly by cattle browsing young trees, thus reducing the protection function of the forests against natural hazards. In this study, the condition of young trees on subalpine wood-pastures was assessed, the selection of herbaceous species was...

Author(s)
Mayer, A. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural aspects of silvopastoral systems.

Silvopastoral systems are multipurpose systems, integrating forest and forage production, meeting a wide variety of ecological and socio-economic conditions all over the world from time immemorial and have been a potential source of fuel, food, medicines and other materials. Attention tended to...

Author(s)
Ispikoudis, I.; Sioliou, K. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lithium chloride and ipecacuanha syrup to induce sheep aversion to the intake of coffee plants.

Browsing of coffee plants by sheep is one of the major limitations to introducing sheep grazing on coffee plantations. Hence, it is worth finding a mechanism that will prevent animals browsing coffee plants. Emetic agents like lithium chloride (LiCl) have been used successfully in different animal...

Author(s)
Durantes, C. A.; Torres, J. A.; Martínez, P. A.; Castro, R.; Arroyo, A.; Cruz, J. G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour at grazing of calves with Galician Blond suckler cows.

The knowledge of aspects related to the behaviour of bovine grazing animals and the interaction of plants and animals in production systems based on meadowland is very important for rational use of the resources available for production. The aim of this chapter was to determine the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Iglesias, A.; Carballo, J. A.; López, A.; Monserrat, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of season on the ingestive behaviour of cattle grazing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leucaena leucocephala</i>.

The ingestive behaviour of zebu cattle was investigated at two different plant heights (90 cm=L90 and 120 cm=L120) and three seasons of the year (dry, wet and nortes). There was a significant effect (P<0.05) for the main factors. Cattle took more bites/min when grazing L90 (37) than L120 (35)....

Author(s)
Ortega, R. L.; Castillo, H. J.; Rivas, P. F.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of goat grazing on ground vegetation and trees in a forest stand.

Grazing of domestic animals in forests is prohibited by law in Switzerland. The historical reasons which led to this legislation no longer apply. Nonetheless the regulation persists and is defended by foresters even if they have usually had no practical experience. As part of a demonstration of...

Author(s)
Zingg, A.; Kull, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Importance of holm-oak (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus ilex</i>) as a woody food resource in Spanish ibex (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Capra pyrenaica</i>) diet in Mediterranean forest.

The role of holm-oak (Quercus ilex) in Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica) diet and as part of its consumed woody resources was analysed in south-eastern Spain (Cazorla and Segura Ranges). The content of holm-oak in the annual, seasonal, altitude zonal, and sex and age classes diet was analysed....

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

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