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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 Agropastoral systems in Cholistan.

Cholistan is an extension of the Great Indian Desert and covers an area of 26 330 km2. It lies within the south-east quadrant of Punjab province between 27°42′ and 29°45′north latitude and 69°52′ and 73°05′east longitude. The Cholistan desert has extreme summer temperatures (50°C plus) and...

Author(s)
Farooq, A.; Gulzar, F.; Safdar, S. A.; Sameera, F.; Zulfiqar, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved fallows with forage trees for a slash and burn maize system in the Yucatán Peninsula.

With the aim of improving soil productivity a shift in secondary natural vegetation was induced with cropped plants in a collaborative project utilizing improved fallows for maize production under a slash and burn system. A survey of 150 families, two experimentation peasant groups and three formal ...

Author(s)
Ayala, S. A.; Uribe, V. G.; Basulto, G. J. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Types of land use in the montado (dehesa) production system.

This study was based on data obtained from the General Census of Agriculture (RGA, 1999) regarding 932 farms from the Alentejo region (Portugal). Farms were classified by percentage of "montado" according to the land used for agricultural purposes (LUAP) ("montado" classes (MC): MCa 0-33%; MCb...

Author(s)
Pereira, M. S.; Quintas, A.; Coelho, I. S.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quality of vegetation in silvopastoral systems.

Energy and protein of range forages are usually the most limiting nutritional factors to range animal productivity. Both are measured by parameters such as crude protein, digestibility, carbohydrates (both structural and non-structural) and nitrogen-complexing compounds. These essential nutritional ...

Author(s)
González-Hernández, M. P.
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 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 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 Effects of dairy sludge application on pasture production and arbuscular mycorrhizae in a sown meadow established in a hill soil.

A field experiment was carried out during 2 years to study the effects of applying a pelletized biofertilizer containing arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal propagules on forage production and arbuscular mycorrhiza formation in a sown meadow in a Quercus/Betula forest under the following treatments: ...

Author(s)
Sainz, M. J.; Alonso, X. A.; Vilariño, A.; López-Mosquera, M. E.
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

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