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Improved Grassland Management

Improved Grassland Management Author A S Laidlaw
ISBN-10 9781847977274
Release 2013-12-21
Pages 352
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This new, fully updated and revised edition of Improved Grassland Management covers all aspects of grassland management and is of particular relevance to the UK and the Republic of Ireland, although the principles discussed apply to all temperate grassland zones. Almost twenty years ago, when the original edition of this book was written by John Frame, issues such as efficiency in the use of nutrients in manures, grassland biodiversity and greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant production were either nascent, or of no relevance to mainstream grassland farming. The intervening two decades have seen the introduction of water and, latterly, air quality directives by the EU, cross compliance, the single farm payment, and an ever-increasing need for grassland farmers to be conscious of the economics of their business. The present edition, which has been thoroughly revised by Scott Laidlaw, covers the full scope of modern grassland management. Accordingly the application of technical developments in supplying and utilizing grass and forage, which remain central to grassland management, is presented in the context of these changes.Topics covered include: breeding and evaluation of new varieties of grass to meet current needs; new technology in establishing swards; legislative constraints, background science and practice in determining forage quality and the utilization of forage either for grazing or silage; feed budgeting, grassland biodiversity, grassland and climate change, and transferring knowledge and technology; wide-ranging list of sources and references, which provides the reader with further detailed information. Essential reading for all those involved in modern grassland management including grassland farmers, agricultural consultants and advisory officers, as well as agricultural, land use and biology students. Written in a reader-friendly advisory style, it can be read and understood without an in-depth technical or scientific background. Fully illustrated with 61 colour photographs.



Strengthening Carbon Financing for Grassland Management in the People s Republic of China

Strengthening Carbon Financing for Grassland Management in the People s Republic of China Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292543860
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 54
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The People's Republic of China (PRC) is being impacted by climate change. The resulting degradation and desertification of grasslands are projected to lead to decreased productivity and severely affect livestock and ecosystems. Financial incentives are required to improve environmental management of grasslands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the grassland sector of the PRC. This publication summarizes the legal and policy framework for incentive programs, assesses the impact of three main incentive programs on soil carbon stocks, and analyzes the implications of these existing incentive mechanisms for the development of grassland carbon finance projects for domestic carbon markets.



20th International Grassland Congress

20th International Grassland Congress Author F. P. O'Mara
ISBN-10 9789076998817
Release 2005
Pages 975
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Theme A: Efficient production from grassland; Section 1: grass and forage plant improvement; Section 2: animal production; Section 3: improving quality of products from grassland; Ssction 4: grass and forage physiology; Section 5: forage quality for animal nutrition; Section 6: impacts of endophytic fungi and other biotic interactions on grassland production; section 7: advances in sown tropical legumes; Section 8; grassland management; Section 9: integrated production systems; Section 10: industrial products from grassland; section 11; grass and forage agronomy; section 12: overcoming seasonality of production; Section 13: animal-plant relations; Theme B: grassland and the environment; section 14: climate change; Section 15: greenhouse gases; section 16: carbon sequestration; Section 17: biodiversity in grassland; Section 18: grassland and water resources; Section 19: soil quality and nutrients; section 20: multifunctional grassland; Theme C: delivering the benefits from grassland; Section 21: adoption of new technology; Section 22: the contribution of participatory and on-farm research; section 23: improved livelihoods from grassland; section 24: tools for grassland management; Section 25: decision support for grassland systems; Section 26: participatory research and decision support systems; Section 27: the role of the international grassland congress and grassland societies in techonology interaction and influencing policy.



Making Grasslands Sustainable in Mongolia

Making Grasslands Sustainable in Mongolia Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292544164
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 64
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Payments for environmental services (PES) are a potential mechanism to provide incentives for sustainable management of grasslands and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. PES is not widely practiced in Mongolia, but has been included in the Green Development Strategy of the government. This paper reviews 50 PES schemes operating in grasslands and other grazing lands globally, including Mongolia. It discusses key issues related to the design of PES schemes in Mongolian grasslands, including potential benefits, risks, constraints, and trade-offs.



Lockhart and Wiseman s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

Lockhart and Wiseman   s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland Author Steve Finch
ISBN-10 9781782423928
Release 2014-07-19
Pages 608
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Increased yields, markets, and profitability have led to changes in crop husbandry. Since its first publication in 1966, revised editions of Lockhart & Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland have upheld and increased the book's good reputation. This ninth edition maintains its status as the standard textbook for many agricultural courses. Part one covers the principles of crop production with chapters concerning plants, climate, soil management, fertilizers, manures, weeds, and diseases threatening farm crops. Part two surveys crop husbandry techniques. Environmental impact has been addressed in greater detail in this edition. This section looks at issues such as sustainable crop management, precision farming, and organic crop husbandry. The way these general techniques apply to individual crops is explained in part three. This part considers a range of cereals, combinable break crops, root crops, industrial crops, and fresh produce crops. Part four looks at the use of grassland and forage crops, with chapters considering arable forage crops, the characteristics of grassland, and the corresponding methods for establishing and improving grassland. This part also includes information regarding equine grassland management and conservation of grass and forage crops. This ninth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland is relevant for students throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. It is a useful reference book for agriculture National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees, and BSc degrees, and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline. The previous edition has been widely expanded and remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management, and agri-business courses Includes new chapters on cropping techniques, integrated crop management and quality assurance, seed production and selection, and the influence of climate Discusses basic conditions for crop growth, how techniques are applied to particular crops, the influence of weather, and the use of grassland



Grassland management in the environmentally sensitive areas

Grassland management in the  environmentally sensitive areas Author British Grassland Society. Conference
ISBN-10 WISC:89058775024
Release 1997
Pages 294
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Nuclear Techniques in Improving Pasture Management

Nuclear Techniques in Improving Pasture Management Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924052310400
Release 1983
Pages 190
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Improving Grassland and Pasture Management in Temperate Agriculture

Improving Grassland and Pasture Management in Temperate Agriculture Author Athole Marshall
ISBN-10 1786762005
Release 2017-12-31
Pages 440
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In many countries there has been a shift to intensive grassland livestock systems with higher environmental impact. There is also greater understanding of the wider role of grasslands in delivering ecosystem services. This collection review current research into the more sustainable use of agricultural grassland.



Grassland

Grassland Author D. A. McGilloway
ISBN-10 9789076998718
Release 2005
Pages 429
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The concept of grasslands as a global resource is not new. Indeed many recognised authorities have been canvassing for a global approach to understanding, managing and exploiting this resource for many years. This is the first book that gathers together leading experts from around the world to outline our current understanding of this complex ecosystem, the ways in which it can be enhanced and utilised and where the research challenges are for the future. The following themes unite the book:Efficient production from grassland; Grassland and the environment; Delivering the benefits from grassland. The reader is given an in depth understanding of the biology of the system and how grasslands are crucial for soil stabilisation and water quality. Secondly, much attention is given to how grasslands offer the possibility of increasing food supply and income generation, which is a hugely important but often ignored facet in today's climate of extensification and biodiversity. Current advances in the grassland sciences have a proven potential to promote the economic development and environmental stability of regions, nations and peoples, particularly in some of the most resource-limited areas of the world. Approaches for achieving the most effective development and adoption of new technology are reviewed.



Tropical Grasses

Tropical Grasses Author P. J. Skerman
ISBN-10 9251011281
Release 1990
Pages 832
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The importance of grasslands. The classification and distribution of grasses. The world's major tropical grasslands. Performance and management of natural pasture. The case for improved pastures to replace indigenous species. Pasture improvement by introducing new species. Selection of pasture grass species, seed purchase and storage, and fertilizer needs. Pasture leys. Management of improved grassland in semi-intensive and intensive production systems. Reseeding the arid and semi-arid range. Handling difficult grasses. Grasses for special purposes. Utilization and conservation of forage. The chemical compostion and nutritive value of tropical grasses. The tropical grasses catalogue. Common names of tropical grasses. Common names of other plants. Index. Illustrations.



INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on FRONTIERS of ENVIRONMENT ENERGY and BIOSCIENCE

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on FRONTIERS of ENVIRONMENT  ENERGY and BIOSCIENCE Author Dawei Zheng
ISBN-10 9781605951331
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 927
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We cordially invite you to attend 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Environment, Energy and Bioscience (ICFEEB 2013), which will be held in Beijing, China during October 24–25, 2013. The main objective of ICFEEB 2013 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Environment, Energy and Bioscience. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. ICFEEB 2013 received over 400 submissions which were all reviewed by at least two reviewers. As a result of our highly selective review process four hundred papers have been retained for inclusion in the ICFEEB 2013 proceedings, less than 40% of the submitted papers. The program of ICFEEB 2013 consists of invited sessions, and technical workshops and discussions covering a wide range of topics. This rich program provides all attendees with the opportunities to meet and interact with one another. We hope your experience is a fruitful and long lasting one. With your support and participation, the conference will continue its success for a long time. The conference is supported by many universities and research institutes. Many professors play an important role in the successful holding of the conference, so we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and highest respects to them. They have worked very hard in reviewing papers and making valuable suggestions for the authors to improve their work. We also would like to express our gratitude to the external reviewers, for providing extra help in the review process, and to the authors for contributing their research result to the conference. Special thanks go to our publisher DEStech Publications. At the same time, we also express our sincere thanks for the understanding and support of every author. Owing to time constraints, imperfection is inevitable, and any constructive criticism is welcome. We hope you will have a technically rewarding experience, and use this occasion to meet old friends and make many new ones. Do not miss the opportunity to explore in Beijing, China. And do not forget to take a sample of the many and diverse attractions in the rest of the China. We wish all attendees an enjoyable scientific gathering in Beijing, China. We look forward to seeing all of you next year at the conference. The Conference Organizing Committees October 24–25, 2013 Beijing, China



Northern Idaho grazing management environmental impact statement

Northern Idaho grazing management environmental impact statement Author United States. Bureau of Land Management. Cottonwood Resource Area Headquarters
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028489782
Release 1981
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The Future of Arid Grasslands

The Future of Arid Grasslands Author Barbara Tellman
ISBN-10 9780788178122
Release 1999-04
Pages 392
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Proceedings of a conf. on the major problems facing grasslands in arid & semi-arid regions of the U.S. & Mexico & to seek solutions to those problems. Grasslands in many parts of the Southwest & northern Mexico are facing serious threats -- from urbanization & subdivision development to spread of invasive plant species to conflicts over grazing policy. Target groups for participation included private landowners, non-profit groups, government agencies, environmental advocates, economists, scientists, etc. Emphasized practical, hands-on mgmt. methods, including time in grasslands managed under a variety of techniques.



Grassland Management for Organic Farmers

Grassland Management for Organic Farmers Author David Younie
ISBN-10 1847973876
Release 2012
Pages 208
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A comprehensive practical manual on all aspects of organic grassland management, presenting down-to-earth advice backed up by scientific explanation Aimed primarily at organic farmers, agricultural students, and organic advisers and consultants, this guide will also be useful to the ever-increasing number of non-organic farmers wishing to move towards a low-carbon, clover-based grassland system. The author discusses making the most of clover and soil nitrogen mineralization, the role of herbs, and the efficient recycling of manures. He also covers reducing weed invasion, clean grazing systems for worm control, efficient grazing and conservation, and minimizing the environmental impact of grassland. The grass/clover ley plays a central role in most organic farms, since clover is the foundation stone for the whole farm system through its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. As well as providing an essential forage resource for farm livestock, grass/clover swards also form the basis of sustainable organic arable rotations.



Grassland management and nature conservation

Grassland management and nature conservation Author R. J. Haggar
ISBN-10 WISC:89050717347
Release 1994
Pages 336
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Grazing management

Grazing management Author British Grassland Society. Conference
ISBN-10 WISC:89065121675
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 270
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Quality pasture

Quality pasture Author Allan Nation
ISBN-10 WISC:89075293894
Release 1995-07
Pages 285
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