"As greater demands for food production are placed on a limited land base, it becomes increasingly urgent to improve grazing management for the efficient and sustainable production of livestock. It is important not only to maximize meat production but to conserve the forage resource. This requires a fundamental understanding of the processes of grazing and response of the plant. This collection of edited chapters addresses many of the principles affecting the interactions between plants and animals on pasture. It does this in 14 chapters partitioned into three parts focusing on plants, animals, and their integration in population dynamics and grazing systems. . . . The strengths of the book are its emphasis on basic concepts that are often generalized with the use of conceptual models or hypotheses. . . . [T]he book makes a good text for advanced courses in grassland ecology and an excellent reference for use by professionals."--Journal of Environmental Quality
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The understanding and management of land resources used by grazing animals are of major importance to ecologists and agricultural and envionmental scientists. This book synthesizes a range of perspectives on grazing systems, drawn from plant science, animal science and ecology. It outlines the principles of herbage growth and competition, of animal nutrition and grazing behaviour, and of the interactions of plant and animal factors. Chapters on the management of grazing systems cover both intensive and extensive systems (including rangelands) from all major agroecological zones of the world. The book is suitable for advanced students and research workers concerned with plant science (especially grasslands), animal science (especially ruminants), and natural and agricultural ecosystems.
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Descripción CAB International. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0851991076 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW4.0544162
Descripción CAB International, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0851991076
Descripción CABI Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 480 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0851991076