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Developments, Opportunities, Perspectives

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ISBN 9781578083596
Published January 7, 2005 by CRC Press
556 Pages

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Book Description

This book looks at significant current grassland problems and issues, and provides an insight into grassland productivity in diverse areas of the world, with their various production systems. There is a focus on recent technical advances and the prospects for further innovation, through twenty-one chapters by eminent grassland scientists, grouped into seven sections - forage germplasm; forage conservation; grass-based systems and organic production; climate change, biodiversity and biotechnology; geographical information systems; farmer and pastoralist participation; and regional developments. The book is timely in view of the expanding human and livestock populations, especially in arid and semi-arid environments, with the consequent pressure on the world's grasslands.

Table of Contents

Forage Germplasm: Prospects for Temperate Forage Legumes; The Future Role of Forage Legumes in the Mediterranean Climatic Areas; New Grasses and Legumes: Advances and Perspectives for the Tropical Zones of Latin America; Perspectives on Forage Tree Legumes Forage Conservation: Silage: A Global Perspective; Prospects for Haying Systems Around the World Grass-based Systems and Organic Production: Meat and Milk Production from Grass-based Systems; New Zealand's Pastoral Industries: Efficient Use of Pastoral Resources; Organic Grassland: Principles, Practices and Potential Climate Change, Biodiversity and Biotechnology: Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Global Climate Change: Management Implications for Grazinglands; Biodiversity in Grasslands: Current Changes and Scenarios for the Future; Biotechnological Approaches to Temperate Forage Improvement Geographical Information Systems (GIS): GIS-based Forage Species Adaptation Mapping; The Application of Remote Sensing Technology to Grassland Resource Management in China Farmer and Pastoralist Participation: New Forages for Smallholder Livestock Systems in Southeast Asia: Recent Developments, Impacts and Opportunities; Pastoralists, Present and Future: Rangeland Development in West Asia and North Africa Regional Developments: Forage and Ruminant Livestock Integration in Tree Crop Plantations of Southeast Asia; Intensive Forage Production in Smallholder Dairy Farming in Eastern Africa; Rural Depopulation and Grassland Management in Patagonia; Australian Temperate Grasslands: Changing Philosophies and Future Prospects; The Future for Savannah and Tropical Grasslands: A Latin American Perspective

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