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Seasonal distribution of production of Apennine grasslands described from sward height

Bagella, Simonetta and Roggero, Pier Paolo (2004) Seasonal distribution of production of Apennine grasslands described from sward height. Options méditerranéennes. Série A: Séminaires méditerranéens, Vol. 61 , p. 123-127. ISSN 1016-121X. Article.

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Abstract

In the Apennine region, grassland grazing is at the root of the livestock system. It is essential to maintain the current level of biodiversity and to create the conditions for the development of the local rural society. This paper presents a simplified integrated approach between botany and agronomy to characterise the grassland space-time production pattern, based on the grazed sward height (SH) compared to a reference 28-day cutting interval, measured on well characterised pastoral facies. In this context, SH proved to be an effective indicator of herbage productivity, particularly to assess the time-space yield dynamics, which is relevant to rangeland management. SH measurements are quick and allow the estimate of grassland production on more sampling areas than destructive methods. This information can be used to support the space-time organisation of infrastructures and activities in the rangeland, to achieve a sustainable balance between grass production and animal grazing.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:489
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Apennine, grasslands, grazing management, productivity, weighted plate, time-space dynamics
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/03 Botanica ambientale e applicata
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze botaniche, ecologiche e geologiche
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze agronomiche e genetica vegetale agraria
Publisher:CIHEAM-IAMZ
ISSN:1016-121X
Additional Information:Paper presented at "Evolutions of sheep and goat production systems: future of extensive systems and changes in society": Seminar of the sub-network on production systems of the FAO-CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research and Development Network on sheep and goats, Alghero (Italy), 4-6 April 2002.
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