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Improved Grassland Management - New Edition

By John Frame , Scott Laidlaw

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ISBN: 9781847972613
PUBLISHED: 23/08/2011
PAGES: 352
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 61 colour photographs

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.

Topics covered include:

  • Breeding and evaluation of new varieties of grass to meet current needs
  • New technology in establishing swards
  • Fertilizing and manuring practices and the underpinning science
  • 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

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" The core readership of this book will be students of agriculture and related disciplines, particularly undergraduate and college-course students and their lecturers, as well as farmers and advisers. It is well illustrated with many colour photos and graphs and tables, and written in a readable style. But there is also a wealth of grassland science here and anyone with an interest in the scientific and practical aspects of grassland should own this book. It is a book for individuals, not just for libraries. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Grass and Forage Science

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