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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Laidlaw, A S.
Improved Grassland Management.
New York : Crowood, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
A S Laidlaw; John Frame
|Description:||1 online resource (711 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 --
Types of Grassland In The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland; Area and Number of Ruminants; Sward Productivity; Survey Information; Rough Grazing; 2 --
Characteristics of Grasses and Legumes; Sown Grass Species; Other Sown Grass Species; Forage Legumes; Secondary Grasses; 3 --
Herbage Variety Evaluation; Classification of Maturity Groups; National List Varietal Evaluation; Recommended Lists; 4 --
Seed Mixtures; Choosing Seed Mixtures; Specimen Mixtures; Horse Paddocks; 5 --
Herbage Plant Breeding. Selection and Genetic ManipulationBreeding Objectives; Forage Legume Breeding; 6 --
Seed Production and Certification; Seed Grades and Standards; Seed Production and Usage; Seed Growing Rules and Regulations; Management of Seed Crops; Seed Harvesting; 7 --
Sward Establishment and Renovation; Cultivation and Sowing; Sward Renovation; 8 --
Controlling Weeds; Herbicides; Docks; Thistles; Ragwort; Common Chickweed; Nettles; Annual Meadow Grass; Rushes; Soft Brome; Bracken; Gorse and Broom; 9 --
Effect of Soils Factors on Grass; Soil Formation; Soil Components; Soil Texture and Structure; Soil Maps. CompactionRemedying Soil Compaction; 10 --
Weather, Water Control and Grass Growth; Temperature; Light; Rainfall; 11 --
Soil Fertility and Grass Production: Nitrogen; Response of Grass Swards to Nitrogen; Variation in Response to Nitrogen; Nitrates Directive and Nitrate Vulnerable Zones; Planning Nitrogen Fertilizer Application; 12 --
Soil Fertility and Grass Production: Lime and Mineral Nutrients; Nutrient Management Planning; Soil Sampling and Analysis; Lime; Phosphorus; Potassium; Sulphur; Magnesium; Sodium; Trace Elements; Blended Solid Fertilizers. Diagnosing the N, P, K and S Status of Forage Grass13 --
Using Organic Manures; Animal Slurry; Alternative Slurry Handling; Farmyard Manure; Sewage Sludge (Biosolids); Silage Effluent; 14 --
Feeding Value of Grass; Concentration of Nutrients; Digestibility; Metabolizable Energy; Protein; Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS); Intake; 15 --
Sward Growth and Development; Grass Tillering; Photosynthesis and Tissue Turnover; Seasonal Herbage Production; White Clover Development; 16 --
Components of Grazing; Defoliation; Intake; Nutrients in Excreta; Trampling; Sod Pulling. 17 --
Methods and Systems of GrazingContinuous Stocking; Rotational Grazing; Grazing System and Components of Intake; Creep Grazing; 'Clean' Grazing; Mixed Grazing; Zero Grazing; Silvopastoral Systems; Choosing a Grazing System; Grazing Systems for Hill Land; 18 --
Seasonal Objectives and Management; Spring Growth; Summer Management; Autumn Grass; Winter Growth and Management; Environmental Considerations in Extending the Grazing Season; 19 --
Silage Making; Silage in Systems; Fermentation; Respiration Losses; Wilting; Undesirable Microorganisms; Additive Use; Sealing; Silage Effluent.