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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.
A fully updated and revised edition that 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.
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