Agronomy of Grassland Systems

Agronomy of Grassland Systems

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The challenges facing grassland agronomists are becoming increasingly complex, with environmental and ethical issues assuming a greater significance alongside more conventional technical aspects. This new expanded edition, with an increased emphasis on systems thinking, has been revised to reflect current concerns, knowledge and practice. As such it addresses the need for a different approach to grassland agronomy, providing novel and provocative material to instruct, stimulate and enthuse the reader.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 95 b/w illus. 52 tables
  • 1139163965
  • 9781139163965

Review quote

'This view of grassland management as applied ecology is the singular unique strength of the book.' Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 'A successful synthesis of science and systems thinking has been achieved in a very compact form.' Agricultural Systems 'The book can be well recommended to students, teachers and practitioners of agriculture as a general overview of grassland systems as well as looking at those in a new and different light.' Journal of Agronomy and Crop Scienceshow more

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Overview: perspectives on grassland systems; 2. The emergence of grassland systems; 3. Generation; 4. Vegetative growth; 5. Flowering and seed production; 6. Mineral nutrition; 7. Herbage quality and animal intake; 8. Grassland - animal interactions and management; 9. Grassland systems design; References; Index.show more