Grazing Management

Grazing Management

1st Edition - December 2, 2012

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  • Author: John Vallentine
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139663

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Introduction to Grazing. Grazing Effects on Plants and Soils. Spatial Patterns in Grazing. Manipulation Grazing Distribution. Grazing and Herbivore Nutrition. Grazing Activities and Behavior. Plant Selection in Grazing. Kind and Mix of Grazing Animals. Grazing Animal Intake and Equivalence. Grazing Capacity Inventory. Grazing Intensity. Grazing Seasons. Grazing Systems. Part I. Grazing Systems. Part II. Appendix. Terminology. Literature Cited. Index of Plants. Subject Index.

Key Features

  • Comparison of types of grazing land with grazing animals
  • Evaluation of productivity of forage plants under different grazing regimes
  • Examination of specialized grazing systems
  • Development of inventories of grazing resources
  • Determination of nutritive quality of various forages
  • Sustainability of forage plant vigor and productivity

Readership

Junior and senior-level undergraduates in range/forage management and production, those working in state extension services, regional land management agencies, state departments of agriculture, and conservation service agencies

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Grazing.
    Grazing Effects on Plants and Soils.
    Spatial Patterns in Grazing.
    Manipulation Grazing Distribution.
    Grazing and Herbivore Nutrition.
    Grazing Activities and Behavior.
    Plant Selection in Grazing.
    Kind and Mix of Grazing Animals.
    Grazing Animal Intake and Equivalence.
    Grazing Capacity Inventory.
    Grazing Intensity.
    Grazing Seasons.
    Grazing Systems.
    Part I. Grazing Systems.
    Part II. Appendix.
    Terminology.
    Literature Cited.
    Index of Plants.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 533
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: December 2, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139663

About the Author

John Vallentine

Affiliations and Expertise

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.

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