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Agronomy of Grassland Systems

Agronomy of Grassland Systems

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521568890

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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.

    • It provides a coherent synthesis of systems thinking in relation to grassland agronomy
    • It has new and highly innovative material which will be provocative for students and their teachers
    • It integrates traditional agronomic knowledge in a startlingly new context
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    '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

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521568890
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 95 b/w illus. 52 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Authors

    Craig J. Pearson, University of Queensland

    Ray L. Ison, The Open University, Milton Keynes

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