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dc.contributor.author Collins, Rosemary P.
dc.contributor.author Helgadottir, Aslaug
dc.contributor.author Porqueddu, C.
dc.contributor.author Sebastia, M. T.
dc.contributor.author Luscher, A.
dc.contributor.author Connolly, J.
dc.contributor.author Fothergill, Mick
dc.contributor.editor Luscher, A.
dc.contributor.editor Jeangros, B.
dc.contributor.editor Kessler, W.
dc.contributor.editor Huguenin, O.
dc.contributor.editor Lobsiger, M.
dc.contributor.editor Millar, N.
dc.contributor.editor Suter, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T14:25:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T14:25:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-21
dc.identifier.citation Collins , R P , Helgadottir , A , Porqueddu , C , Sebastia , M T , Luscher , A , Connolly , J , Fothergill , M , Luscher , A (ed.) , Jeangros , B (ed.) , Kessler , W (ed.) , Huguenin , O (ed.) , Lobsiger , M (ed.) , Millar , N (ed.) & Suter , D (ed.) 2009 , ' Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments - COST Action 852 ' . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 132168
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3878
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3878
dc.description Helgadottir, A., Connolly, J., Fothergill, M., Collins, R. P., Porqueddu, C., Luscher, A., Sebastia, M. T., Kreuzer, M., Wachendorf, M. (2004). Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments - COST Action 852.   Page 9 in: Luscher A., Jeangros, B., Kessler, W., Huguenin, O., Lobsiger, M., Millar, N., Suter, D. (eds). Land use systems on grassland dominated regions. Grassland Science in Europe, 9. European Grassland Federation (EGF) 20th General Meeting, Luzern, Switzerland, 21-24 June 2004. en
dc.description.abstract 'Land Use Systems in Grassland Dominated Regions' was the stimulating theme of the 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. This topic was not solely tailored to Switzerland and the other countries in the Alpine zone, but also to all other European regions dominated by grassland. In such regions, grasslands are fundamental for agricultural production and landscape value, including the conservation of natural resources. Changes or losses of the basic functions of grassland can have dramatic impacts on regional developments in grassland areas. In adapting these functions, grassland farming faces tremendous challenges caused by economic, political and technical factors. The emphasis of the conference was on five aspects. The first topic dealt with the difficulty in combining ecological and economic goals on a farm scale and at a regional level under given ecological conditions and agro-environmental policy regimes. The second was dedicated to the fact that grassland meets human needs through the services that it provides to society. This was shown by highlighting the benefits and potential risks of grassland systems. The third aspect concerned the efficient use of plant nutrients in soil-plant-animal systems in order to optimise grass growth and minimise environmental impacts. The fourth session concentrated on the relevance of forage quality for the quality and safety of dairy and meat products, and the last session was dedicated to the transfer of knowledge into agricultural practise. EGF is a forum for research workers, advisors, teachers, farmers and policy makers with active interest in all aspects of grasslands in Europe. These aspects include management of all types of grasslands for production, utilization, amenities and conservation purposes. EGF has as its objectives: - to facilitate and maintain close contact between Grassland Organizations in Europe - to promote the interchange of scientific and practical experience between grassland experts - to initiate conferences and other meetings on all aspects of grassland production and utilization in Europe. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments - COST Action 852 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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