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Grasses and Grassland Aspects

Edited by Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

University of Abomey-Calavi

Renewed attention is being given to global agricultural productivity such as food security, food prices, financial viability of farm businesses under rising costs, declining availability and affordability of critical inputs including suitable land, etc.Thus, farming systems need to combine space maintenance and food herds in rural areas. Facing these new challenges, interest in grasses and grasslands as important forage systems has increased over the past 30 years, due to their economic, environmental, and ecological properties. A better use of economic and ecological potentials requires an understanding of their functions, and the development of tools for feeding herds, managing space, maintaining biodiversity, and limiting pollution.This book intends to provide the reader with the latest aspects on grasses and grassland for the well-being of farming systems.

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Grasses and Grassland AspectsEdited by Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

Published: April 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77919

ISBN: 978-1-78984-950-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-949-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-197-7

Copyright year: 2020

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582 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: Milestones in Grasses and Grassland Research

By Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

49

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2. Soil Moisture Regime and Mound Position Effects on Soil Water and Vegetation in a Native Tallgrass Prairie in the Mid-Southern United States of America

By Tyler J. Durre, Kristofor R. Brye, Lisa S. Wood and Edward E. Gbur

73

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3. Effects of Fire on Grassland Soils and Water: A Review

By Daniel George Neary and Jackson McMichael Leonard

119

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4. Increasing Warm-Season Native Grass Biomass Using Fire, Herbicide, and Nitrogen Applications

By Sharon A. Clay, Alexander Smart and David E. Clay

74

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5. Effects of Grazing Intensity on Belowground Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling

By Guiyao Zhou, Lingyan Zhou and Xuhui Zhou

74

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6. Small Grains as Winter Pasture in the Southern Great Plains of the United States

By Tadele T. Kumssa, Joshua D. Anderson, Twain J. Butler and Xue-Feng Ma

95

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7. Performance of Forage Crops and Grass Mixtures in Kosovo

By Sali Aliu, Imer Rusinovci, Shukri Fetahu and Dukagjin Zeka

101

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