Grasses:multifunctionally used

Tsvetoslav Mihovsky, Alex De Vliegher, Suzana Kratovalieva

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    Grasslands: mixtures of grass, clover and other leguminous species, dicotyledonous, herbs and shrubs, contribute to a high degree to the struggle against erosion and to the regularization of water regimes, to the purification of fertilizers and pesticides and to biodiversity.

    They have an aesthetic role and recreational function as far as they provide public access.

    Grassland will continue to be an important form of land use in Europe, but with increased diversity in management objectives and systems used.
    Besides its role as basic nutrient for herbivores and ruminants, grasslands have opportunities for an adding value by exploiting positive health characteristics in animal products from grassland and through the delivery of environmental benefits.

    But even for grassland it is very difficult to create a good frame for its different tasks (1) the provision of forage for livestock, (2) protection and conservation of soil and water resources, (3) furnishing a habitat for wildlife, both flora and fauna and (4) contribution to the attractiveness of the landscape. Nevertheless it is the only crop, able to fulfil so many tasks and to fit so many requirements.
    TaalMeerdere talen
    TijdschriftJournal of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans
    Pagina's (van-tot)824-833
    Aantal pagina's9
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2012
    Evenement15th International Scientific Conference Ecological Issues of Mountain Agriculture - Troyan, Bulgarije
    Duur: 31-mei-20121-jun-2012

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