Production potential of grassland and fodder crops in high output systems in the low countries in north western Europe and how to deal with limiting factors

Dirk Reheul, Mathias Cougnon, Benny De Cauwer, Jolien Swanckaert, Joke Pannecoucque, Tommy D'Hose, Thijs Vanden Nest, Eddy De Caesteker, Roel Vaes, Alain Peeters, Joost Baert, Alex De Vliegher

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    The farming community currently growing fodder crops and grassland in areas with intensive dairy production in the EU is confronted with opportunities and threats related to (1) characteristics of cropping systems, (2) scientific and technological developments, (3) tightening of regulations, (4) scarcity of land and restricted freedom of use of the land, (5) changing climate and (6) changes in consumer attitudes and behaviour. Using highly productive varieties in appropriate crop rotations, and applying good agricultural practices, offers opportunities for reducing environmental impacts hence proactively preventing further strengthening of the regulations. The scarcity of land in densely populated areas and ongoing restrictions on the freedom to use the land are confronting intensive dairy farmers with problems for which technical solutions may not bring relief. The decreasing consumption of animal products in the developed world may change land use in the future.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    TitelGrassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems
    Plaats productieWageningen
    UitgeverijEuropean Grassland Federation
    Publicatiedatum15-jun-2015
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 15-jun-2015
    Evenement18th EGF Symposium on "Grassland and Forage in High Output Dairy Farming Systems" - Wageningen, Nederland
    Duur: 15-jun-201517-jun-2015

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