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EXTENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF GRASSLAND, IMPACT ON CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES AND FARM OUTPUT

Objective



The objective is the increase and maintenance of biological resources, particularly plant diversity, on extensively managed grasslands.
The project will establish target values for the major nutrients in extensive grasslands, based on their availability in existing grasslands rich in wild life resources in a range of sites. Techniques for reducing nutrient availability on de-intensified farmland will be evaluated.

The impact on forage production, quality and farm output of extensive grassland management designed to enhance and maintain biological resources will be quantified. The socio-economic value of grassland diversity on the development of tourism in less favoured regions will be analysed.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
Address
North Wyke Research Station
EX20 2SB Okehampton
United Kingdom
 

Participants (4)

CSIC
Spain
Address
Serrano 113
28006 Madrid
 
DLO
Netherlands
Address
P.o. Box 14
6700 AA Wageningen
 
RIJKS UNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
P.o. Box 14
9750 AA Haren
 
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universite 1
1348 Louvain-la-neuve