News tagged with grazing

Kenya's hippos hard hit by drought

Kenya's persistent and bruising drought is having a serious impact on the country's wildlife, one of its main tourist attractions, obliging the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to feed hippos to keep them alive.

Aug 30, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

How grazing lands influence greenhouse gas

Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown. Previous research has emphasized the role of grazing ...

May 18, 2010 1 / 5 (1) 0

Probing the secrets of the ryegrasses

Loline alkaloids protect plants from attack by insects and have other interesting features that have yet to be studied in detail. Chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, Germany, have developed a method for ...

Jun 20, 2011 not rated yet 0

Grazing management effects on stream pollutants

Surface water quality is important for the proper function of aquatic ecosystems, as well as human needs and recreation. Pasturelands have been found to be major sources of sediment, phosphorus and pathogens in Midwest surface ...

Jul 21, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Using remote sensing to track invasive trees

A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists has refined remote sensing tools for identifying invasive Ashe juniper shrubs and trees in central Texas and nearby regions. These findings can help rangeland managers ...

May 21, 2010 not rated yet 0