Diversity may reduce our reliance on fertiliser

Ecologists have, for the first time, teased out the many interacting factors that explain why species diversity and productivity vary so greatly between different grassland ecosystems across the globe.

Latent effects of blizzard a concern for cow-calf producers

As the snow melts away from Winter Storm Goliath and cattle are gathered back into pens and pastures, cow-calf producers should continue to watch their animals for lingering after-effects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife ...

Food for thought: Use more forages in livestock farming

Small-scale livestock farming in the tropics can become more intensive yet sustainable if more and better forage is used to feed the animals being reared. This could benefit farming endeavours in rural South Asia, sub-Saharan ...

Eye in the sky aids stocking rates

Satellite imagery of rangelands properties can help pastoralists determine pasture growth and plan appropriate stocking levels, according to research at Liveringa Station in the Kimberley.

Sheep benefit from grazing spring crops

Scientists have used a computer modelling program to determine the benefits of grazing sheep on spring wheat crops instead of pasture.

Regenerative agriculture offering greater plant biodiversity

The European project LIFE REGEN FARMING, led by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia, is seeking to produce healthier, more fertile pastures that offer greater plant biodiversity. ...

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