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Soil biodiversity and biogeochemical function in managed ecosystems
A complex combination of environmental, biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes determine soil biodiversity and its relationship to biogeochemical functions and ecosystem services. Vegetation, land-use, ...
Functional traits, morphology, and herbage production of vernalised and non-vernalised chicory cv. Choice (Cichorium intybus l.) in response to defoliation frequency and height
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) used in pastoral systems has the attributes required of a forage species to reduce animal urinary nitrogen loading to soil, increase milk production, and enhance milk fatty acid profile to ...
Grazing dairy cows with low milk urea nitrogen breeding values excrete less urinary urea nitrogen
There is an increasing pressure on temperate pastoral dairy production systems to reduce environmental impacts, coming from the inefficient use of N by cows in the form of excessive urinary N excretion and subsequent N ...