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Improving grassland/forage quality and management to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions

Code: 9781801462426
Michael O'Donovan, Teagasc, Ireland

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews grazing management strategies that can contribute to reducing livestock greenhouse gas emissions. Strategies discussed include grazing season length and timing as well as sward structure and quality, including dry matter and clover content. The chapter also discusses the use of condensed tannin legumes such as chicory and plantain, as well as measurement issues including life cycle assessment.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0077.11
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Grassland areas and productivity in Europe 3 The challenge of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock 4 Grazing management to combat climate change: grazing season 5 Grazing management to combat climate change: sward structure and quality 6 Grazing management to combat climate change: legume forages 7 Grazing management to combat climate change: measurement issues 8 Conclusion 9 Where to look for further information 10 References

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