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Session 2. Grassland and fodder crops in high output systems
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Effects of forage species and sward-lifting on compacted soil

Using shallow tillage (e.g.

PDF icon egf2015-Fychan - Effects of forage.pdf

Fychan R., Crotty F.V., Scullion J., Sanderson R. and Marley C.L.

Differentiation of cultivars within pasture grasses with regard to leaf tensile strength

The objective of this work was to analyse the differentiation of selected cultivars within five pasture grass species with regard to leaf tensile strength (LTS).

PDF icon egf2015-Golinski - Differentiation.pdf

Goliński P. and Golińska B.

An alternative system for classifying earliness in maize varieties in Sweden

Classifying earliness, or adaptation to a certain climate, is very important in varieties of maize (Zea mays L.).

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Halling M.A.

PastureBase Ireland – a National Grassland database for Ireland

PastureBase Ireland (PBI) is a web-based grassland management tool incorporating a dual function of grassland decision support and a central database to collate grassland data.

PDF icon egf2015-Hanrahan - PastureBase.pdf

Hanrahan L., Geoghegan A., O’Donovan M., Griffith V., Wallace M. and Shalloo L.

Effect of cutting frequency of four red clover cultivars on forage yield and persistence

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L) is the most important perennial legume cultivated in Central and Northern Europe.

PDF icon egf2015-Hejduk - Effect.pdf

Hejduk S.

Calibration of five rising plate meters in the Netherlands

To obtain good grassland management, especially under grazing, requires accurate information about grass growth. In the Netherlands several methods have been introduced to estimate herbage mass.

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Holshof G., Stienezen M.W.J. and Galama P.G.

Grazing and difficult circumstances: economic benefits depend on milk price and grazing efficiency

Dairy herds in the Netherlands will increase in size in the coming years, due to the imminent abolition of milk quotas. Also more farms will make use of automatic milking systems (AMS).

PDF icon egf2015-Holshof - Grazing.pdf

Holshof G., Evers A.G., De Haan M.H.A. and Galama P.G.

Different harvesting strategies and cultivar mixtures for grass silage production in Finland

Scandinavian milk and beef production is based on high-quality grass silage.

PDF icon egf2015-Hyrkas - Different.pdf

Hyrkäs M., Sairanen A., Kykkänen S., Virkajärvi P. and Isolahti M.

Performance and quality of legume monocultures and grass-legume mixtures during two dry years

The paper presents the effect of weather variables on performance and herbage quality of legume monocultures and grass-legume mixtures.

PDF icon egf2015-Kizekovа - Performance.pdf

Kizeková M., Jančová Ľ., Dugátová Z., Čunderlík J., Kanianska R., Makovníková J. and Tomaškin J.

The effect of potassium on dry matter production and nutritive value of grass on three different soil types

In Finland, grass yield response to potassium (K) fertilization varies with soil acid-extractable potassium (KHCl) availability, rather than the traditionally used measure of soil acid ammonium ace

PDF icon egf2015-Kykkanen - The effect of potassium.pdf

Kykkänen S., Virkajärvi P., Hyrkäs M., Järvenranta K., Kurki P. and Suomela R.

Productive longevity of different alfalfa varieties in the Central non-Chernozem region

Productive longevity of different alfalfa varieties depends on soil fertility, weather conditions, intensity of use and disease incidence.

PDF icon egf2015-Lazarev - Productive.pdf

Lazarev N.N. and Starodubtseva A.M.

Potential of fodder trees in high-output dairy systems

The reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has created renewed interest in the implementation of agroforestry and silvopastoral systems.

PDF icon egf2015-Luske - Potential.pdf

Luske B. and Van Eekeren N.

A comparison of two grazing regimes during lactation for improving the sustainability of Latxa dairy sheep system

Land use and grazing management practices have changed during the last decades as a result of the intensification of traditional pasture-based systems.

PDF icon egf2015-Mandaluniz - A comparison.pdf

Mandaluniz N., Arranz J. and Ruiz R.

The effects of cultivation date and method on the establishment of lucerne in the UK

Dairy farmers are under increasing pressure to maximise their use of home-grown high-protein forages to achieve sustainable intensification.

PDF icon egf2015-Marley - The effects.pdf

Marley C.L., Scott M.B., Davies J.W., Sanderson R. and Fychan R.

The effect of tetraploid and diploid perennial ryegrass swards sown with and without clover on milk and herbage production

An experiment to investigate the impact of tetraploid and diploid perennial ryegrass swards sown with and without white clover on the productivity of spring milk production systems was established

PDF icon egf2015-McCarthy - The effect.pdf

McCarthy B., Dineen M., Guy C., Coughlan F. and Gilliland T.

Alleviating soil compaction can increase grassland productivity: a demonstration project

An estimated 70% of grassland soils in England and Wales exhibit signs of surface compaction.

PDF icon egf2015-McConnell - Alleviating.pdf

McConnell D.A. and Evans C.

Calibration of an automated grass height measurement tool equipped with global positioning system to enhance the precision of grass measurement in pasture-based farming systems

Irish and European pasture-based systems of farming rely upon precise grass measurement and allocation to (1) achieve optimal economic return, as grazed grass is the cheapest feed source, and (2) t

PDF icon egf2015-McSweeney - Calibration.pdf

McSweeney D., Foley C., Halton P. and O’Brien B.

The effect of different grass species and fertilization level in fodder galega mixtures

Fodder galega (Galega orientalis Lam.) is a forage legume that has been grown in Estonia for approximately 43 years.

PDF icon egf2015-Meripold - The effect.pdf

Meripõld H., Tamm U., Tamm S. and Võsa T.

Forage quality screening of Lolium multiflorum Lam. cultivars appropriate for high carbohydrate rations

High merit cows (>10.000 l cow‑1 year‑1) are usually fed rations high in carbohydrates and low in fibre.

PDF icon egf2015-Muller - Forage.pdf

Müller J. and Jänicke H.

Effect of chloride fertilisation on dietary cation-anion difference forage species

The dietary cation and anion difference (DCAD) is an important property when assessing feed for dry cows in order to avoid hypocalcaemia following calving.

PDF icon egf2015-Nesheim- Effect.pdf

Nesheim L., Synnes O.M. and Langerud A.

Establishing trampling-resistant mixed swards: a comparison of four seed mixtures

Increasing herd size often brings major challenges in maintaining dense swards, especially near cow houses.

PDF icon egf2015-Nilsdotter-Linde - Establishing.pdf

Nilsdotter-Linde N., Salomon E., Adolfsson N. and Spörndly E.

Controlling docks (Rumex obtusifolius L.) using herbicides applied to seedling or established grassland

Docks are a widespread problem associated with intensively managed grassland. The experimental site was reseeded with perennial ryegrass in October 2009.

PDF icon egf2015-ODonovan - Controlling.pdf

O’Donovan T., Casey I.A. and Humphreys J.

Benchmarking European permanent grassland production and utilization at national and regional levels

Grassland benchmarking was defined within the EIP-Agri Focus Group ‘Permanent grassland’ as an important subject because within Europe there are differences in grass production between countries an

PDF icon egf2015-ODonovan - Benchmarking.pdf

O’Donovan M., Elsaesser M., Peeters A., Hulin S. and Brandsma J.

Developing a predictive model for grass growth in grass-based milk production systems

In temperate regions grazed grass is the most economical means of feeding dairy cows. Grass growth is highly variable within and between years.

PDF icon egf2015-Paillette - Developing a.pdf

Paillette C.A., Delaby L., Shalloo L., O’Connor D. and Hennessy D.

Organic fertilization on mountain grassland

Semi-natural grassland in the Central area of Apuseni Mountains, Romania is fertilized only with organic fertilizers. Manure from cows and horses is applied in quantities of 6 to 10 Mg ha‑1.

PDF icon egf2015-Plesa - Organic.pdf

Pleșa A., Rotar I., Păcurar F., Vidican R., Balázsi A. and Stoian V.