Sustainable livestock production in sub-arctic Alaska: Plant and soil responses to simulated intensively managed grazing

Sustainable livestock production in sub-arctic Alaska: Plant and soil responses to simulated... •Intensive managed rotational grazing (IMRG) was simulated to test on sub-arctic pastures.•Combinations of manure and herbivory improved forage yield over control.•Combinations of manure and trampling improved soil nutrient cycling over control.•Combinations of manure, herbivory, and trampling improved both forage yield and soil N.•Grazing management may improve pastures health compared to fallowing in Alaska. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Sustainable livestock production in sub-arctic Alaska: Plant and soil responses to simulated intensively managed grazing

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.12.015
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Abstract

•Intensive managed rotational grazing (IMRG) was simulated to test on sub-arctic pastures.•Combinations of manure and herbivory improved forage yield over control.•Combinations of manure and trampling improved soil nutrient cycling over control.•Combinations of manure, herbivory, and trampling improved both forage yield and soil N.•Grazing management may improve pastures health compared to fallowing in Alaska.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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