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Graded management intensity of grassland systems for enhancing floristic diversity

Koch, B.; Meister, E.

Livestock farming systems: integrating animal science advances into the search for sustainability Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on livestock farming systems, Posieux, Fribourg, Switzerland, 19-20 August 1999: 176-178

2000


Accession: 003788056

The objective of our research is to maintain and enhance the richness of wildlife species, landscape diversity and economic competitiveness of grassland-ruminant systems. This may be accomplished by a diversified, graded management intensity of pastures and meadows (Dietl 1990), resulting in a network of intensively and extensively used grassland and other semi-natural habitats. Botanical diversity is thus increased on both a habitat and landscape level.

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