Track 10-1: Integration of Crops, Forage and Forest Systems

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Integration of Small Holder Crop‐Forage‐Livestock Systems in South East Asia--an Eastern Indonesian Case Study

Neil D. MacLeod, CSIRO, Australia
Shaun Lisson, CSIRO, Australia
Cam McDonald, CSIRO, Australia
Jeff P. Corfield, University of Tasmania, Australia
Rachmat Rahman, Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian Sulsel, Indonesia
Ketut Puspadi, Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian Sulsel, Indonesia

Integrating Forage into Traditional Farming System in the Western Loess Plateau, China--Challenges, Constraints and the Future

Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China
Murray Unkovich, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Zhibiao Nan, Lanzhou University, China

Traditional Uses of Wild Grasses amongst Three Kenyan Farming Communities

N. M. Nganga, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
F. N. Muyekho, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
Z. R. Khan, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya
R. S. Copeland, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya

Pasture Management Strategies to Support Sustainable Production of Dual Purpose Farms in Western Venezuela

Dario Osechas, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Ligia Becerra, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

From Forages to Perennial Grain Polycultures: Illinois Bundleflower‐Intermediate Wheatgrass Dual Purpose Mixtures

V. D. Picasso, Iowa State University
E. C. Brummer, University of Georgia
M. Liebman, Iowa State University

The Impact of a Wide-Spread Insect Outbreak and Subsequent Timber Harvesting on Forested Rangelands

Matthew D. Braun, Ministry of Forests and Range, Canada

Exploitation Enhancement of Buffaloes Manure Application vs Conventional Cultivation in Intensive Two Forage Cropping Models per Year--Results on Agronomic Purposes

Pasquale Martiniello, Istituto Sperimentale Colture Foraggere, Italy
E. Sabia, Istituto Sperimentale Colture Foraggere, Italy
E. Rossi, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia , Italy
S. Concetti, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia , Italy

Intake and Nutritional Value of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu in a Silvopastoral System

Rogerio M. Mauricio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
N. M. Rodriguz, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
L. F. Sousa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
E. O. S. Saliba, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
L. C. Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
G. R. Moreira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Integrating Dual‐Purpose Wheat Crops into Different Sheep Production Systems in Southern Australia: Impacts on Livestock, Economic Returns and Risk

Andrew D. Moore, CSIRO, Australia
H. Dove, CSIRO, Australia
W. M. Kelman, CSIRO, Australia

Impact of Preceding Cropping and Cutting Height on Stand Uniformity of Corn

S. Morita, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
T. Kanno, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
S. Kurokawa, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
S. Sato, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Y. Yoshimura, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan

Simulating Options for Managing Seasonal and Annual Variations in Feed Supply of Mixed Crop/Livestock Systems in Sub‐Tropical Australia

Lindsay W. Bell, CSIRO, Australia

Alleviating Poverty and Managing Natural Resources through Integrated Crop‐Livestock Systems Research in Western China

William D. Bellotti, University of Adelaide, Australia
Z. B. Nan, Lanzhou University, China
Y. Y. Shen, Lanzhou University, China
F. J. Hou, Lanzhou University, China
S. Pain, University of Adelaide, Australia
Lihua Li, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaoyan Wang, Lanzhou University, China