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

Beef Cattle Performance in a Silvopastoral System Fertilized with N and K, in Brazilian Cerrado

F. S. Bernardino, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
R. Garcia, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
J. C. L. Neves, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
R. G. Tonucci, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Characterization of Soil Properties under Legume and Non‐Legume Tree Canopies Occurring in Signal Grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.) Pastures

José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
M. A. Lira, Instituto Agronômico de Pernambuco, Brazil
M. V. F. Santos, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
D. M. Barros, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
M. A. Silva, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandre C. L. de Mello, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

Beef Cattle Performance in a Silvopastoral System in Brazilian Cerrado

R. Garcia, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
F. S. Bernardino, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
J. C. L. Neves, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
R. G. Tonucci, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
K. F. Gobbi, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Saltbush Alley Cropping Effects on Crop and Livestock Production On‐Farm in the Dry Areas of Northern Syria

F. Ghassali, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
A. E. Osman, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
A. Larbi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
M. Singh, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
J. Tiedeman, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
B. Norton, Center for the Management of Arid Environments, Australia

Morphological and Anatomical Characteristics of Forage Peanut under Shade

K. F. Gobbi, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
R. Garcia, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
A. F. Garcez Neto, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
M. C. Ventrella, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
O. G. Pereira, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
G. C. Rocha, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

N Mineralization in Soil from 5‐and 9‐Year Lucerne Stands on the Loess Plateau

Fanghu Han, Lanzhou University, China
Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China

A Successful Approach to Integrating Wildlife Management into Grassland and Rangeland Conservation in the United States

L. Peter Heard, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Terrell Erickson, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Wendell Gilgert, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dennis Thompson, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Factors Affecting Pasture Growth in a Densely Planted Willow Browse Block

Z. Hussain, Massey University, New Zealand
Peter D. Kemp, Massey University, New Zealand
David J. Horne, Massey University, New Zealand
I. K. D. Jaya, Massey University, New Zealand

Farmer‐Participatory Evaluation of Summer Feeding Strategies in Afghanistan: Growth of Cow‐Calf Pairs Grazing Native Pasture Supplemented with Oil‐Seed Cake

A. Larbi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
S. Nezamuddin, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
S. Mahmood, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
M. Najibulla, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
K. Amegbeto, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria

Seeding Rate and Cultivar Effect on Bahiagrass Establishment

Y. C. Newman, University of Florida
Jason A. Ferrell, University of Florida
A. R. Blount, University of Florida
Lynn E. Sollenberger, University of Florida