Track 02-3: Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
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

Effects of Grass Growth Stage on Metabolisable Energy Concentration of Fresh Grass

Tianhai Yan, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK
C. P. Ferris, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK
M. G. Porter, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK
C. S. Mayne, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK

Plant Community and Soil Nutrient Characteristics of Trampling Disturbance in a Kobresia humilis Community along the Road in Naqu, Tibet

Jinhua Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Study on the Salt Resistance of Rhizobium in Gansu Province

X. F. Zhang, Gansu Agricultural University, China
S. L. Shi, Gansu Agricultural University, China
S. Q. Zhang, Gansu Agricultural University, China
R. F. Zhu, Gansu Agricultural University, China

Investigations on Soil Fertility of Medicago varia and Bromus inermis Stands

Yongliang Zhang, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, China
Kai Gao, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, China

Effects of K+ on Na+ Uptake and Accumulation in a Wild Halophyte Grass Suaeda maritime

Jinlin Zhang, Lanzhou University, China
Suomin Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Timothy J. Flowers, University of Sussex, UK
Jianyi Cai, Lanzhou University, China

Microbiological Quantitive Assessment on Soil Health in a Degraded Grassland

Ji Zhao, Inner Mongolia University, China
Jie Yang, Inner Mongolia University, China
Yuqing Shao, Inner Mongolia University, China

Response of Lanyin III Zoysiagrass to Watering and Fertilization

X. J. Zhong, South China Agricultural University, China
Jim M. Zhang, South China Agricultural University, China
J. Zhang, South China Agricultural University, China

Effects of Fertilizer and Plant Density on the Fresh Biomass of Sudan Grass

Zhongsheng Zhi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Guiping Yao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jianguang Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Meihua Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Meihua Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Study on Seasonal Change of Cu in System of Soil‐Grass‐Livestock on the Meadow around Qinghai Lake

Xuehui Zhou, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Hongshan Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Genzhu Chang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Xiaolin Miao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Jishan Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Nutrient Hotspots from Patch Burning in a Namibian Rangeland

I. Zimmermann, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
L. Tjilumbu, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
G. Diekmann, Farm Otjekongo, Namibia

Conservation Tillage Influence on Topsoil Aggregation and Carbon Content on the Loess Plateau, China

Jing Yang, Lanzhou University, China
Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China
Zhibiao Nan, Lanzhou University, China
Yining Niu, Lanzhou University, China
Liying Geng, Lanzhou University, China

Long‐Term Effects of Annual Applications of N and S Fertilizers to Grassland on Forage Yield, Rootmass, and Soil pH, Organic C and N on a Dark Gray Chernozem in North‐Central Saskatchewan

S. S. Malhi, Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, Canada
M. Nyborg, University of Alberta, Canada

Nutrition Management in Fodder Grass Production for Fisheries in Hubei

F. Chen, Chinese Academy of Science, China
J. W. Lu, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
X. K. Li, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
W. X. Li, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
H. X. Zhao, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
J. M. Lu, Datonghu State Farm, China

Study on the Relationship between Edaphon Amount and Soil Type in Desert Grassland

Ting Gao, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science, China
Fengxia Li, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science, China
Xiaogang Zhang, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science, China

Correlations between Soil Properties and Plant Growth for Special Synthetic Soils Added with Five Components Used in High‐and‐Cut Rock Slopes

Guijuan Gao, Guangdong Education Institute, China
Ruihong Han, South China Agriculture University, China

Effect of Gradually Water Stress and Recovery on Photosynthesis, Transpiration, and Stomatal Conductance in Two Plantago Species

A. Rahimi, Rafsanjan University, Iran
H. R. Rahimian Mashhadi, University of Tehran, Iran
M. R. Jahansoz, University of Tehran, Iran

Long‐Term Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Change in Semi Steppe Rangelands of Golestan National Park, Iran

Ramin Nourqolipour, Natural Resources Administration of Golestan Province, Iran
Mohammad Jafary, University of Tehran, Iran
M. Reza Bihamta, University of Tehran, Iran