Track 2-2-2: Plant-Animal Interactions, Grazing Behaviour and Plant Quarantine

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Plant-Animal Interactions, Grazing Behaviour and Plant Quarantine

Feed Intake and Diet Selection by Sheep on Rangeland at Two Phenological Stages in North Kordofan State, Sudan

Mohammed F. M. Fatur, University of Bahri, Sudan
Babo Fadlalla, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Abdelaziz K. Gaiballa, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Impact of the Last Grazing Time on the White Clover/Grass Swards Performance

Jonas Šlepetys, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania
Alvyra Slepetiene, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania

Bermuda Grass Hay Did Not Improve Performance of Stocker Calves Grazing Annual Ryegrass at a High Stocking Rate

Guillermo Scaglia, Louisiana State University

Mechanics of Combining Divergent Herbivores in Cultivated Pastures

James P. Muir, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
William D. Pitman, Louisiana State University
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., University of Florida
Jamie L. Foster, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

Soil Respiration in a Desert Steppe Varies by Different Grazing Regimes in Northern China

Xiangyang Hou, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhen Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Description of Leucaena On-Offer Browse at Different Leucaena Density

Enrique Cortés Díaz, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Laura Karen Trejo Arista, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Giovani Tonatiuh González Bonilla, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Pedro A. Martínez-Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico

Effect of Overgrazing and Enclosure on Ecosystem Functioning and Biological Capacity in the Typical Steppe

Xiangyang Hou, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhen Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Chemical Composition of Woody Species at Browsed Caatinga under Different Forage Allowance

Osniel F. de Oliveira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Márcio V. da Cunha, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
James P. Muir, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Evaristo J. Oliveira de Souza, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Felipe M. Saraiva, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Changes in Stable Fraction of Soil Organic Carbon and Microbial Structure in Response of Grazing Intensity

Wenjie Lu, China Agricultural University, China
Yingjun Zhang, China Agricultural University, China
Liu Nan, China Agricultural University, China

Effect of Sheep Grazing and Rainfall on the Ecology of Lasiurus sindicus-Dominated Grassland in Hot Arid Zone of India

Suresh Kumar, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
J. P. Singh, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
K. Venkatesan, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Plant and Animal Responses to Different Grazing Regimes on a Meadow Steppe in Northeast China

Deli Wang, Northeast Normal University, China
Zhiming Yang, Northeast Normal University, China
Ling Wang, Northeast Normal University, China

Radiation Use Efficiency on Campos Grasslands with Contrasting Grazing Methods

Patricia Basile, INIA, Uruguay
Oscar Blumetto, INIA, Uruguay
Daniel Formoso, INIA, Uruguay
Guadalupe Tiscornia, INIA, Uruguay

Anatomical Characteristics and Leaf Blade Digestibility of Five Panicum Genotypes under Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest System

Mariana Pereira, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Roberto G. Almeida, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Maria da Graça Morais, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Beatriz Lempp, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Brazil
Davi José Bungenstab, EMBRAPA, Brazil