Keynote Lectures

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 Keynote Lectures

Front Matter [Preface and List of Contributors]

National Organizing Committee, International Grassland Congress

Grassland Resources and Protections in the Yellow River Source Zone on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Xilai Li, Qinghai University, China
Gary J. Brierley, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Youming Qiao, Qinghai University, China
George L. W. Perry, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jay King Gao, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Production, Persistence and Diversity of Species in Temperate Grasslands

Meredith L. Mitchell, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia
Brendan P. Christy, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia

Promising Forage Options to Enhance Livestock Production in Mediterranean Climate Agricultural Systems

Serkan Ates, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Hayley C. Norman, CSIRO Agriculture, Australia
Hichem Ben Salem, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Bradley Nutt, Murdoch University, Australia
Harun Cicek, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan

New Methodologies for Grasslands Monitoring

Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Center, Poland
Piotr Goliñski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Marit Jorgensen, Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research, Norway
Jørgen Mølmann, Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research, Norway
Gregory Taff, Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research, Norway
Monika Tomaszewska, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Center, Poland
Barbara Goliñska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Maria Budzynska, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Center, Poland
Martyna Gatkowska, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Center, Poland

Grazing Management Options for Maintaining Optimum Pasture Composition and Utilization

Glen E. Aiken, US Department of Agriculture

Using Various Lactic Acid Bacteria Strains during Forage Conservation towards Fermentation, Storage, Nutritive Value and Safety Improvement

Jonas Jatkauskas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Vilma Vrotniakiene, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Enhancing Grassland Productivity through Disease Management of Grass and Forage Species

Tingyu Duan, Lanzhou University, China
Chunjie Li, Lanzhou University, China
Yanzhong Li, Lanzhou University, China
Yu Binhua, Lanzhou University, China
Nan Zhibiao, Lanzhou University, China

Traditional Livestock Production and Growth Opportunities in India

S. M. Deb, ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, India

Nutrient Movements through Ruminant Livestock Production Systems

Adegbola T. Adesogan, University of Florida
Jose C. B. Dubeux, University of Florida
Lynn E. Sollenberger, University of Florida

Management of Pasture Soils: Biochar Stability, Carbon Storage Potential and Its Effect on Production and Quality

Bhupinder Pal Singh, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Australia
Yunying Fang, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Australia
Mark Boersma, University of Tasmania, Australia
Damian Collins, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Australia
Lukas Van Zwieten, Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute, Australia
Lynne M. Macdonald, CSIRO Agriculture Flagship, Australia

Grassland Renovation and Consequences for Nutrient Management

Johannes Isselstein, University of Göttingen, Germany
Manfred Kayser, University of Göttingen, Germany

Nitrogen Management of Forages in Relation to Gaseous Emissions – New Approaches and Considerations

Shabtai Bittman, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Derek Hunt, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Productivity and Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Different Species of Vetches (Vicia spp.) under the Rainfed Conditions of West Asia

Ali Abd El Moneim, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Mohan C. Saxena, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Rainwater Harvesting and Its Impact on Farming Systems

J. S. Samra, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, India

Livestock Production from Grasslands with Improved Management Compared to Traditional Management

Florian Leiber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Strengthening Livelihood of Rural Farmer Populations through Improved Grasslands

Sujatha Premaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
S. C. Somasiri, Coconut Research Institute, Sri Lanka

Potential of Forages in Crop Diversification and Crop Rotation

Martin H. Entz, University of Manitoba, Canada
Joanne Thiessen Martens, University of Manitoba, Canada

Forage Seed Quality: Dormancy, Standards and Quarantine

J. G. Hampton, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Quality Seed Production and Effective Marketing Systems for Development of Grasslands

M. Philip Rolston, AgResearch, New Zealand

Impact of Market Forces on Product Quality and Grassland Condition

David L. Michalk, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Jian Ping Wu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Warwick B. Badgery, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
David R. Kemp, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Exploitation of Wastelands for Fodder Production and Agroforestry

Gurbachan Singh, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, India

Scouting Benefits and Developing Innovations in Temperate Grassland to Sustainable Agriculture Production

Walter Ayala, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Uruguay
Ethel Barrios, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Uruguay
Ignacio Macedo, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Uruguay
Jorge Sawchik, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Uruguay
José Terra, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Uruguay

Stakeholders Integration for Sustainable Use of Temperate Forage/Livestock Agriculture

Garry D. Lacefield, University of Kentucky
Don Ball, Auburn University

Socio-Cultural Factors Challenging Development Interventions in Cattle Production in the Remote Areas of Vietnam

Duong-Nam Ha, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam
Pham-Van Hung, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam
Tran-The Cuong, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam
Ninh-Xuan Trung, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam
Tran-Van Long, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam
Laurie Bonney, University of Tasmania, Australia
Peter A. Lane, University of Tasmania, Australia
Guillaume Duteurtre, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, France
Stephen Ives, University of Tasmania, Australia

EverGraze: A Partnership between Researchers, Farmers and Advisors to Deliver Effective Grassland Management

Warwick B. Badgery, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
Kate Sargeant
Michael Friend
Scott Glyde
Paul Sanford
Ralph Behrendt
Meredith L. Mitchell, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia
Sean Murphy
Angela Avery

Problems and Prospects of Grassland Development: Policy Issues

S. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky

Sustainable Grasslands: Resolving Management Options for Livelihood and Environmental Benefits

David R. Kemp, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Warwick B. Badgery, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
David L. Michalk, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Changing Grassland Scenario in Developing Countries--Economical and Social Perspective

Abule Ebro, Livestock and Irrigated Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders/International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia

Management of Grazing Lands through Educating Communities

D. Ariungerel, Livestock Early Warning System Project, Mongolia
Graeme Hand, STIPA, Australia
Annabel Walsh, Moorna Station, Australia

Ecologically and Socially Sustainable Livestock Development in Marginal Areas

Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock, Germany

Valuing Variability--New Perspectives on Climate Resilient Dryland Development

Saverio Kratli, IED, UK

Participatory and Holistic Approaches with Grassland Farmers and Development of Policies

Alain Peeters, RHEA Research Centre, Belgium

Livestock and Local Development: Going to a New Humananimal Relationship

J. F. Tourrand, CIRAD, France
Laurent Dobremez, Domaine University, France
Benoit Dedieu, INRA, France
Guillaume Duteurtre, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, France
M. G. Piketty, CIRAD, France
P. Lescoat, INRA, France
B. Hubert, Agropolis, France

Conservation of Grassland Plant Genetic Resources through People Participation

D. R. Malaviya, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, India
A. K. Roy, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. Kaushal, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Breeding Strategies to Improve Fodder Legumes with Special Emphasis on Clover and Medics

A. K. Roy, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. R. Malaviya, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, India
P. Kaushal, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Genomic Approaches for Dissecting Complex Traits Related to Quality Production of Range Grasses

Masumi Ebina, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan

Recent Trends in Breeding of Tropical Grass and Forage Species

J. S. Sandhu, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
Dinesh Kumar, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
V. K. Yadav, ICAR-Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, India
Tejveer Singh, ICAR-Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, India
R. P. Sah, ICAR-Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, India
A. Radhakrishna, ICAR-Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, India

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Temperate Grassland and Livestock Industries

Afshin Ghahramani, CSIRO Agriculture, Australia
Andrew D. Moore, CSIRO Agriculture, Australia

Climate-Smart Brachiaria for Improving Livestock Production in East Africa: Emerging Opportunities

Sita Ghimire, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute Hub, Kenya
Donald M. G. Njarui, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization, Kenya
Mupenzi Mutimura, Rwandan Agriculture Board, Rwanda
Juan Cardoso, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Linda Johnson, AgResearch, New Zealand
Elias M. Gichangi, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization, Kenya
Suliana Teasdale, AgResearch, New Zealand
Kennedy Odokonyero, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
John Caradus, Grasslanz Technology Limited, New Zealand
Idupulapati Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Appolinaire Djikeng, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute Hub, Kenya

Tropical Grassland Ecosystems and Climate Change

C. R. Babu, University of Delhi, India
Vivek Kr. Choudhary, University of Delhi, India
Vijay Kumar, University of Delhi, India

Emission of Green House Gases from Grasslands and their Mitigation

Prem N. Sharma
Shyam Khadka, Food and Agriculture Organization