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Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts

Donald L. Plucknett

Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts

by Donald L. Plucknett

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coconut palm -- Tropics.,
  • Pastures -- Tropics.,
  • Cattle -- Tropics.,
  • Intercropping -- Tropics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald L. Plucknett.
    SeriesWestview tropical agriculture series ;, no. 2
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB401.C6 P56
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 364 p. :
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4403779M
    ISBN 100891582991
    LC Control Number79005357

    3. Plan the management of your farm and construct fences according to vegetation types. 4. Realise that good animal production is only possible when animals have access to enough palatable grasses. 5. Remember that cattle are primarily grazers and will only browse when the grass are over grazed. 6. Weed Management in Pastures and Rangeland— 2 Some weeds grow best in wet sites (maidencane ponds, depressional areas, ditches, etc.) while others can be found on dry sites (ditch banks, upland areas, and fence rows). Scout pastures for weeds in conjunction with other activi-ties, such as checking calves, working cattle, and feeding.

    Coconut is a major commercial crop of Sri Lanka. Growing a number of other crops in association with coconuts is a widespread practice in all coconut-growing areas of the country. Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least , years ago, nascent farmers.

    Land dedicated to livestock contributes at least 40% of the global agricultural output. While advances in the application of geospatial information systems and remote sensing technologies offer much to agriculture, capturing and using that rich spatial biophysical information is not a feature available in most farm systems models. In this paper, we tackle this gap describing a land-based. • However, human and livestock activity is concentrated in a small area at any specific time. › Management inputs required: • Fencing for at least 8 pastures • Labor for moving livestock during the rotation. • Water necessary for each pasture; often provided in the center of all paddocks.


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Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts by Donald L. Plucknett Download PDF EPUB FB2

The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts book guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to /5(14).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Plucknett, Donald L., Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, Book: Managing pastures and cattle under coconuts.

pppp. refpp. of refpp. of Abstract: This book reviews current knowledge on and analyses the coconut/pasture/livestock farming systems practiced in different tropical by: Grazing cattle under coconuts also requires the farmer to learn additional techniques associated with animal husbandry and pasture management (Mack, ; UNESCO, ).

Lack of such skills may lead to failure (Shelton, ; Shelton et al., ). New management techniques have been adopted and major research efforts are under way in a number of countries to increase knowledge of pasture-cattle-coconut systems.

Where available land areas and size of unit are small, increasing use is being made of by-products and the production of forage integrated with the production of food crops. Cattle production from pastures under coconuts. Animal response to pastures depends on the quantity available throughout the year and its nutritional value.

Pasture productivity and the level of animal production are controlled through the management of both pastures and livestock. Management of natural and established pastures for cattle production under coconuts. Regional Seminar on Pastures and Cattle under Coconuts, Alafua, Western Samoa, S.P.C.

Rept.73, Noumea, New Caledonia. Management of natural and established pastures for cattle production under coconuts.

Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Pastures and Cattle under Coconuts, pp. – South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. This book is an extensive compilation of information on grazing cattle under coconuts in the tropics, and aims to provide an introduction for college and university students, and serve as a reference source for researchers, extension workers, plantation managers and progressive smallholders.

It has 10 chapters, each divided into a number of sections and subsections: (1) Cattle under coconuts. A key factor hampering the development of more commercially oriented cattle production systems under coconuts is the lack of marketing facilities in the more remote coconut plantation areas.

The importance of market access for the successful development of a viable cattle industry in the South Pacific was clearly demonstrated by Shelton ().

Grazing cattle on improved pastures under coconuts should result in extra income from the sale of meat and milk and increased returns from the sale of copra, thus increasing the income/ha for the ONAL ABSTRACT:Factors influencing the successful exploitation of coconut plantations by intercropping and grazing by.

Pastures and Livestock under Coconut by S.G. Reynolds Introduction Systems General Factors Pasture Species Pasture Establishment and Improvement Pasture Management Animal Production from Pastures under Coconut Forage Production Seasonality and Supplementary Feed Sources Effects of Pasture on Coconut Yields The Economics of Livestock under.

Management Strategies for Sustainable Cattle Production in Southern Pastures is a practical resource for scientists, students, and stakeholders who want to understand the relationships between soil-plant interactions and pasture management strategies, and the resultant performance of cow-calf and stocker cattle.

This book illustrates the importance of matching cattle breed types and plant. Coconut-based Farming Systems in the Pacific by F. Opio Coconut-based Cropping Systems in India and Sri Lanka by P.K.

Das Pastures and Livestock under Coconut by S.G. Reynolds. PART IV - POST-HARVEST TREATMENT, PROCESSING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Post-harvest Treatment by J.G. Ohler Coconut Processing by T.K.G. Ranasinghe Get this from a library. Pastures and cattle under coconuts.

[Stephen G Reynolds] -- The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the subject for college and university students, to serve as a "state of the art" reference for researchers and provide information and ideas.

Fishpond New Zealand, Modern Coconut Management: Palm Cultivation and Products by JG Ohler (Edited)Buy. Books online: Modern Coconut Management: Palm. As the livestock-carrying capacity of natural pastures is usually low and planted forage species increase cattle stocking rates and livestock gains and hence farm profits (Barker and Nyberg, ), investigations are being 19 made in many coconut growing countries to discover the most suitable forage species to grow under coconuts.

detail under a different topic ‘Influence of soil pH, nutrients, and grazing management on weed prevalence in pasture’ later in these proceedings. Crop rotation: Weed problems can be minimized by crop rotation as weeds are removed with the removal of existing crops and weed roots are weakened or damaged by all the tilling.

In the Morobe district near Lal in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea about cattle with half Brahman blood crossed with Aberdeen-Angus, Red Poll or Shorthorn cattle graze in the coconut plantations. Unimproved pasture is dominated by Paspalum conjugatum and Calopogonium mucunoides, but many plantations have improved the pasture by introducing Brachiaria mutica, B.

ruziziensis. A survey involving 71 cattle and buffalo farming households under coconut plantations was carried out in three districts (Pannala, Bingiriya and Kuliyapitiya) of Sri Lanka.

Also, 24 households (eight from each district) were visited monthly for one year to collect information on feeding practices. Apart from milk, animals were reared for selling, draught, bio-gas and for manure.

Jason Wong, D. R. Fraser Taylor, in Modern Cartography Series, Abstract. Kyrgyzstan's pasture management policies have been challenged by the limited capacity of its nascent, village-level committees and pasture user groups.

The collapse of supporting Soviet-era institutions to collect up-to-date information mean policies have little connection with actual practice on the ground.Figure 9: Typical low-management cattle pasture: bunds and rice stubble.

coconut trees in estates. The average milk production under extensive management systems was l/AU (Animal Unit)/day, while milk production under semi-intensive management systems was l/AU/day, showing that the extra management may be worth the boost in production.Pastures often contain weeds that are potentially dangerous to livestock.

The toxic compounds in plants are usually a defense mechanism against predation and have a distinct, unpleasant odor or a bitter taste and are not preferentially grazed.

Consumption of unpalatable plants will increase under some circumstances, primarily if other forage is not available.