Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Animal Manure on Grassland and Fodder Crops.Fertilizer or Waste?

Proceedings of an International Symposium of the European Grassland Federation, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 31 August–3 September 1987

Editors: Meer, H.G. van der, Unwin, R.J., van Dijk, T.A., Ennik, G.C. (Eds.)

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On the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, in 1985, the Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops (NVWV) agreed to organize an International Symposium on a topic related to intensive grass and fodder production systems. The theme selected was "Animal manure on grassland and fodder crops: Fertilizer or waste?" This Symposium was organized under the auspices of the European Grassland Federation and held at the International Agricultural Centre in Wageningen from 31 August to 3 September 1987. The problems connected with the disposal of animal waste have received much attention in recent years, especially in regions with intensive animal of animal manure per hectare agricul­ husbandry. Whereas the production tural land increased strongly, the need for it decreased because of the introduction of cheap inorganic fertilizers which are easier to handle and have a more reliable effect on crop growth. As a consequence, many farmers dispose of animal manure as cheaply as possible, whilst avoiding damage to grassland and crops and paying little attention to effective use of the plants nutrients contained in the manure. Present practices of manure handling and application often lead to environmental problems. The rise in awareness of these problems renewed interest in possibilities to improve the utilization of nutrients from animal manure in crop production. Research on this topic has been stimulated in many countries during the last decade and the aim of this Symposium was to review and assess present-day knowledge.

Table of contents (4 chapter)

  • Effects of herbage composition and supplement feeding on the excretion of nitrogen in dung and urine by grazing dairy cows

    A. M. Van Vuuren, J. A. C. Meijs

    Pages 17-25

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  • Manure as a source of nitrogen and phosphorus in soils

    H. G. Van Faassen, H. Van Dijk

    Pages 27-45

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  • Distribution of excreted nitrogen by grazing cattle and its effects on sward quality, herbage production and utilization

    E. A. Lantinga, J. A. Keuning, J. Groenwold, P. J. A. G. Deenen

    Pages 103-117

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  • The use of additives in livestock slurries to improve their flow properties, conserve nitrogen and reduce odours

    B. F. Pain, R. B. Thompson, L. C. N. De La Lande Cremer, et al.

    Pages 229-246

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Manure on Grassland and Fodder Crops.Fertilizer or Waste?
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Symposium of the European Grassland Federation, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 31 August–3 September 1987
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3659-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3659-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3568-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8137-5
Edition Number
1
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