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Adapting the CROPGRO perennial forage model to predict growth of Brachiaria brizantha
Abstract Warm-season grasses are economically important for cattle production in tropical regions, and tools to aid in management and research of these forages would be highly beneficial. CropExpand
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Performance and behaviour of Nellore steers on integrated systems.
This study aimed to evaluate performance and behaviour of Nellore steers (Bos taurus indicus) in integrated systems. Treatments consisted of three different systems: livestock; crop-livestock; andExpand
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Rehydration of dry corn grain as an alternative for conservation purposes
Glycerol, the main constituent of crude glycerin, has high energy efficiency and may provide energy to microorganisms in silage. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of including crude glycerin (CG)Expand
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METABOLIC CHANGE, TILLERING AND ROOT SYSTEM OF BRACHIARIA BRIZANTHA IN RESPONSE TO PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC NUTRITION
Phosphorus (P) and zinc (Zn) availabilities are important to the nutrition of tropical forage grasses. In this manner, this study aimed to identify and quantify changes in metabolism, tillering, andExpand
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Leaf age, leaf blade portion and light intensity as determinants of leaf photosynthesis in Panicum maximum Jacq.
The objective in this research was to identify photosynthetic responses of three leaf age groups measured in three portions of the leaf blade of two morphologically contrasting genotypes of PanicumExpand
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Nutritive value and physical characteristics of Xaraes palisadegrass as affected by grazing strategy
The aim of this study was to ascertain whether the defoliation frequency based on a fixed rest period would generate variable sward structural and physiological conditions at each subsequent grazingExpand
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Simulating tropical forage growth and biomass accumulation: an overview of model development and application
Crop models can aid the synthesis and application of knowledge, planning of experiments and forecasting in agricultural systems. Few studies have reviewed the uses and applications of these modelsExpand
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Improved grazing activity of dairy heifers in shaded tropical grasslands
Trees in the production systems can effectively reduce hot weather-induced stress in the Brazilian Midwest. High temperatures cause changes in animals daily routine, and trees into pastures canExpand
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Crop, livestock and forestry performance assessment under different production systems in the north of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Integrated crop–livestock–forestry systems are a sustainable agriculture system based on the intensification of land use to produce food, fiber and energy and are a priority theme in the publicExpand
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