Nutrient Management in Silvopastoral Systems for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Cattle Production: A Case Study from Colombia

@inproceedings{Mahecha2012NutrientMI,
  title={Nutrient Management in Silvopastoral Systems for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Cattle Production: A Case Study from Colombia},
  author={Liliana Mahecha and Joaqu{\'i}n Angulo},
  year={2012}
}
In recent years, livestock production has received negative publicity due to environmental degradation. Critics charge that the expansion of cattle production around the world has destroyed the forest, increased soil erosion, and has contaminated the environment. These negative effects have been caused by poor decisions in the production system. Nevertheless, there are possible solutions. Given ongoing climate change, fears of environmental contamination, and global market competition… Expand

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