Variations in nutritional quality and biomass production of semiarid grasslands

  title={Variations in nutritional quality and biomass production of semiarid grasslands},
  author={M. ESTHER and PkREZ and Corona and BEATRIZ and R. VkZQUEZ and D Aldana and BALBINO and A Garcia and Criado},
  • M. ESTHER, PkREZ, +6 authors Criado
  • Published 2002
The effect of the growing season and topographic zone on bio mass production, protein content, cell content (CC), lignin, celhtlose, hemicellulose, digestibility (DMD), and mineral element concentrations (P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn) were studied in herbage samples collected from semiarid grasslands in CentralWestern Spain. Protein and mineral contents decreased as the growing season progressed whereas fibre properties tended to increase. Topographic gradient significantly affected peak… CONTINUE READING
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