Grass Productivity

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Island Press, Dec 1, 1988 - Business & Economics - 384 pages

Grass Productivity is a prodigiously documented textbook of scientific information concerning every aspect of management "where the cow and grass meet." Andre Voisin's "rational grazing" method maximizes productivity in both grass and cattle operations.
 

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A must read book for all grassland enthusiasts as it has a wealth of information.

Contents

Introduction
1
THE GRASS
5
THE COW
65
LAWS OF RATIONAL GRAZING
129
PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONDUCT OF RATIONAL GRAZING
135
RATIONAL GRAZING IN PRACTICE
175
COMMON ERRORS IN SUPPOSEDLY RATIONAL SYSTEMS OF GRAZING
187
TETHERING AND RATIONED GRAZING SPECIAL SYSTEMS OF RATIONAL GRAZING
207
SALIENT POINTS OF RATIONAL GRAZING
289
WEALTH OF OUR PASTURES
297
DIFFICULTIES OF YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
317
GREEN PASTURES
331
Grass Lyrics
333
Bibliography
337
Index of Names
347
Index
348

DIVISION OF PASTURES
249
RATIONAL GRAZING TRANSFORMS THE FLORA
267

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About the author (1988)


Andre Voisin is a member of The Académie d'Agriculture de France in Paris. He was a biochemist by training, but a farmer by inclination. He was known to spend long hours watching his cows grazing his fields in Normandy, which inspired his "rational grazing" management plan theory.

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