Framework for yield gap analysis in grasslands

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Yield gaps estimated for current crop production have received little attention in grassland science. This paper provides a coherent approach for quantifying yield gaps in grasslands, addressing the specific methodological challenges. A preliminary assessment of yield gaps in the Netherlands and the Rogaland region in Norway shows relative yield gaps, i.e. between water limited yields and actual yields, of 24 and 37%, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable meat and milk production from grasslands
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of EGF general meeting, Cork, June 17-21, 2018
EditorsB. Horan, D. Hennessy, M. O’Donovan, E. Kennedy, B. McCarthy, J.A. Finn, B. O’Brien
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9781841706443
ISBN (Print)9781841706436
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018): Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jul 2018

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NameGrassland Science in Europe


Conference27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018)
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