Measuring biomass of grassland vegetation

L. 't Mannetje

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Biomass of grassland vegetation refers to above-ground herbaceous material, commonly referred to as ‘dry matter (DM) yield’. Research workers
and managers of grassland vegetation are interested in this to determine
the amount of available forage for animals or to measure the effects of management (e.g. fertilization, grazing, cutting) on the vegetation, whether the
vegetation is for agricultural or amenity purposes. Vegetation biomass is
important also for assessment of grassland or rangeland condition and for
evaluation of new germplasm and cultivars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField and laboratory methods for grassland and animal production research
EditorsL. 't Mannetje, R.M. Jones
ISBN (Print)9780851993515
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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