Netherlands grass monitoring network

M.W.J. Stienezen, G.J. Remmelink, T. van der |Weiden, L. Tjoonk, J.E. Nolles, W. Voskamp-Harkema, A. van den Pol

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Abstract

To support on farm grazing management in the Netheralnds a grass monitoring was established in 2014. The aim of the network is to share and publish data on grass quality, grass growth and soil temperature in different regions of the Netherlands to serve as a benchmark. Grass quality, sward height and soil temperature were measured weekly during the grazing season of 2014 and 2015 by farmers, researchers and agricultural sutdents. These data were used to calculate grass growth. Thus far grass growth curves of grasslands in the high output dairy farming systems of the Netehrlands were not available. Publishing of the data increased the awareness of farmers on possible improvements of their grassland management, thereby supporting grazing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th EGF General Meeting on “The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy”
PublisherEuropean Grassland Federation EGF
Pages74-76
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2016
Event26th EGF General Meeting on “The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy” - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 4 Sep 20168 Sep 2016
http://www.europeangrassland.org/printed-matter/proceedings.html

Publication series

NameGrassland Science in Europe
Volume21

Conference

Conference26th EGF General Meeting on “The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy”
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period4/09/168/09/16
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    Stienezen, M. W. J., Remmelink, G. J., van der |Weiden, T., Tjoonk, L., Nolles, J. E., Voskamp-Harkema, W., & van den Pol, A. (2016). Netherlands grass monitoring network. In 26th EGF General Meeting on “The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy” (pp. 74-76). (Grassland Science in Europe; Vol. 21). European Grassland Federation EGF.