Schapen voor veilige zeedijken = Sheep for secure sea dikes

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    Managing sea dikes by using sheep is possible throughout the year, provided that it is careful management, within the preconditions, and that sheep farms have sufficient grassland alternatives to their sea dike acreage to be able to respond flexibly to extreme situations. No nitrogen application does not necessarily mean a good erosion resistance of the grass vegetation. Depending on the impact of the waves, the nitrogen dose is allowed to vary between 80 to 150 kg N/ha. Sea dike management is developing nowadays from good agricultural use to management, where a good erosion resistance of the grass vegetation and secure sea dikes are most important. An appeal is made to means, expertise and flexibility of sheep farmers, which makes the management a green service.
    Original languageDutch
    Place of Publicationonbekend
    PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PV)
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Publication series

    NamePraktijkRapport / Animal Sciences Group, Praktijkonderzoek : Schapen
    PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PV)


    • sheep
    • dykes
    • north sea
    • grazing
    • erosion control
    • monitoring
    • grassland management
    • vegetation management
    • flood control
    • netherlands

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