Latest Agricultural land Stories
A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion.
For years experts have discussed the ecological impact of the extended cultivation of energy crops.
A resourceful approach to climate research.
Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
By LINDA McKEE THE BALLYCOLLIN WALK, SLIEVENACLOY NATURE RESERVE Tucked into a peaceful valley among the heights of the Belfast Hills is Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, a rich patchwork of different habitats harbouring all sorts of wildlife.
By Michelle Dynes Researchers have organized a project to get answers. By Michelle Dynes email@example.com CHEYENNE - Ten miles west of Cheyenne, carbon-dioxide levels are nearly twice as high as they are in the city.
By Josh Sims We've lost 97 per cent of our meadowland and its wildlife to farming. But one campaigner is fighting to save what's left.
Driving around Lincolnshire I notice that more land has been entered into large-scale arable reversion environmental schemes - a process where the land is allowed to revert to a natural state for the benefit of farmland wildlife species.
THERE is one last chance to save a slice of the North East's natural heritage, warn conservationists. Two years ago Northumberland Wildlife Trust surveyed rare whin grassland which is only found in Northumberland and limited to areas along the Great Whin Sill rock formation.
The Environment Agency is making hay to ensure a rare conservation area on the edge of York continues to attract wildlife and has a healthy eco system.
The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...
Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...
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