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Research Project: Managing Nutrients and Assessing Pathogen Emission Risks for Sustainable Dairy Production Systems

Location: Environmentally Integrated Dairy Management Research

Title: Water footprint, herbage, and livestock responses for nitrogen-fertilized grass and grass-legume grazing systems

item Jaramillo, David

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/11/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Developing sustainable forage-based livestock systems is imperative for minimizing the environmental impact of livestock production. Replacing N fertilizers with forage legumes can increase sustainability, while providing several ecosystem services in grazing operations. Results related to herbage and animal responses, as well as the quantification of water footprint associated with beef production in N-fertilized grass or grass-legume systems in Florida will be summarized.