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CAB Reviews

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The biomass of forest vegetation expands in all EU countries. This review analyses the long-term development of forest vegetation and, thereby, the sequestration of carbon in forest biomass in the EU, country by country. The sequestration estimates and their uncertainties are assessed focusing on...

Author(s)
Kauppi, P.; Rautiainen, A.; Lehtonen, A.; Saikku, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 041, pp 1-14

The value of the forest and how it should be utilized is the subject of a heated debate. The objective of this study is to review the literature on the benefits and costs of forest conservation and the adaptations of forest management practices, to improve the forest landscape for recreation. The...

Author(s)
Bostedt, G.; Brännlund, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 027, pp 8 pp.

The article presents the results from a Danish representative study of the use of green areas; the importance of access; and the effect of access to green areas, as well as use frequency, on mental stress. Results indicate that the users of green areas are mainly attracted by the possibility of...

Author(s)
Nielsen, T. S.; Hansen, K. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 059, pp 10 pp.

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) are well adapted to a climate characterised by low temperatures and snow during a major part of the year. During the summer, reindeer graze primarily on the green fresh parts of grasses, sedges, shrubs and herbs and in the autumn, gradually shift to a diet...

Author(s)
Wiklund, E.; Malmfors, G.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 2004, 72, 1, pp 1N-6N

A review. Norway produces 1.2 million slaughter pigs per year from approximately 70 000 sows, of which 50% are in the litter recording system. 40% of slaughter pigs are purebred Norwegian Landraces (NL), and 60% are either (NL × Yorkshire) × NL backcrosses or the progeny of NL × Yorkshire sows...

Author(s)
Vangen, O.; Sehested, E.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1997, 18, 1, pp 29N-34N

Author(s)
Cranwell, P. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 4, pp 101N-104N

The discussion shows that consumption of pork in Sweden has been increasing steadily since 1951. Present production is similar to the demand of the domestic market (300 000 tonnes). In 1994, the breeding herd of 241 000 sows was distributed among 8700 producers. Production of slaughter pigs is...

Author(s)
Simonsson, A.; Rydhmer, L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 1, pp 25N-27N

From the 1st of January 1986, general inclusion of feed antibiotics (i.e. growth promoters) was banned in Sweden by law. Thereafter, many herds experienced a large increase of post weaning diarrhoea (PWD). Olaquindox (Bayonox) is the most commonly used drug against PWD in Sweden. During the first...

Author(s)
Göransson, L.; Lange, S.; Lönnroth, I.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1995, 16, 3, pp 89N-91N

A study involving 11 commercial outdoor sow herds and 9 indoor sow herds was carried out in Denmark from January 1992 to May 1994. The herds comprised 77 to 379 sows per unit. Productivity, piglet health and mortality as well as sow condition were recorded for each litter. Dead piglets and sows...

Author(s)
Mortensen, B.; Ruby, V.; Pedersen, B. K.; Smidth, J.; Aarestrup Larsen, V.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1994, 15, 4, pp 117N-120N

The Nordic Gene Bank for Agricultural and Horticultural Plants (NGB) was established on 1 January 1979, as a joint Nordic undertaking under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mandate is to preserve, document and encourage utilization of the genetic diversity of Nordic agricultural and...

Author(s)
Blixt, S.
Citation
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1993, 63, 4, pp 413-418

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