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Grasslands and Forage Abstracts

Grasslands and Forage Abstracts

"Grasslands and Forage Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database. It provides access to the latest research on grasslands and forage, from natural grasslands to cultivated fodder crops, from physiology to ecology, and from production to utilization."

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Grasslands and Forage Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database. It provides access to the latest research on grasslands and forage, from natural grasslands to cultivated fodder crops, from physiology to ecology, and from production to utilization.

Derived from CAB Abstracts, the applied life sciences database, coverage includes the agronomy (including forage conservation), crop biology, chemical composition and nutritive value of grasses, forage legumes, fodder crops and browse; the management and ecology of grasslands, rangelands, heathlands, tundra and wetlands; Biodiversity and multifunctional use of grasslands; grazing behaviour, liveweight gain, intake and forage digestibility for domestic and wild animals; poisonous plants; Land reclamation, revegetation, and vegetation used for soil and water conservation.

Each week, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts delivers all the new highly targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about Grasslands and Forage.

The database includes a fully searchable backfile to 1971. With over 255,000 research summaries and over 12,000 records added to the database each year, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts brings a wealth of current and seminal research in grasslands and forage to your fingertips!

Grasslands and Forage Abstracts is also available in print, delivered monthly.

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Agroforestry and multipurpose trees

Coverage includes:

    • - all silvopastoral and agrosilvopastoral systems in which grasses and other forage crops are grown together with woody perennials for either cutting or grazing
    - management and utilization of multipurpose trees for fodder
  • All management and production aspects are covered, including:
  • - establishment
  • - fertilizer management
  • - irrigation
  • - productivity
  • - propagation
  • - seed production
    • - weed control
All methods of hay and silage making:
  • - animal production from conserved fodder
  • - digestibility of conserved fodder
    • -composition
    • - nutritive value
    • - quality
  • Breeding and genetics
  • Coverage includes:
  • - breeding and selection of forage plants
  • - genetic variation, genetics and gene expression
    • - new cultivar descriptions
      • - variety trials
Climatic change and agricultural meteorology
  • - effects of climate, climatic change and carbon dioxide enrichment on:
    • - forage species
    - grasslands
  • - grazing lands
  • - also includes the distribution of vegetation along climatic gradients, and effects of climatic fluctuations on grasslands.
Environmental degradation, protection and restoration
    • - bioremediation
  • - erosion
  • - desertification and environmental degradation
    • - habitat restoration
    - overgrazing
    • - pollution
    - soil and water conservation
  • - reclamation of polluted and degraded land
  • - revegetation
    • - runoff
  • Fodder conservation and composition
  • All types of conserved fodder including:
    • - dried forage
    - hay
  • - haylage
  • - silage
Fodder crops

Management and utilization of all non-woody crops other than grasses and legumes for forage. Including forage and dual-purpose cereals utilized for:

    • - fodder brassicas
    - grazing
  • - hay
  • - other alternative fodder crops
    • - whole-crop silage
Forage grasses and legumes

Focusing on the management of forage grasses:

  • - forage grasses
  • - fodder legumes
    • - grass-legume pastures
    - sown grasslands
  • Grazing systems and grazing behaviour
  • Coverage includes:
  • - grazing and browsing behaviour of wild and domestic herbivores
  • - grazing management
  • - grazing systems


Land use Wide coverage of land use and management as applicable to forage and grazing lands.

Coverage includes:

  • - changes in land use, vegetation types and pasture resources over time
  • - country surveys
    • - farming systems research
    - multiple use of grasslands and rangelands
    • - pastoralism
    - remote sensing
  • Nutritive value and utilization of herbage
  • Topics covered include:
    • - animal production (milk, meat and wool) from pastures and fresh herbage
    - chemical composition of fodder, browse and pasture plants
    • - energy value of forage
    • - intake by livestock
    - nutritive value
  • - palatability
  • - rumen digestion
Other vegetation types utilized by grazing animals including:
  • - deserts
      • - heathlands
      - savannas
    - scrubland
      • - tundra
      - wetlands and salt marshes
  • - woodland grasslands
Plant Communities and Vegetation studies
  • - classification of grassland communities
  • - phytosociology
  • - synecology
Also covers areas relating to :
    • - modelling of communities and vegetation dynamics
    - surveys of vegetation types
  • - techniques of ecological analysis  
Plant biology and physiology
Comprehensive coverage of  the anatomy, morphology and physiology of grasses, fodder legumes and other forage species. Includes:

    • - effects of environmental factors
    • - metabolism
      • - nitrogen fixation
      - photosynthesis
    - plant growth
    • - plant nutrition
    • - seed germination
    - stress physiology
  • - symbiosis
  • Plant distribution, taxonomy and genetic resources
  • Coverage includes:

  • - flora (species lists and species diversity of countries and regions)
    • - gene banks of forage and pasture plants
    - geographical distribution of species
  • - new species descriptions
  • - taxonomy of grasses, legumes and other forage species
Pests and diseases
Effects of pests and diseases (including pest and disease control) on:

    • - endophytes of forage and pasture plants are also covered
    - forage plants
  • - grasslands
  • - rangelands
Rangelands and natural grasslands

Comprehensive coverage of management utilization and ecology of:

  • - prairies
  • - natural grasslands
    • - rangelands
Topics covered include effects of:
  • - alternative uses of rangelands
  • - biodiversity
    • - fire ecology and management
      • - grassland resources and monitoring
      - grazing and browsing
  • - succession and ecology
  • - soil management
    • - vegetation development on abandoned and disturbed land
    - vegetation dynamics
  • Toxic and allergenic plants
  • Coverage includes:
  • - allergens in forage plants including pollen
  • - poisoning of livestock
  • - poisonous weeds in grasslands and rangelands
    • - toxic compounds in forage plants
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Title ISSN
International Journal of Veterinary Science 2304-3075
International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine 2314-4599