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Reflects recent policy and legislative changes affecting grassland and therefore includes the role of grassland in nature conservation and landscape, grassland and amenity uses, the impact of grassland farming on the environment, and grass in organic farming.
List of Contributors. Foreword by C. K. Mackie. Preface to the third Edition. 1. Introduction (A. Hopkins) 2. Sward Establishment and Renovation (R. D. Sheldrick) 3. The principles of pasture Growth and Utilization (A. J. Parsons and D. F. Chapman) 4. Herbage Production (A. Hopkins) 5. Herbage Seed Production (A. H. Marshall and D. H. Hides) 6. Weeds, Pests and Diseases of Grassland (G. C. Lewis and A. Hopkins) 7. The Feeding Value of Grass and Grass Products (D. E. Beever, N. Offer and E. M. Gill) 8. The Conservation of Grass (R. J. Merry, R. Jones and M. K. Theodorou) 9. Principles of Foraging and Grazing Behaviour (A. J. Rook) 10. Grassland Management under Grazing and Animal Response (C.S. Mayne, I. A. Wright and G.E. J. Fisher) 11. Grassland management for Natural landscape and Wildlife (R. G. Jefferson and H. J. Robertson) 12. Amenity Grassland (D. Thorogood) 13. Control and Utilization of Livestock Manures (B. f. Pain) 14. The role and management of Grassland in Organic Farming (D. Younie) 15. Economic Aspects of Grassland Production and Utilization (J. P. McInerney) Index