Chemical composition and nutritive value of whole crop maize silage: effect of water shortage

Francesco Masoero, Maurizio Moschini, Gianluca Giuberti, Antonio Gallo, Sara Bruschi, Paola Fortunati, Carla Cerioli

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Abstract

Intensive dairy farming systems have been blamed of negative impact on environment and landscape, contributing to reduction of plant biodiversity, alterations of soil integrity, excessive use of fertilizers and water for irrigation and pollution (EC, 2000). In most Mediterranean Countries, irrigation water for agricultural purposes exceeds 50% of total national water requirement, particularly during summer (Wriedt et al., 2008). Global climate change and competition among agricultural, domestic and industrial water users will unavoidably intensify problems of water scarcity in the Mediterranean regions (Goubanova and Li, 2007; IPCC, 2007; Rodriguez Diaz et al., 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstract of the 65th annual meeting of the european federation of animal science
Pages366
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science - Copenhagen
Duration: 25 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
CityCopenhagen
Period25/8/1428/8/14

Keywords

  • corn
  • nutritive value

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