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African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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The impact of grazing on forage quality of the herbaceous vegetation in the Mamora cork oak forest, Morocco

MM Alami, TE Bedell, SH Sharrow, O Berkat

Abstract


Reports on research conducted in the Mamoro cork oak forest of Morocco to describe the impacts of sheep grazing in March, April, May and June of 1987 and 1988 on seasonal changes in forage quality of the herbaceous vegetation. The study showed that trends in herbage quality were related mainly to plant maturity. Illustrates with graphs and tables

Keywords: crude protein; forage quality; grazing; herbaceous vegetation; impact; IVOMD; Mamora cork oak forest; Mediterrean-type climate; minerals; Morocco; oak; vegetation

African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 14, Iss 1, p.12-16



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10220119.1997.9647913
AJOL African Journals Online