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

  • MM Alami Department of Plant Ecology and Range Science, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinare Hassan II. B.P. 6202 Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco
  • TE Bedell Department of Rangeland Resources, Oregon State University, Oregon, United States
  • SH Sharrow Department of Rangeland Resources, Oregon State University, Oregon, United States
  • O Berkat Department of Plant Ecology and Range Science, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinare Hassan II. B.P. 6202 Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco
Keywords: crude protein, forage quality, grazing, herbaceous vegetation, impact, IVOMD, Mamora cork oak forest, Mediterrean-type climate, minerals, Morocco, oak, vegetation

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
Published
2007-07-03
Section
Articles

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