‘Species-rich grassland – the green machine’ aims to strengthen the integrated knowledge base related to herbaceous grassland in the peatland region, with a view to future-proofing dairy farming in a resilient landscape, by:
- Defining species-rich grassland, from both a farm management and biodiversity perspective, and developing a typology,
- Providing insight into the relationship between vegetation composition, soil, drainage, crop yield, feed quality, management and the farm system,
- Providing action perspectives for farmers, chain partners and governments for the development and management of species-rich grassland, establishment of an earnings model, and the removal of barriers.
Article in Nature Today: What do livestock farmers think about species-rich grasslands? (Dutch)
Funded by: WUR Research Programme KB-36 Nature-inclusive Transitions (project number KB36-005-007), which is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
- Article: Large research project on species-rich meadows in the Netherlands
- Project Description: Species-rich grassland – the green machine