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Species-rich grassland

Goal

‘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.

 

Products

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.

 

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Started

2020

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Contact

Judith Westerink

Wageningen University & Research
JUDITH.WESTERINK@WUR.NL