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dc.contributorArous, Z.en_US
dc.creatorJones, Michaelen_US
dc.identifier.citationMichael Jones, Z. Arous. (25/12/2001). Barley-salt-bush intercropping for sustainable feed production in a dry Mediterranean steppe environment. journal of agronomy and crop science, 184 (4), pp. 253-260.en_US
dc.description.abstractDry rangelands in the Syrian steppe have been degraded by overgrazing and incursions of barley cultivation. Replanting with Atriplex spp. (salt-bush) is recommended for rehabilitation; but, for land already ploughed, growing barley between atriplex hedges may be the best compromise, providing complementary feed sources and soil protection against wind erosion. The trial described here measured the biomass output of barley and atriplex browse material in a range of treatments, in which hedge dimensions and crop-strip widths were varied in partial factorial combination. Results over 6 years showed little interaction between hedges and barley crop, but growing the two together tended to buffer total feed output against annual fluctuations due to rainfall variability. An apparent decline in atriplex vigour towards the end of the study period drew attention to the need to optimize browsing pressure on the shrubs. Altogether, the indications are that barley-atriplex systems have potential to provide sustainable production in currently degraded steppe areas, but essential conditions for success will be full control of land access and skilled management of atriplex shrubs.en_US
dc.publisherWiley (12 months)en_US
dc.sourcejournal of agronomy and crop science;184,(2001) Pagination 253-260en_US
dc.subjectatriplex (salt-bush)en_US
dc.subjectmediterranean steppe rangelanden_US
dc.subjectwind erosion controlen_US
dc.titleBarley-salt-bush intercropping for sustainable feed production in a dry Mediterranean steppe environmenten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfeed productionen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journaljournal of agronomy and crop scienceen_US

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