Special Issue "Grazing Effects on the Nutritive Value in Grassland Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Grasslands are important for agriculture. Permanent and temporary grasslands cover 61 million ha across the EU-28, representing 16% of the total land area and 40% of the European agricultural area. With a growing global population, food demand may increase by nearly 60% by 2050, and therefore, grasslands will face increasing challenges from other land requirements. Grazing continues to be under threat across the world, however there are still much more opportunities to increase the efficiency and sustainability of grazing systems. To ensure that grasslands continue to evolve innovatively and with better management systems, new and innovative research is necessary to increase sward nutritive value under grazing. This Special Issue will invite scientists to share their work on their improvements in grassland nutritive value across grassland ecosystems. Submissions on the following topics (papers are not limited to these topics) are invited: (1) Innovative methods to increase grassland nutritive value in grazing systems; (2) Role of legumes to increase grazing efficiency; (3) Addition of other species to increase sward nutritive value; (4) Understanding and applying new methodologies to overcome nutritive value deficiencies in grazing systems; (5) Impacts of increased nutritive value on animal grass dry matter intake and (6) Modeling and decision support systems.
Dr. Michael O'Donovan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Nutritive value
- Grass quality
- Dry matter intake
- Animal performance