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Author Plucknett, Donald L., 1931-

Title Managing Pastures and Cattle under Coconuts
Published Milton : CRC Press LLC, 2019


Description 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Cultural Requirements of Coconuts -- Understory Cover Management in Coconuts -- Intercropping with Coconuts -- Natural Pastures -- Planting and Establishing Pastures Under Coconuts -- Improved Pastures -- Improved Pasture Species -- Managing Cattle Under Coconuts -- Special Problems and Considerations for Small Farmers -- Research, Research Needs, and Future Outlook -- Appendixes -- ASPAC Regional Seminar -- Workshop on Pasture Production Under Coconut Palms, Davao City, Philippines, October 13 -- 20, 1973 -- Regional Seminar on Pasture Research and Development in the Samoa Islands and Pacific Region. Honiara, Solomon Islands, August 29 -- September 6, 1977 -- Useful Weights, Measures and Equivalents -- Institutions and Persons that are knowledgeable about, or that have special interest in cattle or pasture under coconut
Summary Because of the long life of a coconut palm--sixty to eighty years--and the relatively wide spacing the plants require, every coconut grower faces the problem of how to manage the land beneath the palms. Many of the small-scale farmers who manage over 90 percent of the 6 million hectares of coconut palms in the world have learned that raising cattle or other livestock under the palms can be profitable, as well as an effective method of controlling weeds. This book reviews current knowledge on this productive farming system, drawing on research results and experiences of successful farmers. Well illustrated with photographs from producing areas, the book includes information on the management of both natural (unimproved) and improved pastures
Notes Print version record
Subject Coconut palm -- Tropics
Pastures -- Tropics
Cattle -- Tropics
Intercropping -- Tropics
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- General.
Coconut palm
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429706851