Managing grazing animals to achieve nutrient cycling and soil improvement in no-till integrated systems
de Faccio Carvalho, P. C.
de Moraes, A.
de Souza, E. D.
Sulc, R. M.
Lang, C. R.
Flores, J. P. C.
Terra Lopes, M. L.
da Silva, J. L. S.
de Lima Wesp, C.
Fontaneli, R. S.
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Long-term consequences of unsustainable intensification of agriculture are beginning to emerge and cause environmental issues in the world today. Integrating livestock into no-till systems has been shown to increase environmental services through improved biodiversity and by reconnecting and tightening the nutrient flows in agroecosystems. A seven-year case study of an integrated system in Brazil is provided to support this claim as well as to illustrate that benefits provided by combining crop and pasture systems are dependent upon grazing management.
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