Animal Manure on Grassland and Fodder Crops. Fertilizer or Waste?

Proceedings of an International Symposium of the European Grassland Federation, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 31 August–3 September 1987

  • H. G. Van Der Meer
  • R. J. Unwin
  • T. A. Van Dijk
  • G. C. Ennik

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited papers

    1. W. P. Wadman, C. M. J. Sluijsmans, L. C. N. De La Lande Cremer
      Pages 1-16
    2. H. G. Van Faassen, H. Van Dijk
      Pages 27-45
    3. H. G. Van Der Meer, R. B. Thompson, P. J. M. Snijders, J. H. Geurink
      Pages 47-71
    4. E. A. Lantinga, J. A. Keuning, J. Groenwold, P. J. A. G. Deenen
      Pages 103-117
    5. S. C. Jarvis, M. Sherwood, J. H. A. M. Steenvoorden
      Pages 195-212
    6. W. H. Van Riemsdijk, Th. M. Lexmond, C. G. Enfield, S. E. A. T. M. Van Der Zee
      Pages 213-227
    7. B. F. Pain, R. B. Thompson, L. C. N. De La Lande Cremer, L. Ten Holte
      Pages 229-246
    8. J. H. M. Wijnands, W. F. Ausems, J. M. A. Nijssen
      Pages 247-257
  3. Short communications

    1. J. M. Besson, V. Lehmann, M. Soder, J. Degallier, L. Ravenel
      Pages 279-281
    2. P. Christie
      Pages 301-304
    3. C. P. Beckwith, P. F. Hemingway
      Pages 305-307
    4. M. J. Hann, N. L. Warner, R. J. Godwin
      Pages 321-323
    5. U. Küntzel, R. Krause, C. Jonuscheit
      Pages 333-335
    6. R. Chapman, S. B. Heath
      Pages 337-340
    7. N. Vertregt, B. Rutgers
      Pages 361-363
    8. R. Bartels, B. Scheffer
      Pages 365-367
    9. S. Piccinini, L. Cortellini, G. Bonazzi
      Pages 385-388

About this book


On the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, in 1985, the Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops (NVWV) agreed to organize an International Symposium on a topic related to intensive grass and fodder production systems. The theme selected was "Animal manure on grassland and fodder crops: Fertilizer or waste?" This Symposium was organized under the auspices of the European Grassland Federation and held at the International Agricultural Centre in Wageningen from 31 August to 3 September 1987. The problems connected with the disposal of animal waste have received much attention in recent years, especially in regions with intensive animal of animal manure per hectare agricul­ husbandry. Whereas the production tural land increased strongly, the need for it decreased because of the introduction of cheap inorganic fertilizers which are easier to handle and have a more reliable effect on crop growth. As a consequence, many farmers dispose of animal manure as cheaply as possible, whilst avoiding damage to grassland and crops and paying little attention to effective use of the plants nutrients contained in the manure. Present practices of manure handling and application often lead to environmental problems. The rise in awareness of these problems renewed interest in possibilities to improve the utilization of nutrients from animal manure in crop production. Research on this topic has been stimulated in many countries during the last decade and the aim of this Symposium was to review and assess present-day knowledge.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. G. Van Der Meer
    • 1
  • R. J. Unwin
    • 2
  • T. A. Van Dijk
    • 3
  • G. C. Ennik
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Agrobiological Research (CABO)WageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS)Woodthorne, WolverhamptonUK
  3. 3.Institute for Soil Fertility (IB)HarenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8137-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3659-1
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