WIT Press

Sustainable Development Of The Caldenal Region Of Central Argentina

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970351

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,057 kb

Author(s)

H.E. Laborde, R.E. Brevedan & M.N. Fioretti

Abstract

The Caldenal, with a flat relief, abundant in good quality forage grasses and a temperate semiarid climate, forms a region ideal for the breeding of ruminants. However, the lack of control in the management of the rangelands has provoked a serious deterioration in the herbaceous vegetation favoring the growth of undesirable shrubby species. All this has brought about a crisis in the principal activity of the zone: cow-calf production. The calving percentage is 50%. Sustainable alternatives to reverse this situation include better herding and management of the herds with regard to their reproductive, nutritional and sanitary aspects. The seeding of new species in degraded or very sandy areas, pure, or in conjunction with legum

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