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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Silvopastoral systems in the Western Chaco region, Argentina
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
The Chaco region is a vast plain extending over northwestern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Over the years, the woody component has increased in all vegetation communities of the Chaco. This poses a major problem for grassland productivity because the woody plants compete for resources with grass, impact advanced tree regeneration, hamper livestock and personnel movements, and restrict accessibility for forage due to high stem density and thorns. These disadvantages far outweigh the advantages offered by such trees and shrubs in terms of providing shade, foliage and fruits, and improving soil conditions. To address this issue, a silvopastoral system called ?Low intensity roller-chopping? (RBI) was tried, based on theoretical approaches and fi eld research, in the western Chaco from 1990 to 2014. A distinctive feature of the system is that trees that are already present in the Chaco system are mechanically disturbed by properly adjusting the size of the tractor and the roller-chopper and regulating the frequency and severity of the number of passes over the standing vegetation.
International
Si
10.1007/978-3-319-24109-8_4
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Springer
ISBN
978-3-319-24109-8
Series
Book title
Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America
From page
63
To page
87
Participants
  • Autor: Carlos Kunst (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) , Jujuy 850 , G4200CQR Santiago del Estero ,)
  • Autor: Marcelo Navall (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) , Jujuy 850 , G4200CQR Santiago del Estero ,)
  • Autor: Roxana Ledesma (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) , Jujuy 850 , G4200CQR Santiago del Estero ,)
  • Autor: Juan Silberman (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE)
  • Autor: Analía Anriquez (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE)
  • Autor: Darío Coria (Santiago del Estero Experimental Station , Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
  • Autor: Sandra Bravo (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE)
  • Autor: Adriana Gómez (Santiago del Estero Experimental Station , Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
  • Autor: Ada Albanesi (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE) ,)
  • Autor: Daniel Grasso (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE) ,)
  • Autor: Jose Alfonso Dominguez Nuñez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andrés González (Santiago del Estero Experimental Station , Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
  • Autor: Pablo Tomsic (Santiago del Estero Experimental Station , Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
  • Autor: José Godoy (Santiago del Estero Experimental Station , Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía y Sostenibilidad del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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