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The demanding situations dealing with grassland agronomists have gotten more and more complicated, with environmental and moral matters assuming a better importance along extra traditional technical features. This new extended version, with an elevated emphasis on structures considering, has been revised to mirror present matters, wisdom and perform. As such it addresses the necessity for a special method of grassland agronomy, supplying novel and provocative fabric to train, stimulate and enthuse the reader.
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For example, from Le Houerou's ("ñðñ) work on the grazing ecosystems of the African Sahel, it is possible to identify a number of themes that make up his `way of thinking' and his way of constructing his working reality (his epistemology). First, there is a deeply felt concern for the ecology of the region. Second, there is a plea for the detailed and careful description of `the philosophy and development objectives . . and the strategy and means to attain the selected goals' (p. áâñ). Third, there is a clear statement of the core `problem': `adapting stocking rates to the sustained long-term productivity of the grazing ecosystem' (ibid).
Firstly, many of the plants that had been introduced by the Europeans, either accidentally or deliberately, began to invade and colonize large areas ^ to become naturalized. g. subterranean clover, Technologies that reveal and conceal Fig. 3 The network of issues associated with concerns for the sustainability of grasslands in Southern Australia. ) Trifolium subterraneum. g. capeweed, Arctotheca calendula, from South Africa). As these species spread, farmers found paradoxically that they became both a weed in the crops, but also a source of animal feed after the crop had been harvested or during the non-cropping years.
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