DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2016.06.003
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Maurizio Giolo, Stefano Macolino, Nora Mugueta Moreno, Renzo Torricelli, Mario Falcinelli

Abstract: Abstract:In Mediterranean countries forage crops and temporary grasslands are the most important supply even if severe moisture stress is common. In Italy, forage systems are various and differently located from North to South of the mainland due to strong influence by rainfall distribution. Grasses and grazing cover 3.4 million ha of Italian utilized agricultural area (UAA) while alternated grassland and grass meadows cover 1.9 million ha. Most of grasslands are located in hilly and mountainous areas and are…

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