Better Biodiversity

Better grassland management methods increase biodiversity.

| September/October 2017

  • Biodiversity in your pastures also increases herd health.
    Photo by Getty Images/egonzitter

A recent study has indicated that though intensive grassland management has proven to negatively affect biodiversity, employing more than one management method could allow for lesser impact on species in a grassland environment. The Terrestrial Ecology Research Group at the Technical University of Munich has been looking at managing grassland environments with “varying levels of intensity” so as to preserve the inhabiting species. That’s all to say, multiple methods of management for your pastureland and agricultural land are favorable for maintaining production and biodiversity, versus a single intensive method.

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