Under the Patronage of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Scientific Programme

Grassland in a changing world - meeting the requirements of producers, livestock, society and the environment

Schedule Detailed Schedule Poster Sessions

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Poster Prize Award Winners
1. The effect of climate, clover species and swath management on pre-wilting of a mixture of grass and clover
Sřegaard K.
2. The quest for persistent green in outdoor chicken runs – an investigation on fourteen grassland species
Breitsameter L., Wrage N. and Isselstein J.
3. Cattle grazing on Swedish semi-natural pastures – how behaviour effects nutrient transport in the grazing area
Pelve M.E., Glimskär A. and Spörndly E.
Session 1.1 - Grassland and Climate Change

1.1.01 Effect of crude protein intake on CH4 concentration in a dairy stall
Arriaga H., Blanco F., Salcedo G., Martínez-Suller L. and Merino P.

1.1.02 Quantification of ley yield increase by climate change in mountainous regions of southern Norway
Baadshaug O.H., Haugen L.E. and Skjelvĺg A.O.

1.1.03 Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from fertilized grassland
Balezentiene L., Klimas E. and Bleizgys R

1.1.04 Carbon gain of C3 and C4 grasses in a dense canopy in the field
Berone G.D., Lattanzi F.A. and Schnyder H.

1.1.05 AFLP analysis of genetic differentiation in legume germplasm in contrasting environments
Collins R.P., Frankow-Lindberg B.E., Helgadóttir Á., Skřt L., Jones C. and Skřt K.P.

1.1.07 Greenhouse gas inventory for grasslands in the Basque Country in 1990 and 2008
del Hierro O., Artetxe A. and Pinto M.

1.1.08 Fertiliser value and environmental impact of digestate application on permanent grassland
Dieterich B., Finnan J., Hepp S., Hochstrasser T. and Müller C.

1.1.09 Change in carbon balance of a dry calcareous grassland caused by spontaneous afforestation
Ferlan M., Eler K., Alberti G., Vodnik D., Peressotti A., Miglietta F., Simončič P. and Batič F.

1.1.11 Reduction of N2O emissions from grasslands under Atlantic conditions with the use of inhibitors (Basque Country, northern Spain)
Menéndez S., Merino P., Pinto M., González-Murua C. and Estavillo J.M.

1.1.12 Evapotranspiration from grassland with contact to groundwater
Misztal A. and Zarzycki J.

1.1.13 Climate change mitigation in European grasslands
Peeters A. and Hopkins A.

1.1.14 Surface Runoff Simulator (SIMU) hastens the research on phosphorus losses from grassland
Saarijärvi K. and Virkajärvi P.

1.1.15 Effect of climate change on grassland production for herbivorous livestock systems in France
Ruget F., Moreau J.-C., Cloppet E. and Souverain F.

1.1.16 Fertilising practices to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from managed grasslands
Schils R.L.M., Van Groenigen J.W., Velthof G.L. and Kuikman P.J.

1.1.17 Nitrous oxide emissions from highly productive grassland as a function of soil compaction and nitrogen fertilization
Schmeer M., Dittert K., Loges R., Senbayram M. and Taube F.

1.1.18 Grazing intensity and precipitation affects herbage accumulation, herbage quality and animal performance in semi-arid grassland
Schönbach P., Wan H., Gierus M., Müller K., Lin L., Susenbeth A. and Taube F.

1.1.19 Effect of precipitation on dry matter production of a meadow with varied cutting frequency
Thumm U. and Tonn B.

1.1.21 Modelling the aboveground productivity in Cantabrian mountain grassland: the effect of available moisture and grazing
Aldezabal A., Mandaluniz N., Laskurain N.A., Azpiroz A. and Uriarte L.

1.1.22 Management of a Nardetum strictae - results of a fifty year experiment
Hochberg H. and Zopf D.

1.1.23 Effects of nutrient availability on intrinsic water-use efficiency of temperate semi-natural grassland under rising atmospheric CO2during the last century
Köhler I., Poulton P., Macdonald A., Auerswald K. and Schnyder H.

1.1.24 Can the dehesa system work as a carbon sink? Analysis of the case of the 'deheson del encinar' (Toledo, Spain)
Roig S., López-Carrasco C., Benavides R., De Simón Cid N., Díaz-Pines E., Montes F., Alonso Ponce R. and Rubio A.

Session 1.2 - Grassland and socio-economic change

1.2.01 Socio-economic changes and their effects on agro-pastoral goat husbandry systems in semi-arid, sub-tropical mountain regions
Dickhoefer U. and Schlecht E.

1.2.02 Management and legislation affecting the conservation of mountain grasslands subjected to common use in Central Apennine
D'Ottavio P., Trobbiani P., Rismondo M., Iezzi G., Piergiovanni R., Sargenti P., Santilocchi R. and Roggero P.P.

1.2.03 Structural analysis of the dairy industry and its evolution in Central Switzerland
Hofstetter P.

1.2.04 Grassland management on the 'Low Cost Farm': an overview of an eight-year period
Holshof G. and de Haan M.H.A.

1.2.05 Global economic crisis impacts on dairy cattle in the Czech Republic
Kvapilík J., Kohoutek A. and Komárek P.

1.2.06 Values and image of pasture-based milk production systems
Lobsiger M., Wyss U., Réviron S. and Stoll W.

1.2.07 The role of agri-environmental programmes in grassland conservation and environmental protection
Stypiński P.

1.2.08 Assessment of energy consumption pattern in a sample of Walloon livestock farming systems
Rabier F., Mignon C., Lejeune L. and Stilmant D.

1.2.10 Environmental aspects of grazing animals in a European context
Van der Hoek K.W.

1.2.11 Abandonment of farming practices: impact on vegetation
Zarzycki J. and Misztal A.

1.2.12 Master Cattleman: a comprehensive-interdisciplinary approach for delivering forage-livestock information to producers
Lacefield G., Burris R., Smith R. and Porter L.

Session 2.1 - Grassland systems and technology

2.1.01 Productivity and yield quality of white clover-grass mixed swards depending on cutting frequency
Adamovics A. and Adamovica O.

2.1.03 Pastures feeding value response to humic fertilizers
Klimas E. and Balezentiene L.

2.1.04 Soil fertility and forage yield in a maize-Italian ryegrass rotation fertilized with pelletized broiler litter
Bande-Castro M.J., Gómez-Sánchez R., Sainz M.J. and López-Mosquera M.E.

2.1.05 Natural lucerne populations of Estonia: yielding ability, herbage quality and prospective ways of use
Bender A. and Tamm S.

2.1.06 A preliminary study on new biodegradable films to cover silages
Borreani G., Chion A.R., Piano S., Ranghino F. and Tabacco E.

2.1.07 Utilisation of clover-grass silage of different cutting dates for solid fuel production
Bühle L., Richter F., Perbandt D., Stoll S. and Wachendorf M.

2.1.08 PROGRASS - A mobile plant to produce solid fuel from grass harvested in the NATURA grassland habitats
Bühle L., Donnison I., Heinsoo K., Südekum K.-H. and Wachendorf M.

2.1.09 White clover effect on yield and quality of a Lolium perenne sward under cutting conditions
De Vliegher A.

2.1.10 Crop-livestock system: Influence of different sward heights in cattle performance
Carvalho P. C. de F.,Wesp C. de L., Conte O., Machado A. P., Oliveira E. V. and Bremm C.

2.1.11 Grazing with a mobile milking robot
Dufrasne I., Robaye V., Istasse L. and Hornick J. L.

2.1.12 Fermentation residues of biogas co-fermentation and their effects on grassland
Elsaesser M.

2.1.13 Forage yield and N2 fixation of Trifolium alexandrinum in pure stand and in mixture with Lolium multiflorum
Giambalvo D., Amato G., Di Miceli G., Frenda A.S., Ruisi P. and Stringi L.

2.1.14 Effect of different methods of sward renovation on selected physical and chemical soil properties
Zając M., Spychalski W. and Goliński P.

2.1.15 Biogas-Expert: grassland methane yield and short-term N efficiency of biogas residues
Wienforth B., Herrmann A., Sieling K., Ohl S., Hartung E., Taube F. and Kage H.

2.1.16 Using digital image analysis to estimate legume contents in legume-grass swards
Himstedt M., Fricke T. and Wachendorf M.

2.1.17 Grassland potassium balance in a pot experiment using soils with different management histories
Seidel M., Kayser M., Moir J.L. and Isselstein J.

2.1.18 The intensity of grassland management on farms in the north-eastern part of Lublin province
Jankowski K., Jodełka J., Kolczarek J. and Sosnowski J.

2.1.20 Effects of Trifolium incarnatum proportion in binary mixtures with Lolium multiflorum on the soil Nmin content and the amount of symbiotically fixed N
Kramberger B., Gselman A. and Podvrsnik M.

2.1.21 Use of portable NIRS equipment in field conditions to determine the nutritional value of mountain pastures
Mendarte S., Ibarra A., Garbisu C., Besga G. and Albizu I.

2.1.22 Dairy soiled water as an organic fertilizer for perennial ryegrass pasture
Minogue D., Murphy P., French P., Coughlan F. and Bolger T.

2.1.23 Fertilisation with different types of sewage sludge on pasture production and protein concentration in a silvopastoral system developed under Fraxinus excelsior L.
Mosquera-Losada M.R., Ferreiro-Domínguez N. and Rigueiro-Rodríguez A.

2.1.24 Liming and sewage sludge influence on Ca soil and understorey development in reforested Pinus radiata D. Don plantations
Rigueiro-Rodríguez A., Cuińa-Cotarelo R. and Mosquera-Losada M.R.

2.1.26 Impact of different levels of inorganic and organic fertilizers on sward production
Rigueiro-Rodríguez A., García-Fernández M. and Mosquera-Losada M.R.

2.1.27 The organic-mineral fertilization of a Festuca rubra L. grassland for eight years
Păcurar F., Rotar I., Gârda N. and Morea A.

2.1.28 Effect of frost on regrowth ability and frost tolerance of rush (Juncus spp.)
Folkestad J., Řstrem L. and Netland J.

2.1.29 Hyperspectral measurements in maize (Zea mays L.) for silage
Perbandt D., Fricke T. and Wachendorf M. .

2.1.30 Effects of additional illumination under changing simulated sky cover on field spectroscopic measurements in clover-grass swards
Perbandt D., Fricke T. and Wachendorf M.

2.1.31 Analysis of land utilisation by red deer in the Apennine Mountains
Crocetti C., Ponzetta M.P., Minder I., Messeri A., Cervasio F., Argenti G. and Maccelli S.

2.1.32 Ammonia volatilization after application of biogas slurries in a coastal marsh region of Northern Germany
Quakernack R., Techow A., Herrmann A., Taube F., Kage H. and Pacholski A.

2.1.33 Changes in soil P status of grassland in the Netherlands between 1971 and 2009
Reijneveld J.A., Ehlert P.A.I., Schoumans O.F., Termorshuizen A.J and Oenema O.

2.1.34 A comparison of different conversion techniques for the production of energy from permanent grasslands
Richter F. and Wachendorf M.

2.1.35 Improvement of permanent grasslands in NE Romania
Samuil C., Vintu V., Iacob T. and Popovici I. C.

2.1.36 Effects of different methods of meadow maintenance and non-tillage seeding on yield and plant composition
Sauter J. and Latsch R.

2.1.37 Suitability of perennial grasses and legume-grass-mixtures for methane production
Schmaler K., Weiß K. and Krause R.

2.1.38 Defining optimum practices for Italian ryegrass seed production in Serbia
Simić A., Vučković S., Petrović S. and Sokolović D.

2.1.40 The benefits of long-term legume swards in an organic farming system
Slepetys J. and Slepetiene A.

2.1.41 Grass and grass-legume mixtures for methane production
Sölter U., Höppner F., Luesink W., Ingwersen B., Feuerstein U. and Greef J.M.

2.1.42 Biogas-Expert: Sustainable biomethane production in northern Germany - Nitrogen leaching after application of biogas residue
Svoboda N., Wienforth B., Sieling K., Kage H., Taube F. and Herrmann A.

2.1.43 Biogas-Expert: Nitrous oxide emission from biogas production systems on a coastal marsh soil
Techow A., Dittert K., Senbayram M., Quakernak R., Pacholski A., Kage H., Taube F. and Herrmann A.

2.1.44 The evaluation of tall fescue, cocksfoot and reed canary grass as energy crops for biogas production
Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Z. and Dabkevičius Z.

2.1.45 Potential of leaching to optimise fuel quality of semi-natural grassland biomass
Tonn B., Thumm U. and Claupein W.

2.1.46 Improving grasslands of Agrostis capillaris and Festuca rubra in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania by organic fertilization
Vintu V., Samuil C., Popovici I.C. and Saghin G.

2.1.47 Assessing small-scale soil spatial variability and depth to groundwater on shallow grassland soils with electromagnetic induction
Gottfried T., Auerswald K. and Schnyder H.

2.1.48 High quality grass - Potential for biogas production
Banemann D., Kramer E. and Ingwersen B.

Session 2.2 - The role of genetic resources

2.2.01 Some plant characteristics of accessions of fescue species (Festuca sp.) collected from the Central-Black Sea Region of Turkey
Acar Z., Ayan I., Basaran U., Mut H. and Asci O.

2.2.02 Habitat of Camphorosma monspeliaca L. species in semi-arid regions of Iran
Tilaki G.A.D. and Gharibvand H.A.K.

2.2.03 White clover (Trifolium repens L.) germplasm evaluation under two levels of soil phosphorus: growth and phosphorus absorption
Acuńa H., Inostroza L. and Sánchez M.P.

2.2.04 Influence of the cutting regime on sainfoin yield (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.)
Demdoum S., Delgado I. and Muńoz F.

2.2.05 Legumes increase forage Brassica yield in low-input systems
Fustec J., Cortés-Mora F.A., Piva G., Oury V., Pineau S. and Renaud S.

2.2.06 Morphogenetic and structural characterization of seven tropical forage grasses
Nascimento Jr. D., Rodrigues C. S., Da Silva S. C., Silveira M. C. T., Sousa B. M. L., Detmann E., Sbrissia A. F., Silva W. L., Pena K. S., Monteiro H. C. F. and Vilela H. H.

2.2.07 Morphogenetic and structural characteristics of Andropogon gayanus cut to different heights over seasons
Nascimento Jr. D., Sousa B.M.L., Da Silva S.C., Monteiro H.C.F., Rodrigues C.S., Souza Jr. S.J., Sbrissia A.F. and Ramos R.S.

2.2.08 Influence of 1000-grain weight on predicted density of selected varieties of pasture grass species
Harkot W., Czarnecki Z. and Gawryluk A.

2.2.09 Genetic diversity of red clover varieties listed in Germany concerning the resistance to Southern Anthracnose
Jacob I., Hartmann S., Schubiger F.X. and Struck C.

2.2.10 Osmotic adjustment and water use efficiency of seven cultivars of Lotus corniculatus L.
Inostroza L., Acuńa H. and Rivera H.

2.2.11 Root system development of Lolium perenne under different management
Straková M., Janků Ľ. and Straka J.

2.2.13 Conservation characteristics of maize cultivars ensiled as whole-crop, cob or stover at sequential stages of maturity
Lynch J.P., O'Kiely P. and Doyle E.M.

2.2.14 Response of Dactylis glomerata to low temperature stress
Borawska-Jarmułowicz B., Mastalerczuk G. and Kalaji M.H.

2.2.15 The aesthetic value of turfgrass varieties
Popovici C. I., Vintu V. and Samuil C.

2.2.16 Apex development and stem morphology of vernalized and regrowing tillers of timothy
Seppänen M., Pakarinen K., Jokela V., Andersen J.R., Fiil A., Santanen A. and Virkajärvi P.

2.2.17 Lifespan of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) plant organs under northern temperate climatic conditions
Sturite I., Henriksen T.M. and Breland T.A.

2.2.18 Effects of fungal endophyte infection in the grass Festuca rubra on germination and growth of four legume species
Vázquez-de-Aldana B.R., Romo M., García-Ciudad A., Petisco C. and García-Criado B.

2.2.19 Cytoplasmic genetic diversity in molecular markers within and between Loliumcultivars
Wallace M.D., Provan J. and Gilliland T.J.

2.2.20 Effect of maturity type of Lolium perenne cultivars on performance of grass-clover mixtures under frequent cutting
Wulfes R. and Taube F.

2.2.23 Selection of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) genotypes in northwestern Russia
Pozdnykov V.A., Malashin S.N., Drizhachenko A.I and Pozdnyakov A.V

Session 3.1 - Forage conservation, feeding value and product quality

3.1.01 Forage botanical and chemical composition on dairy farms with different grassland systems and production systems
Adler S. and Steinshamn H.

3.1.02 Using NIR spectroscopy to determine cow diet and geographical origin from milk samples
Andueza D., Coppa M., Agabriel C., Constant I., Lombardi G. and Martin B.

3.1.03 Development and nutritive value of three varieties of sainfoin compared to lucerne during primary growth
Theodoridou K., Aufrčre J., Andueza D., Pourrat J. and Baumont R.

3.1.04 Quality of grass silages wilted as swathed or wide-spread crop
Bakken A.K., Johansen A .and Synnes O.M.

3.1.05 Top losses of corn silage sealed with oxygen barrier film
Basso F.C., Reis R.A., Nogueira M., Bernardes T.F. and Roth A.P.T.P.

3.1.06 Propionibacterium acidipropionici, Lactobacillus plantarum or its combination on the aerobic stability and microbial dynamics of corn silage
Basso F.C., Reis R.A., Assis F.B., Lara E.C. and Rodrigues J.F.H.

3.1.07 Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus plantarum or their combination effects on aerobic stability and microbial dynamics of corn silage
Basso F.C., Reis R.A., Nogueira M., Assis F.B. and Roth A.P.T.P.

3.1.08 The effect of forage species on kinetics of large and small particles in dairy cows
Bayat A.R., Rinne M., Ahvenjärvi S. and Huhtanen P.

3.1.09 Forage species effects on particle digestion kinetics estimated by rumen evacuation or gas production technique
Bayat A.R., Rinne M., Seppälä A., Ahvenjärvi S. and Huhtanen P.

3.1.10 Non structural carbohydrate concentration of AM and PM-cut forage species
Bélanger G., Pelletier S., Tremblay G.F., Bertrand A., Drapeau R., Castonguay Y. and Pageau D.

3.1.12 Variability in composition of grass samples in a national testing system for Lolium perenne L.
Burns G.A., Gilliland T.J., McGilloway D.A., Lewis E., O'Donovan M. and O'Kiely P.

3.1.13 Aerobic deterioration in maize silages under different covering methods of the plastic film
Amaral R.C., Queiroz B.C., Garcia E.H.C., Sá Neto A., Bernardes T.F. and Nussio L.G.

3.1.14 Influence of conventional versus organic management systems on degradability characteristics of grass silages for dairy cows
Martínez-Fernández A., Campa B., Vicente F., Soldado A. and de la Roza-Delgado B.

3.1.15 The use of unstandardized or standardized spectra to expand a NIR calibration model for herbage analysis
Castro P.

3.1.16 Description and prediction of multi-species pasture nutritive value across the grazing season
Delaby L., Baumont R., Peccatte J.R., Aufrčre J. and Peyraud J.L.

3.1.17 Physico-chemical characterisation of forage fibre from different C3-grasses in South Brazil
Eggers M., Bockor J., Oliveira Júnior J.M., Warpechowski M.B., Dittrich J. and Gierus M.

3.1.18 Fatty acid composition of forage herb species
Warner D., Jensen S.K., Cone J.W. and Elgersma A.

3.1.19 Effects of row spacing and seeding rate on sorghum whole crop yield and quality
Emile J. C., Bolańos-Aguilar E.D., Le Roy P. and Audebert G.

3.1.20 Yields and contents of condensed tannins of some forage legumes and herbs
Goeritz M., Loges R. and Taube F.

3.1.21 Effects of dry matter and additive on wilted bale silage quality and milk production
Heikkilä T., Saarisalo E., Taimisto A.-M. and Jaakkola S.

3.1.22 Aerobic stability and fermentation quality of round bale silage treated with inoculants or propionic acid
Jaakkola S., Saarisalo E. and Heikkilä T.

3.1.23 Effects of a combination of selected lactic acid bacteria strains on the fermentation quality and aerobic deterioration of maize silage
Jatkauskas J. and Vrotniakiene V.

3.1.24 Evaluation and performance of five maize hybrids for silage cut at different cutting heights
Jobim C.C., Oliveira F.C.L., Branco A.F. and Santos G.T.

3.1.25 Characterisation of the fibre composition of fresh and ensiled herbage species under varying management conditions
King C., McEniry J., Richardson M. and O'Kiely P.

3.1.26 Production abilities and forage quality of prospective grasses in the first year after renovation
Kohoutek A., Komárek P., Nerušil, P., Odstrčilová V. and Němcová P.

3.1.27 Silage fermentation characteristics as influenced by red clover/ryegrass-mixing ratio, degree of wilting and silage inoculants
Krawutschke M., Thaysen J., Weiher N., Gierus M. and Taube F.

3.1.28 The effect of different fodder galega-grass mixtures and nitrogen fertilization on forage yield and chemical composition
Lättemäe P., Meripőld H., Tamm U. and Tamm S.

3.1.29 Insights into carbohydrate and protein fractionation in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) genotypes using the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System. 1. Carbohydrate and protein fractionation
Lösche M., Salama H., Gierus M., Herrmann A. and Taube F.

3.1.30 Performance of ewes fed long or chopped grass silage using different feeding strategies
Helander C., Eilersen R., Nřrgaard P., Arnesson A. and Nadeau E.

3.1.31 Volatile fraction from sugarcane silage and forage proportion on the ingestive behaviour of beef steers
Daniel J.L.P., Nussio L.G., Zopollatto M., Goulart R.S., Santos V.P. and Toledo Filho S.G.

3.1.32 Effect of additive treatment on fermentation quality and ruminal degradability of red clover-timothy silage
Olt A., Kaldmäe H. , Ots M. , Kärt O. and Songisepp E.

3.1.33 Effect of fungicidal control of Festuca rubra L. ssp. commutata and F. rubra L. ssp. rubra on seed infection with fungi
Panka D., Jeske M. and Szczepanek M.

3.1.34 Suitability of seed mixtures for intensively farmed permanent meadows in a mountain environment
Peratoner G., Gottardi S., Werth E., Figl U., Bodner A. and Kasal A.

3.1.35 A simple model for the estimation of protein content of first-cut meadow forage
Peratoner G., Bodner A., Stimpfl E., Werth E., Schaumberger A. and Kasal A.

3.1.36 A test of sampling methods for the investigation of forage quality in permanent meadows
Kasal A., Stimpfl E. and Peratoner G.

3.1.37 The effect of Na-buffered acid-based additives on wilted roundbale grass silage
Randby Ĺ.T.

3.1.38 Relationships between dry matter yield, forage nutritive value, and some canopy parameters of alfalfa crop
Rimi F., Macolino S. and Ziliotto U.

3.1.39 Insights into carbohydrate and protein fractionation in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) genotypes using the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System. 2. Ruminal kinetics
Salama H., Lösche M., Gierus M., Herrmann A. and Taube F.

3.1.40 Floristic composition and herbage quality changes with tree cover in NW Patagonia, Chile
Sánchez-Jardón L., Acosta B., Elizalde H. F., del Pozo A., Casado, M.A., Ovalle, C., Hepp C. and de Miguel J.M.

3.1.41 Aerobic stability evaluation by carbon dioxide (CO2) production on corn silages using Infrared Gas Analyzer
Schmidt P., Junges D., Campos G.P. and Marques R.

3.1.42 Hygiene is crucial in controlling the heating of total mixed ration
Seppälä A., Heikkilä T., Miettinen H. and Rinne M.

3.1.43 The effect of climate, clover species and swath management on pre-wilting of a mixture of grass and clover
Sřegaard K.

3.1.44 Micro-mineral profile in different grassland species
Sřegaard K., Sehested J. and Jensen S.K.

3.1.45 System modelling in studying cultivation, harvesting and storage of grass forage
Suokannas A. and Niskanen M.

3.1.46 Yields of forage crops in Schleswig-Holstein 1985-2008 under farm-scale and trial conditions
Thaysen J., Dreyer H., Sierts H.-P. and Thomsen J.

3.1.47 Does tiller type distribution explain the differences in yield and nutritive value of timothy genotypes?
Virkajärvi P., Pakarinen K., Hyrkäs M., Savolainen J. and Isolahti M.

3.1.48 Fermentation quality and dry matter losses of grass-legume silage treated with lactic acid bacteria mixture
Vrotniakiene V. and Jatkauskas J.

3.1.49 Effects of grass silage maturity and different grain sources on total dry matter intake and milk yield in high lactating dairy cows: fibre and starch interactions
Tahir M.N., Hetta M., Lund P. and Martinsson K.

3.1.50 A comparison between cut and intensively grazed swards on dry matter yield of perennial ryegrass
Wims C., McEvoy M., Boland T. and O'Donovan M.

3.1.51 The influence of natural fertilisation on quality and nutritive value of grass silage
Wróbel B. and Jankowska-Huflejt H.

Session 3.2 - Authenticity and traceability of grassland production and products

3.2.01 Variation of fatty acid profile during the grazing season in cows' milk from mountain permanent meadows
Coppa M., Lonati M., Gorlier A., Falchero L., Cugno D., Lombardi G. and Cavallero A.

3.2.02 Milk fatty acids and cheese from hay based diet and continuous or rotational grazing
Coppa M., Ferlay A., Monsallier F., Farruggia A., Pradel P. and Martin B.

3.2.03 Milk production and composition of day and night grazing of cows fed a total mixed ration
Hernández-Ortega M., Morales-Almaráz E., Martínez-Fernández A., de la Roza-Delgado B. and Vicente F.

3.2.04 Fatty acids and antioxidant profiles in summer milk from different biodynamic and conventional systems in Southern Germany
Kusche D., Ruebesam K. and Baars T.

3.2.05 Effect of the reduction of indoor supplementation on grazing time and sheep milk quality
Mandaluniz N., Barrón L.J.R., Amores G., Arranz J., Virto M., Abilleira J.E., Aldezabal A., Ruiz de Gordoa J.C., Nájera A.I., Ruiz R., Albisu M., Pérez-Elortondo F.J. and de Renobales M.

3.2.07 Ability of visible spectroscopy to authenticate pasture-fed lambs in three breeds
Prache S., Larue A., Ballet J., Jailler R., Coustet C., Teuma J.B., Pourrat J. and Andueza D

3.2.08 Seasonal variation of fatty acid in milk of intensive and extensive dairy systems in Northern Italy
Revello Chion A., Battelli G., Giaccone D., Peiretti P.G., Tabacco E. and Borreani G.

3.2.09 Composition and fatty acids profile of bovine milk after supplementation with barley and cottonseed
Roca-Fernández A. I., González-Rodríguez A., Vázquez-Yáńez O.P. and Fernández-Casado J.A.

3.2.10 Influence of French dairy feeding systems on cow milk fatty acid composition
Rouillé B. and Montourcy M.

3.2.11 Seasonal variation in the fatty acid composition of cow milk in the mountain regions of the Czech Republic
Frelich J., Šlachta M., Hanuš O., Špička J., Samková E. and Kobes M.

3.2.12 Diversity of vascular plants and ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in mountain cattle pastures
Šlachta M., Frelich J., Tonka T., Hakrová P. and Sýkorová Z.

3.2.13 The maturity stage of the grass affects milk fatty acids of cows grazing a mountain grassland
Tornambé G., Martin B., Pradel P., Di Grigoli A., Bonanno A., Chilliard Y. and Ferlay A.

3.2.14 Fatty acid composition of different grassland species
Wyss U. and Collomb M.

3.2.15 Seasonal variation in fatty acid contents of cow milk from indoor and pasture-based feeding
Wyss U., Collomb M., Frey H.J. and Hofstetter P.

3.2.16 PhytoMilk: Effect of silage botanical composition and harvest system on organic milk composition
Höjer A., Martinsson K. and Gustavsson A.-M.

Session 4.1 - Balancing tradeoffs between functions

4.1.01 Pyrrolizidine alkaloid level in Senecio jacobaea and Senecio erraticus - the effect of plant organ and forage conservation
Berendonk C., Cerff D., Hünting K., Wiedenfeld H., Becerra J. and Kuschak M.

4.1.02 Yield evolution from pastures on the Po Valley plain during the growing season
Da Ronch F. and Ziliotto U.

4.1.03 Pasture characteristics on a Venetian prealps malga where the animals' diet is supplemented by concentrates
Da Ronch F. and Ziliotto U.

4.1.04 Speed of reduction of the specific biodiversity in abandoned meadows when they are re-colonized by woodland
Da Ronch F., Macolino S. and Ziliotto U.

4.1.05 Effects of the management techniques on the specific and coenotic biodiversity in three meadows of the Venetian plain (NE Italy)
Da Ronch F., Bonifazzi B. and Ziliotto U.

4.1.07 Construction of a simplified method based on the functional composition of the vegetation for characterizing the agricultural services provided by species-rich grasslands
Duru M., Cruz P., Jouany C. and Theau J.P.

4.1.08 Survival of Rumex seedlings under different management in upland grassland
Gaisler J., Pavlů V. and Pavlů L.

4.1.09 Increasing the milk quality with grazing feeding in humid Spain grassland
Gonzalez Rodriguez A., Roca-Fernandez A.I., Vazquez-Yańez O. and Fernandez-Casado J.

4.1.10 Grassland in Pays de Caux (France): balancing trade-off between livestock feeding and decreasing runoff
Faure J., Havet A., Remy B. and Barrier C.

4.1.11 Secondary dry grassland management by frequent mowing in the Western-Cserhát, Hungary
Házi J., Bartha S., Szentes S., Malatinszky Á. and Penksza K.

4.1.12 Agronomic characteristics of a lowland and a mountain hay meadow under different cutting regimes
Hofmann M., Kirschig J. and Riehl G.

4.1.13 The effect of different grazing systems on botanical composition, diversity and productivity of permanent pasture
Kobes M., Suchý K., Voženílková B. and Frelich J.

4.1.14 The impact of Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv (tufted hairgrass) on the floristic composition of meadow communities
Kryszak A., Strychalska A., Kryszak J. and Klarzyńska A.

4.1.15 Effect of cutting frequency of a meadow sward on the bulk density of a peat-muck soil
Kulik M.

4.1.16 Protecting Aquatic Warblers (Acrocephalus paludicola) through a landscape-scale solution for the management of fen peat meadows in Poland
Lachmann L., Marczakiewicz P. and Grzywaczewski G.

4.1.17 Practices and motivations of farmers who sign contracts to preserve grassland biodiversity
Nettier B., Dobremez L., Orsini M. and Fleury P.

4.1.18 Phenolic compounds in sustainable grassland production: availability of nitrogen to plants
Oreja A., San Emeterio L., Villanueva E., Canals R.M.

4.1.19 Could the grassland production costs be an argument for biodiversity?
Orth D., Begon M. and Sabatier J.

4.1.20 Multidimensional scaling for describing the risks for grasslands ecosystems located in the Polish Landscape Parks
Paderewski J. and Sienkiewicz-Paderewska D.

4.1.21 Changes in plant C-S-R strategy after 10 years of different management of a mountain hay meadow
Pavlů L., Pavlů V. and Gaisler J.

4.1.22 Incidence of Epichloë festucae in Festuca rubra plants of natural grasslands and presence of double-stranded RNA fungal viruses
Petisco C., García-Ciudad A., Vázquez-de-Aldana B.R., García-Criado B. and Zabalgogeazcoa I.

4.1.23 e-FLORA-sys, a website tool to evaluate the agronomical and environmental value of grasslands
Plantureux S. and Amiaud B.

4.1.24 Effects of extensive year-round grazing on breeding bird communities in Northern Germany
Ruf M., Neumann H. and Reck H.

4.1.27 Plant communities and plant species of the permanent grasslands in 'The Bug Ravine Landscape Park' and the methods of their protection
Sienkiewicz-Paderewska D.

4.1.28 Mechanical weeding of Rumex obtusifolius in grasslands
Strnad L., Hejcman M., Křišťálová V. and Fričová K.

4.1.29 Effect of different management on the yields, forage quality and botanical composition of permanent grassland
Štýbnarová M., Svozilová M., Hakl J., Karabcová H., Pozdíšek J. and Otrhálková, P.

4.1.30 Effects of mowing and grazing with Hungarian grey cattle on species composition of Pannon grasslands
Szentes S., Házi J., Bartha S., Tasi J., Wichmann B. and Penksza K.

4.1.31 Fertilization as a factor of plant community change, higher productivity and water percolation on a mountain meadow
Szewczyk W. and Kasperczyk M.

4.1.32 Minimum management intensity for maintaining and improving biodiversity of a mesotrophic semi-natural grassland
Tonn B. and Briemle G.

4.1.34 Concepts for nutrient management in nature conservation areas on organic soils
Müller J., Kayser M. and Belting H.

4.1.35 Do management strategies of dairy farming clash with floristic diversity of dairy production?
Tichter A., Wrage N. and Isselstein J.

4.1.36 Relationship between a soil reaction and floristic diversity of grass communities from the Molinio-Arrhenatheretea class
Warda M. and Stamirowska-Krzaczek E.A.

Session 4.2 - Functions of biodiversity

4.2.01 Habitat improvements with agronomic treatments for ungulates in an area of central Italy
Messeri A., Ponzetta M., Cervasio F., Crocetti C., Gori L. and Argenti G.

4.2.02 Plant communities and soil groups in mountain pastures of the Central Pyrenees
Ascaso J., Alcubilla M., Broca A. and Ferrer C.

4.2.03 Quality of food products from species-rich alpine pastures
Bele B., Řsterlie M. and Norderhaug A.

4.2.04 Halting the loss of biodiversity: Endemic vascular plants in grasslands of Europe
Bruchmann I. and Hobohm C.

4.2.05 Diversity of weed spectrum in grasses grown for seed in the Czech Republic
Cagaš B., Macháč J., Frydrych J. and Macháč R.

4.2.07 Study of the earthworm population (Lumbricus terrestris) in grassland differing in management
Daugėlienė N., Žekonienė V., Bartkevičius E. and Gavenauskas A.

4.2.09 A method to assess the management of permanent grasslands at farm level
Duru M., Cruz P., Martin G. and Theau J.P.

4.2.10 Influence of management and environmental factors on species composition and species richness in semi-arid rangeland in western Iran
Faramarzi M., Kesting S., Wrage N. and Isselstein J.

4.2.11 Grazing exclusion effects on species composition and primary productivity in a pasture, Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Fernández-Lugo S., de Nascimento L., Naranjo A., Bermejo L.A. and Arévalo J.R.

4.2.12 Richness of unsown plant species in a sown ley crop
Frankow-Lindberg B.E.

4.2.13 Carbon isotope composition (δ C) in Dactylis glomerata and its relationship with water use efficiency at plant and leaf level
Gulías J., Ribas-Carbó M., Moreno M.T., Conesa M.A. and Cifre J.

4.2.14 Management strategies to increase botanical diversity at grassland with a history of intensive agricultural management
Hald A.B. and Nielsen A.L.

4.2.15 How can Trifolium repens patches simultaneously expand and persist?
Johansen L.

4.2.16 Restoration of species-rich grasslands: reduction in nutrient availability slightly improved forb species' establishment
Huguenin-Elie O., Stutz C.J., Gago R. and Lüscher A.

4.2.17 Differences in plant species diversity between managed and abandoned semi-natural meadows
Kącki Z.

4.2.19 Diversity-ecosystem function relationship in mixed forage crops
Llurba R., Ribas A., Ventura D., Connolly J. and Sebastiŕ M.T

4.2.20 Plant strategies in relation to different grazing intensities
Ludvíková V. and Pavlů V.

4.2.21 Grass-legume mixtures can fix more N2 from the atmosphere than legume pure stands
Lüscher A., Nyfeler D., Suter M., Suter D. and Huguenin-Elie O.

4.2.22 The effect of manipulated plant species diversity of semi-natural permanent grassland on forage production and quality
Petersen U., Isselstein J. and Wrage N.

4.2.23 Manipulating species richness of permanent grasslands - a new approach to biodiversity experiments
Petersen U., Wrage N., Köhler L., Leuschner C. and Isselstein J.

4.2.24 Diversity and stability in experimental grassland communities
Picasso V.D., Brummer E.C. and Liebman M.

4.2.25 15Nitrogen uptake from shallow- versus deep-rooted plants in multi-species and monoculture grassland
Pirhofer-Walzl K., Hřgh-Jensen H., Rasmussen J., Rasmussen J., Sřegaard K. and Eriksen J.

4.2.26 Use of species number, Shannon index and Sorensen index for the evaluation of biodiversity in different types of pasture
Pornaro C., Munari N. and Ziliotto U.

4.2.27 Influence of afforestation on forage value and plant diversity in the Mediterranean
Susan F., Pornaro C., Migliorini S. and Ziliotto U.

4.2.29 Changes in biodiversity composition and soil nutrient content with management in a Pyrenean grassland community
Ribas A., Llurba R., Ventura D., Hodge A. and Sebastiŕ M.-T.

4.2.30 Species richness and natural amenities of selected grassland communities in Western Pomerania
Rogalski M., Wieczorek A. and Szenejko M .

4.2.31 The influence of the land-use system upon Arnica montana L. grasslands
Rotar I., Stoie A., Păcurar F., Gârda N., Vidican R. and Michler B.

4.2.32 Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis on growth and N2 fixation of Trifolium alexandrinum under late drought stress conditions
Saia S., Ruisi P., Amato G. and Giambalvo D.

4.2.33 Plant functional trait expression in the Rengen Grassland Experiment
Schellberg J., Brüne K. and Hejcman M.

4.2.34 Long-term effects of large-scale, moderate grazing on the vegetation of a river valley
Schrautzer J., Jensen K., Breuer V. and Breuer M.

4.2.36 Survey of permanent grasslands in Sweden
Hasund K.P., Diemer M.H., Persson K. and Stĺhlberg D.

4.2.38 Roots and earthworms under grass, clover and a grass-clover mixture
van Eekeren N., Bokhorst J. and Brussaard L.

4.2.39 13Carbon allocated to the leaf growth zone of Poa pratensis reflects soil water and vapour pressure deficit
Auerswald K., Landinger C., Wittmer M. and Schnyder H.

4.2.40 Influence of drought stress and fertilisation on carbon isotopes as indicators of water use of grassland differing in diversity
Wrage N., Gauckler L., Steep E., Küchenmeister F., Küchenmeister K. and Isselstein J.

4.2.42 Perturbed ecosystems are the most affected by goat grazing: A study of floristic composition (La Palma, Canary Island)
Bermejo L., De Nascimento L., Saro I., Camacho Á. and Mata J.

4.2.44 Following plant community assembly and plant phenotypic plasticity in different grassland habitats using traditional ecological and non-invasive high resolution census methods
Plückers C., Rascher U., Temperton V.M.

4.2.45 Does biodiversity promote stability against prolonged summer drought?
Vogel A., Scherer-Lorenzen M. and Weigelt A.

Session 5.1 - Pasture management and production

5.1.01 Modelling the dynamics of biomass production and herbage quality of grasslands according to functional groups composition
Baumont R., Andueza D., Vuattoux J., Picard F. and Michaud A.

5.1.02 The quest for persistent green in outdoor chicken runs - an investigation on fourteen grassland species
Breitsameter L., Wrage N. and Isselstein J.

5.1.03 Dietary selection of heifers in natural grasslands: effect of time of day and phenological stage
Carvalho P.C.F., Bremm C., Gibb M.J., Perez N., Fonseca L. and Amaral G.A.

5.1.04 Intake choices of cattle and sheep grazing alone or together on grass swards differing in plant species diversity
Cuchillo H.M. and Isselstein J.

5.1.05 Relationship between herbaceous productivity and species richness in grazed areas on La Palma (Canary Islands)
de Nascimento L., Bermejo L.A., Saro I., Fernández-Lugo S. and Mata J.

5.1.06 Are high genetic merit dairy cows compatible with low input grazing systems?
Delaby L., Horan B., O'Donovan M., Gallard Y. and Peyraud J.L.

5.1.07 Daily pattern of feeding activities of dairy cows in an 8-d rotational grazing system
Delagarde R., Peyraud J.L. and Wade M.H.

5.1.08 Tillering dynamics in Brachiaria decumbens pastures under continuous stocking
Santos M.E.R., Fonseca D.M., Nascimento Júnior D., Gomide C.A.M., Gomes V.M. and Sbrissia A.F.

5.1.09 Selective grazing, patch stability and vegetation dynamics in a rotationally-grazed pasture
Dumont B., Carrčre P., Rossignol N., Chadoeuf J., Farruggia A., Ginane C. and Louault F.

5.1.10 Balance between production and biodiversity in two upland dairy grazing systems
Farruggia A., Pomičs D., Bethier A., Troquier O., Le Bec G., Paccard P., Baumont B. and Pradel P.

5.1.11 Long term performance of an artificial pasture vegetation under Mediterranean conditions in Turkey
Geren H., Avcioglu R., Soya H., Kir B., Demiroglu G. and Kavut Y.T.

5.1.12 The effect of nitrogen on yield and composition of grass clover swards at three sites in Ireland: a comparison of six commonly grown species
Gilliland T.J., Farrell A.D., McGilloway D. and Grogan D.

5.1.13 Evaluation of leaf tensile strength of selected grass genotypes
Goliński P., Golińska B. and Zając M.

5.1.14 Performance of Lolium perenne with Trifolium repens, and spontaneous grasses with Trifolium repens, in Azores
Gomes A.

5.1.16 Comparison of methods for estimating forage mass in grazing systems of the south Brazilian Pampas
Grün A., Gierus M., Carvalho P.F.C., Pinto C. E. and Brambilla D.

5.1.17 Post-grazing height and productivity of white clover-based systems of dairy production
Humphreys J., Keogh B., Phelan P. and Casey I.A.

5.1.18 Growth and quality of multispecies pastures harvested at a fixed sward height
Johansen A.

5.1.21 The effect of pasture herbage mass on dairy cow ruminal pH
Lewis E., Coughlan F., O'Donovan M. and Wims C.

5.1.22 Patterns of sward height reduction in a tropical pasture grazed by dairy cows
Mezzalira J.C., Carvalho P.C.F, Amaral M.F., Bremm C., Da Trindade J.K., Gonçalves E.N., Martins R. S. and Genro T.C.M.

5.1.23 Beef fattening on grazed leys: interest of tall fescue
Mosimann E., Schmied R. and Thomet P.

5.1.24 The effects of the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide (DCD) on herbage production when applied at different times and rates in the autumn and spring
O'Connor P.J., Hennessy D., O'Donovan M. and Lynch B.

5.1.25 Substitution rate and milk response to maize silage supplementation of dairy cows grazing low-mass pastures
Pérez-Prieto L.A., Peyraud J.L. and Delagarde R.

5.1.26 Impacts of autumn cutting height and interval on annual productivity of a white clover-grass sward
Phelan P., Keogh B., Casey I.A., Fitzgerald E. and Humphreys J.

5.1.28 Productivity and floristic diversity of a continuous grazing system on short swards in mountainous regions of Austria
Poetsch E.M., Resch R., Haeusler J. and Steinwidder A.

5.1.29 Voluntary intake of forages from permanent grasslands with different quality in suckler cows
Pozdíšek J., Látal O. and Štýbnarová M.

5.1.30 Effect of two pre-grazing herbage masses and daily herbage allowances on perennial ryegrass sward characteristics
Roca-Fernández A. I., O'Donovan M., Curran J. and González-Rodríguez A.

5.1.31 Wood-pastures of Hungary, a disappearing agrosilvopastoral system
Saláta D., Penksza K., Malatinszky Á., Kenéz Á. and Szentes S.

5.1.32 Effect of entry time to a daily strip on daily weight gain and nitrogen balance
Sánchez Chopa F., Nadin L.B., Trindade J.K., Amaral G. and Gonda H.L.

5.1.34 Potassium effect on pasture yield and its composition in management of an old permanent pasture
Sarunaite L. and Kadziuliene Z.

5.1.35 Morphological characteristics and tiller population density of aruana guineagrass subjected to frequencies and severities of grazing by sheep
Zanini G.D., Santos G.T., Padilha D.A., Cizinande S., Silva D., Borges J.A.S., Silva M.C., Freitas R.C., Arruda J. C. A., Almeida G., Nascimento-Junior D., Da Silva S.C. and Sbrissia A.F.

5.1.36 Continuous grazing in comparison to cutting management on an organic meadow in the eastern Alps
Starz W., Steinwidder W., Pfister R. and Rohrer H.

5.1.37 Changing towards a seasonal low-input pastoral dairy production system in mountainous regions of Austria - results from pilot farms during reorganisation
Steinwidder A., Starz W., Podstatzky L., Kirner L., Pötsch E.M., Pfister R. and Gallnböck M.

5.1.38 Impact of grazing intensity on performance of sheep in the Inner Mongolian steppe, China
Müller K., Lin L., Glindemann T., Wang C., Schiborra A., Schönbach P., Wan H.W., Tas B.M., Dickhöfer U., Gierus M., Taube F. and Susenbeth A

5.1.39 Efficiency of Swiss and New Zealand dairy breeds under grazing conditions on Swiss dairy farms
Thomet P., Piccand V., Schori F., Troxler J.. Wanner M. and Kunz P.

5.1.40 Dry matter production of perennial ryegrass swards following poaching damage on a free-draining brown earth soil
Tuńon G., O'Donovan M., Hennessy D., Kemp P., Lopez Villalobos N. and Kennedy E.

5.1.41 The grazing selectivity of Konik horses on grasslands located in Biebrza National Park
Chodkiewicz A. and Stypiński P.

5.1.42 The impact of white clover-lucerne interactions in the swards on pasture seasonal productivity
Kadžiulienė Ž., Kadžiulis L. and Šarūnaitė L.

5.1.44 Bite frequency as indicator for grass intake during grazing
Oudshoorn F.W., Kristensen J.K. Jřrgensen R.N. and Hansen H.H.

Session 5.2 - Environmental benefits and risks

5.2.01 Water quality and the environmental use of livestock ponds
Canals R.M., Ferrer V., San Emeterio L., Iriarte A. and Villanueva E.

5.2.02 Residual effects of cutting and grazing on grass-clover growth
Eriksen, J., Sřegaard K. and Askegaard M.

5.2.03 How does stocking rate influence biodiversity in a hill-range pasture continuously grazed by horses?
Fleurance G., Dumont B. and Farruggia A.

5.2.04 Silage maize in crop rotations with different grass mixtures - N balances and N leaching
Kalmlage T., Kayser M. and Isselstein J.

5.2.05 Soil nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium contents on a dairy cattle pasture
Kryszak J. and Musiał M.

5.2.06 Shortcut strategies to improve plant species richness after years of intensive management in moist grassland
Nielsen A.L. and Hald A.B.

5.2.07 Cattle grazing on Swedish semi-natural pastures - how behaviour effects nutrient transport in the grazing area
Pelve M.E., Glimskär A. and Spörndly E.

5.2.08 Nitrogen and potassium leaching from grassland soil depending on applied fertilizer type and rate and sward botanical composition
Raave H., Kauer K., Noormets M., Selge A. and Viiralt R.

5.2.09 Behaviour of two cow genotypes within a low input grazing system and a high input total confinement system
Roca-Fernández A. I., Ferris C. P., Vance E.R. and González-Rodríguez A.

5.2.10 Effect of Scottish Highland cattle grazing on plant communities with Phalarisarundinacea
Rogalski M. and Pławska-Olejniczak J.

5.2.11 Nitrogen balances for three strains of dairy cows and contrasting intensive grassland systems
Ryan W., Hennessy D., Boland T. and Shalloo L.

5.2.12 Flows of nitrogen and phosphorus on large dairy farms with different grazing systems - a model study
Salomon E., Spörndly E., Sundberg M. and Wahlund L.