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Applied research on multiple land use through silvopastoral system in Southern Chile

by Peñaloza, R; Herve, M; Sobarzo, L.
Publisher: 1985Subject(s): SISTEMAS SILVOPASTORILES | OVINOS | PRODUCCION ANIMAL | CHILE | SHEEP | ANIMAL PRODUCTION | CHILE | OVIN | PRODUCTION ANIMALE | CHILI In: Agroforestry Systems (Países Bajos) v. 3(1) p. 59-77Summary: In 1977 a silvopastoral system was started in a 8.5 ha farm with the typical soil characteristics of the coastal ranges of southern Chile, planted with Radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) 2/0, with a 2.5 x 7 m spacing. The sheep management system began in June 1979. The stocking rate varied from 6 to 8 sheep per ha. During the 1979-82 period rotational grazing in four paddocks with native pasture and subterranean clover was used. Starting from June 1982, pasture area had increased to 12 ha. Dry/Matter/ha availability, sheep and lamb weight, reproduction and growth of lambs, show that the system is feasible and practical. During these years the mean wool production was between 3.5 to 4 kg per sheep. The economic results of the system are attractive as to improve farmers' income, also preventing erosion, allowing a means to promote development of an important area in Southern Chile
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In 1977 a silvopastoral system was started in a 8.5 ha farm with the typical soil characteristics of the coastal ranges of southern Chile, planted with Radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) 2/0, with a 2.5 x 7 m spacing. The sheep management system began in June 1979. The stocking rate varied from 6 to 8 sheep per ha. During the 1979-82 period rotational grazing in four paddocks with native pasture and subterranean clover was used. Starting from June 1982, pasture area had increased to 12 ha. Dry/Matter/ha availability, sheep and lamb weight, reproduction and growth of lambs, show that the system is feasible and practical. During these years the mean wool production was between 3.5 to 4 kg per sheep. The economic results of the system are attractive as to improve farmers' income, also preventing erosion, allowing a means to promote development of an important area in Southern Chile

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