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Advantages, disadvantages, and reasons for non-adoption of rotational grazing, herbal leys, trees on farms and ley-arable rotations on English livestock farms

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Adoption of rotational grazing or multi-species herbal leys, planting trees and integrating livestock into arable rotations can increase agricultural productivity and carbon storage on temperate ruminant livestock farms. However, farmers frequently have rational reasons for not adopting seemingly beneficial management practices. Here, we conduct semi-structured interviews with sheep and beef cattle farmers and industry representatives in England, to determine the advantages, disadvantages, an...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/21683565.2022.2146253

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
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Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
330-354
Publication date:
2022-11-20
Acceptance date:
2022-11-04
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EISSN:
2168-3573
ISSN:
2168-3565
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1300464
Local pid:
pubs:1300464
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2022-11-08

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