For most of the Austrian grassland and dairy farmers the home-grown forage from their meadows and pastures is a substantial element of their farm management system. Different measures, aiming at the improvement of forage quality, are therefore of great interest. Beside aspects of fertilisation, weed control and forage conservation, grassland renovation is one of the basic keys to succeed. Due to the specific climatic and topographical conditions, renovation of mountainous and alpine grassland is a special challenge both from a technical and ecological point of view.
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