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The agronomic role of introduced dung beetles in grazing systems.

Published online
01 Jan 1976
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

McKinney, G. T. & Morley, F. H. W.

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The responses by pasture plants to the burial of dung by beetles may be large in the area of the dung pat due to a reduction of smothering and the deeper placement of phosphorus and nitrogen. However, over the whole of a paddock, the responses are not likely to influence animal production, even in heavily stocked pastures.

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