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Table 2 General description of the grazed páramo sites (G) including their average elevation and slope

From: Impacts of pine plantations on carbon stocks of páramo sites in southern Ecuador

Location Altitud (m a.s.l.) Slope (%) Pre-tilling and tilling activities Type of land use before grazing Grassland age (years) Grass Animal load (ABU/ha)
Irquis 2830 22.5 Preparation through ploughing, liming, and organic fertilization NG > 10 Pennisetum clandestinum 1
Nero 3200 26.2 Preparation through plowing, organic and inorganic fertilization, and pastures irrigation and rotation NG > 10 Dactylis sp., Trifolium sp. and Lolium sp. 2
La Paz 3320 22.5 Forest logging and burning, solid preparation was made using plowing discs NG 3 Dactylis sp. and Pennisetum clandestinum 1
Tutupali Chico 3480 31.5 Tussock grass burn NG < 3 Calamagrostis intermedia < 0.2
Tutupali Grande 3470 27.7 Tussock grass burn NG < 3 Calamagrostis intermedia < 0.2
Quinsacocha 3600 20.0 Vegetable cover cleaning, soil preparation through plowing and poultry fertilization NG 5 Lolium sp. 0.5
Soldados 3750 14.2 Ground preparation through harrow and adding of vegetal material into the soil NG 7 Lolium sp. and Dactylis sp. 0.4
  1. ABU/ha: adult bovine unit per hectare and per year