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Influence of spring, fall, and spring-fall grazing on crested wheatgrass rangeAuthor(s): Pat O. Currie
Source: Journal of Range Management. 23(2): 103-108.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionGrazing crested wheatgrass during spring only, fall only, and spring and fall to a 1-inch stubble height for 10 years had little effect on vegetative characteristics of the seeded stands. Invasion of the stands by other species was greater with spring or spring-fall use than with fall use. Litter decreased with all seasonal treatments, but decreased most under spring-fall use. Drought and growing-season moisture were the critical factors in determining forage yields. The spring-fall pastures produced more forage, provided more days of grazing, and gave the highest average beef production, 177 lb/season. Spring grazing was next and fall grazing the least productive for animal weight gains.
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CitationCurrie, Pat O. 1970. Influence of spring, fall, and spring-fall grazing on crested wheatgrass range. Journal of Range Management. 23(2): 103-108.
Keywordsgrazing, crested wheatgrass, range
- Establishing native plants in crested wheatgrass stands using successional management
- Factors affecting yield and nutritional quality of crested wheatgrass
- Using growing-season precipitation to predict crested wheatgrass yields
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