Range grazing capacity raised: Program of seeding annual clovers, fertilization and grazing management resulted in improved forage quality and quantity
AuthorsWilliam A. Williams
R. Merton Love
John P. Conrad
Authors AffiliationsWilliam A. Williams is Assistant Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis; R. Merton Love is Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis; John P. Conrad is Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 10(2):3-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n02p3. February 1956.
A threefold increase in grazing capacity was achieved in a five-year range improvement program involving the seeding of adapted clovers, phosphorus fertilization, and grazing management on over 500 acres. Grazing records and quadrat harvests demonstrate the marked success of the improvement methods.
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