Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Fertilizers produce more range forage in drought than normal years

Authors

William J. van Riet
Robert Bailey

Authors Affiliations

W. J. van Riet is Farm Advisor for Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties; R. Bailey is District Conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in Redding, and fomerly Soil Conservationist at the Patterson SCS Field Ofice.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(3):28-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p28. May 1991.

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Abstract

Nitrogenous fertilizers produced greater yield increases in drought years than in more abundant rainfall years. None the less, ranchers will need to carefully compare the costs of this added production with other alternatives, and also consider the odds of receiving less than 11 inches of rainfall.

van Riet W, Bailey R. 1991. Fertilizers produce more range forage in drought than normal years. Hilgardia 45(3):28-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p28
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