Irrigated warm- and cool-season grasses compared in Northern California pastures
AuthorsMelvin R. George
Pefer B. Sands
Charles B. Wilson
J. Michael Connor
Authors AffiliationsM. R. George is Cooperative Extension Range and Pasture Specialist; P. B. Sands is Cooperative Extension Staff Research Associate, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis; C. B. Wilson is Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba counties; R. Ingram is Farm Advisor, Nevada County; J. M. Connor is Superintendent, Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center.
Hilgardia 46(4):21-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p21. July 1992.
North American prairie grasses were most productive in a comparative study of irrigated warm-and cool-season grasses. The high yield and later peak in production of warm-season grasses make them ideal for increasing the productivity of irrigated pastures in California. All grasses in the study survived reduced irrigation. Grazing cattle preferred dallisgrass over all other grasses.
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