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Irrigated warm- and cool-season grasses compared in Northern California pastures


Melvin R. George
Pefer B. Sands
Charles B. Wilson
Roger Ingram
J. Michael Connor

Authors Affiliations

M. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(4):21-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p21. July 1992.

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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.

George M, Sands P, Wilson C, Ingram R, Connor J. 1992. Irrigated warm- and cool-season grasses compared in Northern California pastures. Hilgardia 46(4):21-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p21
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